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Azure HDInsight is a managed Hadoop distribution, developed in partnership with Hortonworks and Microsoft. It uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution, which means that HDInsight is entirely Apache Hadoop on Azure. It deploys and provisions managed Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud on Windows or Linux machines, which is a unique capability. It provides the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for reliable data storage.