Python Streaming on Windows Azure HDInsight?

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  • We have some Hadoop streaming jobs written in Python that I want to move to HDInsight on Windows Azure.

    Whilst Python seems to be installed on the head node, it doesn't seem to be available on the other nodes(?)

    When I try to install Python via a map job with a batch file

    ..\..\jars\python-2.7.5.amd64.msi /quiet

    I get a 1601 error code, which I believe is Windows Installer not available.

    What's the story with Python on HDInsight please? Has anybody found a way to get this to work? Any advice or guidelines would be gratefully received.


    Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:42 PM

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  • What about creating exe files from Python? It's not ideal, but then you don't have to worry about any additional modules. You may use Py2exe for this.

     In any case I would be interested to see what solution you came up with.

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:47 PM