Azure HDInsight Application Platform Overview

Azure HDInsight is an Apache Hadoop distribution powered by the cloud. This means that it handles any amount of data, scaling from terabytes to petabytes on demand. Spin up any number of nodes at any time – we charge only for the compute and storage that you use.

We are pleased to announce an easy way to distribute, discover and install solutions or applications that you have built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. These solutions can span a variety of scenarios from data ingestion, data wrangling, monitoring, visualization, optimizing performance, security, analyzing, visualization, reporting, and many more.

Release Blog

Documentation & How-To's

Documentation & How-To's

Install custom HDInsight applications

MSDN documentation on apps

Customize Linux-based HDInsight clusters using Script Action

Publish HDInsight applications into the Azure Marketplace