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Ability to extend Azure Data Lake components?

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    I have a client evaluating Azure and AWS for Big Data eg Azure Data Lake A&S versus AWS EMR/S3 -- in looking at their requirements, there are additional components that need to be present on the Hadoop nodes.  Within AWS, I can do basic bootstrapping to start up additional services not within the standard AMI/EMR environment -- but not sure if I have the capability to do this within Azure.  Given that Azure DL A&S is a managed service -- I am concerned that I do not have the ability to extend/customize the underlying environment eg adding software on each node and specialized service start-up.  Any ideas?

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:00 PM

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  • I'd be happy to help.  If you're really looking for a cluster service like EMR, then HDInsight is probably a better bet for customisation than ADL.

    Does HDInsight work for your customer?

    Thank you,

    Guy

    Friday, December 8, 2017 11:16 PM