Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start

This is the first of a three-Jump Start series tailored for architects and seasoned developers interested in a demo-heavy learning experience introducing Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Saptak Sen and Vice President of Consulting Services, Advaiya Inc Bill Ramos will start with setting up and loading data into Windows Azure storage and a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster. After covering Windows Azure Data Management concepts (e.g., SQL Machines, SQL Databases, Tables, Blobs), they will demonstrate using Hive to query Hadoop data using HiveQL commands

I didn’t get the link till late but it will be available for streaming in about a week