The cloud big data of Microsoft offering HDInsight will have new capabilities but not the only thing that users will receive. The hosting service Azure, based-off Apache Hadoop, HBase, Spark, Microsoft R Server,… show a pricing restructured according to a number of product fields.
You can find now a 52% price reduction in Azure HDInsight, with the replacement for the Premium cluster tier (in the Enterprise Security Package). For Christmas, you can save on bonanza, including an 80% price reduction ($0.016 per core hour) for the R Server Azure HDInsight.
The Apache Kafka give the possibility for the customer to build open-source, a real-time analytics solution with an Azure HDInsight 99.9% SLA.
The integration of the Azure Log Analytics is in general availability and you can have a preview of the Enterprise Security package (or you can also put it as an add-on for the HDInsight cluster).
We can see that Microsoft’s been putting a lot of effort into making its Hadoop service a complete global one, with the widespread distribution of the data centers of the big “M” company.
The attractivity of the price reductions creates a big concurrency to AWS, the service from Amazon.
Which side are you in? Azure or AWS?