Choose the correct HDInsight Configuration to build open source analytics solutions.

Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Azure HDInsight

In this module, you learn the different configurations for ensuring optimal use of HDInsight from both a performance and cost perspective.

Learning objectives

At the end of this module, you understand:

  • The correct HDInsight configuration options.
  • Decision criteria for selecting the correct HDInsight configuration option.
  • Analyze a scenario and map it to an HDInsight configuration option.
  • Cost Optimization strategies for HDInsight clusters.


The following prerequisite should be completed.

  • Successfully log in to the Azure portal.
  • Understand the Azure storage options.
  • Understand the Azure compute options.
  • Create a HDInsight Cluster in the Azure portal.