Create and Consume Big Data Cluster Apps
One of the capabilities of SQL Server Big Data Clusters is the ability to build and run custom applications on its surface. This is actually a very powerful feature, since it allows you to script and run a wide variety of solutions on top of your Big Data Cluster. For instance, you can create an application, or app as we will call it in the remainder of this chapter, to perform various maintenance tasks on top of your data like a database backup. Another example is the ability to create an entry point for your machine learning processes through a REST API, a use-case which we will explore later in this chapter.