Azure HDInsight Receives Expanded Deployment Options

Azure HDInsight, Microsoft's implementation of Apache's Hadoop software framework, has received new deployment options, including more Azure Virtual Machine (VM) sizes and a preview on Linux. HDInsight is designed to speed processing of large data sets (Big Data) and improve reliability and cut costs by using clusters of commodity computers, enabling customers to deploy and scale Hadoop clusters on Azure more rapidly and potentially at lower cost than on-premises.

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