Stories by Sergey Klimov and Andrei Paleyes, senior R&D engineers at Altoros Systems Inc.

Hadoop on Windows Azure: Hive vs. JavaScript for processing big data

For some time Microsoft didn't offer a solution for processing big data in cloud environments. SQL Server is good for storage, but its ability to analyze terabytes of data is limited. Hadoop, which was designed for this purpose, is written in Java and was not available to .Net developers. So, Microsoft launched the Hadoop on Windows Azure service to make it possible to distribute the load and speed up big data computations.

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