Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks.

The software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT), which completed its blockbuster acquisition of GitHub last October, continued its push into open source with this week’s release of Hadoop 3.0 on its Azure HDInsight analytics service. The release incorporates upgrades to Hive, including its data warehouse “connector” for Apache Spark, as well as new versions of HBase and Phoenix.

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