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    July 2019

    8 Jul

    Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1 support on Azure HDInsight

    Azure HDInsight now supports Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1. You can choose the Spark or the Kafka version that you want during cluster creation in the Azure portal. Both updates come with several new features, hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.

    June 2019

    26 Jun

    Security Advisory: Patching Azure HDInsight clusters to address Linux Kernel TCP vulnerabilities

    Azure HDInsight has updated against the vulnerabilities that affect the Linux kernel.

    20 Jun

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Enhanced PySpark Interactive Query

    We are pleased to announce the integration of VSCode Python extension to handle PySpark interactive for HDInsight in VSCode. The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode leverages the Python extension to…

    19 Jun

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Hive table preview

    HDInsight for VSCode continues to boost the experience of Hive users with self-service exploratory capabilities. The HDInsight explorer in VSCode not only empowers you to browse Hive databases across…

    May 2019

    9 May

    Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

    We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that affected EA customers only.

    6 May

    HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now in preview

    HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high-throughput NoSQL workloads.

    6 May

    Autoscale for Azure HDInsight is now in preview

    Autoscale which automatically scales your Spark, Hive or MapReduce HDInsight clusters up or down based on load or a pre-defined schedule, is now in preview.

    April 2019

    24 Apr

    Changes to HDInsight cluster configuration access

    We are introducing some important changes to support more fine-grained, role-based access to sensitive configuration information from HDInsight clusters. As part of these changes, some user action may be required.

    23 Apr

    Azure HDInsight is now available in China East 2

    Four regions are available in China: China East, China North, China North 2 and China East 2.

    17 Apr

    Apache Hadoop 3 on Azure HDInsight 4.0 is now available

    New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.

    March 2019

    7 Mar

    HDInsight networking resources provisioned in the HDInsight resource group

    The networking resources (such as NICs and load balancers) for new Azure HDInsight clusters created in a virtual network are now provisioned in the same HDInsight cluster resource group.

    6 Mar

    Azure HDInsight is now available in France Central

    Across the world, Azure HDInsight is available in 29 public regions, including France Central.

    February 2019

    5 Feb

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

    4 Feb

    Azure HDInsight available in US DoD East, US DoD Central, US Gov Texas

    Azure HDInsight is now available in US DoD East, US DoD Central and US Gov Texas.

    January 2019

    23 Jan

    HDInsight Tooling has new capabilities

    The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode are now generally available (GA). They provide you with best-in-class authoring experiences for Apache Hive batch jobs, interactive Hive queries and PySpark jobs.

    November 2018

    October 2018

    17 Oct

    General availability: HDInsight Hadoop Enterprise Security Package

    Easily set up an HDInsight cluster with Enterprise Security Package that’s joined to an Azure AD DS managed domain.

    September 2018

    26 Sep

    Stream Analytics: Output partitioning to Blob storage by custom date and time formats

    Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

    24 Sep

    Developer tools enhancements for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight

    We’re bringing several exciting new enhancements to developer tools for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight.

    24 Sep

    HDInsight 4.0 in preview

    Azure HDInsight 4.0 Preview is now available, backed by our enterprise-grade SLA.

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