Creating a HDP Ready CentOS Image for Azure

There already exist some collections of VM images in Windows Azure gallery. Additionally on VM Depot the community can share custom provisioned images. Looking for a HDP ready image based on CentOS I could not find one suitable for my needs. In this post I would like to describe how I created my first HDP ready image based on CentOS for Windows Azure. The image will be created within Azure itself, as I don’t have access to Hyper-V and any attempts to create a CentOS based VHD with VirtualBox failed for unknown reasons. Continue reading “Creating a HDP Ready CentOS Image for Azure”

Tech. Preview: HDP 2.2

The up-coming release of HDP 2.2 will contain some important forward-facing changes to the Hadoop Platform. Together with partners Hortonworks is shaping the future of Big Data in an open community. Looking at some of the key new features we get a pretty clear picture of what the future of Hadoop is going to look like. The quickest way to get started now is to download the HDP Sandbox here. Continue reading “Tech. Preview: HDP 2.2”