Today, Quentin Clark, corporate vice president of the Data Platform Group, announced that SQL Server 2014 has released to manufacturing and Windows Azure HDInsight supporting Hadoop 2.2 is now generally available. SQL Server 2014 delivers hybrid cloud enhancements that make it easy to extend your on-premises database environment to the cloud. HDInsight delivers incremental performance and data compression improvements while leveraging the power of YARN.
Windows Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution forWindows Azure. It allows customers to dynamically provision Hadoop clusters to process data and leverage the elastic scale of Windows Azure. Customers can leverage their existing Windows Azure Blob storage or store data in the native Hadoop HDFS file system and dynamically provision Hadoop clusters to process data and leverage the elastic scale of Windows Azure.