Lately I have been asked by a lot of my co-workers, if Hadoop runs on Windows. After going to the Hadoop Summit last month, I have been able to tell them about Azure HDInsight. Which is basically Apache Hadoop running on Windows Azure.
It appears that Microsoft has been working with Hortonworks to bring Apache Hadoop to Windows and here is the end produce.
<a href="http://www xenical medication.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/hdinsight/”>http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/hdinsight/
So if you are interest in Hadoop on Windows check it out.