Azure HDInsight Preview
HDInsight is Microsoft's Hadoop-based service that brings a 100% Apache Hadoop-based solution to the cloud. HDInsight gives you the ability to gain the full value of Big Data with a modern, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any type, whether structured or unstructured, and of any size. With HDInsight you can seamlessly store and process data of all types through Microsoft's modern data platform that provides simplicity, ease of management, and an open Enterprise-ready Hadoop service all running in the cloud. You can analyze your Hadoop data directly in Excel, using new capabilities like PowerPivot and Power View.