Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure HDInsights Explained

If you need to understand the format of this post, take a look at my introduction to the series. Like A Boss HDInsights is designed to help tame the Big Data beast by providing an on-demand Apache Hadoop solution hosted on Azure.  You can create a Cluster of between 1 and 32 Nodes and use standard Hadoop tools like … Continue reading Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure HDInsights Explained

Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure Web Sites Explained

If you need to understand the format of this post, take a look at my introduction to the series. Like A Boss Microsoft Azure Web Sites (MAWS) provides an experience that is familiar to many developers or businesses as it resembles traditional shared web hosting. MAWS provides a simpler deployment and management experience than either PaaS … Continue reading Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure Web Sites Explained

Not Your Father’s Cloud: Windows Azure Services Explained (Intro)

There's a lot to Microsoft Azure. Your Dad would be amazed. Most likely your Dad struggles to turn on the TV but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's at least go the fundamentals right (like *not* thinking RAM refers to something best left in a field with the other sheep). In … Continue reading Not Your Father’s Cloud: Windows Azure Services Explained (Intro)