The best option to learn big data technologies is to either download HortonWorks or Cloudera VM’s which has everything pre-installed. I decided to go with HortonWorks sandbox VM on Azure. The instructions are pretty straight forward as given in http://hortonworks.com/hadoop-tutorial/deploying-hortonworks-sandbox-on-microsoft-azure/ The installation was very smooth and at the end of it when i went to the configuration page it showed me   Note: You can either use the IP address or DNS name for accessing the URL. As per…