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Microsoft roadmap on LinQ to HPC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I had seen a blog written by Ade that Microsoft is not taking LinQ to HPC to production. Is this true? Is it confirmed that Microsoft no more supports LinQ to HPC as solution to big data? Yet to see this reflecting in the Big Data solution site in Microsoft portal.

    Further, there is a lot of documentation provided by Microsoft as part of Big Data solution stack containing LinQ to HPC as one of the piece that can be used. Refer to the link1 and link2. Will these be updated by removing LinQ to HPC as part of the solution stack?

    Please confirm.

    Regards,


    Phani Note: Please vote/mark the post as answered if it answers your question/helps to solve your problem.
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:10 PM

Answers

  • This is indeed correct. As stated in the original blog post on the HPC Team blog.

    "As part of this release we’ve also updated the preview version of LINQ to HPC, however, this will be the final preview and we do not plan to move forward with a production release. In line with our announcement in October at the PASS conference we will focus our effort on bringing Apache Hadoop to both Windows Server and Windows Azure. Hadoop has emerged as a great platform for analyzing unstructured data or large volumes of data at low cost, which aligns well with Microsoft’s vision for its Information Platform. It also has a vibrant community of users and developers eager to innovate on this platform. Microsoft is keen to not only contribute to this vibrant community, but also help its adoption in the Enterprise. We expect a preview version on Windows Azure available by end of the calendar year."

    You can read more about Microsoft's big data strategy and Hadoop here http://microsoft.com/bigdata/

    We will be updating our documentation to clearly label LINQ to HPC as a preview only technology as outlined above. On a personal note I'd like to thank all of those who provided us with feedback on LINQ to HPC and helped us develop the product.

    Thanks,

    Ade Miller
    Principal Program manager, LINQ to HPC.

     


    Ade
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:56 AM

All replies

  • This is indeed correct. As stated in the original blog post on the HPC Team blog.

    "As part of this release we’ve also updated the preview version of LINQ to HPC, however, this will be the final preview and we do not plan to move forward with a production release. In line with our announcement in October at the PASS conference we will focus our effort on bringing Apache Hadoop to both Windows Server and Windows Azure. Hadoop has emerged as a great platform for analyzing unstructured data or large volumes of data at low cost, which aligns well with Microsoft’s vision for its Information Platform. It also has a vibrant community of users and developers eager to innovate on this platform. Microsoft is keen to not only contribute to this vibrant community, but also help its adoption in the Enterprise. We expect a preview version on Windows Azure available by end of the calendar year."

    You can read more about Microsoft's big data strategy and Hadoop here http://microsoft.com/bigdata/

    We will be updating our documentation to clearly label LINQ to HPC as a preview only technology as outlined above. On a personal note I'd like to thank all of those who provided us with feedback on LINQ to HPC and helped us develop the product.

    Thanks,

    Ade Miller
    Principal Program manager, LINQ to HPC.

     


    Ade
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:56 AM
  • Hadoop is a java platform, and the main way to use it is with its native java, you can write map reduce jobs in other stacks like .NET but they have to use streaming and thrift, and you cant do everything you can do with native java. How does microsoft intend to provide support for its .NET stack and give .NET developers a comparable experience to java developers or will .NET be left in the dark?
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:14 PM
  • Jonny,

    I think your understanding of .NET support with the existing Hadoop streaming APIs is correct.

    Currently I can tell you the following:

    "A key element of Microsoft's approach to Big Data is to integrate Hadoop on Windows with the rest of our technology components including our developer tools and Frameworks. At this point however, Microsoft is not making any specific commitments to when Microsoft’s Hadoop distribution will support .NET "

    You can read more about Microsoft's big data strategy and Hadoop here http://microsoft.com/bigdata/

    I'll ask the team responsible for Microsoft's big data strategy to provide more detail here

    Thanks,

    Ade Miller
    Principal Program manager, LINQ to HPC.


    Ade
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:29 PM