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On-premises Hadoop for Windows Server resurfaces

After ten months of silence, the public finally has a glimpse of what Microsoft has been up to with Hadoop.

Hadoop for Windows Server is in the private preview stage, Mary Jo Foley reported. It originated in a Sept. 21 presentation given by Denny Lee, the technical principal program manager for SQL Business Intelligence.

According to Lee’s slides, Hadoop for Windows Server will include remote-desktop support and an interactive management console. Hadoop on Azure, which is still in preview, will include elasticity and simplified deployment and management.

Lee’s presentation also indicated that there are other components in the works, including Excel Hive Add-in, Sqoop, Apache Pig, Hive ODBC and more, Foley said.

Hadoop is a Java-based framework that supports large data set processing in a distributing computing environment. Last fall, Microsoft said it would implement Hadoop for Windows Azure and Windows Server with Hortonworks as its partner.

The last update about the project came in December, when Microsoft set the Hadoop for Azure general availability for March of this year and Hadoop for Windows Server date for June.

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