Beginners Guide - Microsoft Hadoop On Azure

From the Microsoft BI User Group meeting last week held in Tampa, they gave us a link to begin  Microsoft Hadoop on Azure website:


This is separate from Windows for Azure (free 90 day trial)


There's a site for Getting Started, however I don't have the necessary files installed on my laptop, in addition, we were told the 1 x tutorial sandbox is good for 5 days and I didn't want to waste the valuable opportunity without doing some basic research first...


Clicking on Hello World...

It seems there are some prerequisites for getting started, from the downloaded Word Doc above (HDInsight Jumpstart):

Software prerequisites for the jump start scenarios

Each example has the prerequisites needed to run the scenarios. Here is the complete list of software requirements which are needed to perform the exercises so that you can work through the examples with minimum disruptions.
Windows Azure trial account for SQL Database service and Azure Storage - http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/
Windows Azure HDInsight Service trial account – http://www.hadooponazure.com.
Client utilities for Microsoft’s Apache Hadoop-based services including the HiveODBCSetup msi - https://www.hadooponazure.com/Dashboard.ashx?r=%2FHome%2FDownloads
SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services installed with a Tabular model database instance on a server or virtual machine - http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/try-it.aspx.
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server – used for Sqoop scenarios with a local instance of a SQL Server database - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11774 (not required for the jump start examples)
Microsoft SQL Server Connector for Apache Hadoop – used for Sqoop scenarios with a local instance of a SQL Server database - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27584 (not required for the jump start examples)
Microsoft HDInsight Server – link coming soon – stay tuned at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6218.getting-started-with-hadoop-based-services-for-windows-en-us.aspx. You can also use the Remote Desktop tile on your Windows Azure HDInsight Service dashboard to simulate performing these actions on Windows Server.

Note regarding code samples

This paper includes example command line commands that include punctuation that may have been altered within this Word document. Examples include the minus (-) sign and double quotes (“) characters. If you get an error attempting to copy and paste, check issues with the punctuation characters.

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