Fast Start MapR on Microsoft Azure

The MapR Fast Start for Hadoop on Azure provides an extremely quick and easy way for developers, administrators and business users to experience the power of the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. The fast start features Apache Drill, which truly democratizes and accelerates access to data and insights by allowing you to apply a full SQL skill set to explore structured as well as semi-structured data and use existing visualization tools to refine and interpret the results.

The fast start includes a tutorial that walks you through the straightforward steps required to query data stored in a MapR cluster using Drill, and extract insights and visualize the findings using Tableau, a leading visualization tool that is part of the broader ecosystem. MapR has developed sample data and a demo that bring these capabilities to life in an interactive experience that involves a fully functional Hadoop sandbox running on pre-configured Azure instances.