Jumpstarting Big Data Projects @ TechEd, PASS Summit, OOP

Architectural Considerations of HDInsight Applications

@ OOP 2015, TechEd Europe 2014 and PASS Summit 2014

Last week, my esteemed colleague Alexei Khalyako (from AzureCAT – the Azure Customer Advisory Team) and myself were speaking at the OOP 2015 – Software meets Business in Munich on jumpstarting Big Data projects. In fact, this session was also the foundation of our talks at TechEd Europe 2014 and PASS Summit 2014.

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Here, we were walking through the architectural considerations and decisions made in building an HDInsight solution. Short reminder: HDInsight is a Hadoop implementation as a platform as a service (PaaS) on Microsoft Azure. The HDInsight solution was to drive visitor experience and provide a personalised view using recommendations.

The session is structured along the typical Data Warehouse workflow:

As we go through every step we highlight the agony of choice between various technologies (both open source and Microsoft Azure services) especially in the big data space:


Mapping the technology options to each step within the data warehouse workflow:


And the final implementation workflow:


And here the slides:

Jumpstarting big data projects / Architectural Considerations of HDInsight Applications from Olivia Klose

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