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May 24, 2013
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Get Started with Hadoop on Hortonworks Data Platform 1.1 for Windows

We are excited to release the Hortonworks Data Platform 1.1 for Windows as a Generally Available product. In this blog post, I’m going to outline how to get started with HDP 1.1 for Windows.

HDP for WindowsWith HDP for Windows, you can deploy Apache Hadoop and the HDP stack of components natively on a Windows Server cluster. The HDP for Windows download includes an MSI and remote installation scripts. With these artifacts, you can setup a multi-node Hadoop cluster in either a Workgroup or Active Directory Domain networking configuration. This enables HDP for Windows to be deployed for production use in Windows Data centers.

The best way to get started and evaluate HDP is to set up a single node cluster. We’ve written a quick start guide that walks you through all the pre-requisites and install steps needed to get going. With a single node cluster, you can experience the full functionality of the product – load data into HDFS, execute Hive, Pig and MapReduce jobs, schedule processing workflows through Oozie.

HDP enables seamless integration with the Microsoft BI tool ecosystem. You can explore data in HDFS through the Data Explorer  in Excel. You can query and analyze Hive data in Excel by using the ODBC driver to connect to Hive Server 2. You can import/export data from and to SQL Server through Apache Sqoop.

These integrations enable HDP to become an integral part of your Enterprise Data Architecture, and allow you to utilize the same tools that you are familiar with to interact with HDP.

Learn More. Please take a look at the Hortonworks Documentation to learn more about installing and using HDP 1.1 for Windows.

Tell Us About It. Please visit the HDP 1.1 for Windows Forum to ask questions, get help, provide feedback and hear what others are doing with HDP.

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