September 28, 2015

​Microsoft Deploys First Major Server Application on Ubuntu Linux

Microsoft's love affair with Linux continues as the company releases HDInsight, Microsoft's big data Hadoop-on-Azure service for Ubuntu Linux on its Azure cloud.

Even after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed Microsoft loved Linux and Microsoft released a specialized Linux for switches, Azure Cloud Switch, many don't buy that Microsoft believes in Linux. What will it take? Maybe, it will be this: Microsoft has selected Ubuntu for its first Linux-based software-as-a service offering, HDInsight, Microsoft's big data Hadoop-on-Azure service. Microsoft has partnered with Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, and Hortonworks, a major developer of the Hadoop program.

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