Azure HDInsight Expands Analytics with R, Kafka

Azure HDInsight is a hosted Hadoop data repository service that can receive and process large volumes of semi-structured and unstructured data. The service automates deployment of Hadoop clusters more rapidly and at lower cost than on-premises deployments, and it does not require substantial upfront investment. The service includes an analytic component that provides multiple deployment configurations that are optimized for specific analytic workloads, such as data mining, Web and social media processing, and real-time streaming processing.

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