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April 2021

14 Apr

Apache Spark 3.0 is now available for public preview in HDInsight 4.0.

IN PREVIEW

Apache Spark 3.0 public preview in HDInsight 4.0 is a major update to Apache Spark and brings significant improvements including better performance and better support for ANSI SQL.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Features

March 2021

10 Mar

New Norway East region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for Norway East customers.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
9 Mar

HDInsight Apache Kafka REST Proxy is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight Kafka REST proxy greatly simplifies messaging architecture patterns by allowing Kafka producers and consumers to be located outside the virtual network and enables working with unsupported languages.

  • HDInsight
  • HDInsight Linux
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

February 2021

17 Feb

Azure Dav4-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Adopt Dav4-series VMs in HDInsight to get great performance at a competitive price.

  • HDInsight
  • HDInsight Linux
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

January 2021

25 Jan

General availability: Azure HDInsight extends capabilities for encryption of data in transit and at rest

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) encryption in transit is now generally available. HDInsight also supports version-less keys for customer-managed key (CMK) encryption at rest.

  • HDInsight
  • Security

November 2020

17 Nov

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes with Premium Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With Premium Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for accelerated writes HDInsight HBase cluster, customers can now have increased read performance compared to standard storage and also take advantage of Hierarchical namespace feature of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
9 Nov

Azure HDInsight ID Broker (HIB) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight ID Broker (HIB) provides modern OAuth authentication and enables federated users to login to cluster without syncing on-premise password hashes to the cloud.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
5 Nov

Azure HDInsight now supports Private Link in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight private link integration allows you to create VNET injected clusters with no public IP and access them using your own private endpoints.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
4 Nov

New region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDinsight is now generally available in UAE Central

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters

September 2020

29 Sep

Azure HDInsight --Autoscale for Interactive Query with HDInsight 4.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable HDInsight Autoscale to drive higher utilization of your clusters.

  • HDInsight
  • Features

July 2020

29 Jul

Azure HDInsight now supports virtual network service endpoint policies

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports virtual network service endpoint policies, which allow you to filter HDInsight egress virtual network traffic to certain Azure storage accounts.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
21 Jul

Updates to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight now fully supports distributions of Apache analytics projects in-house. Plus, in the coming months, we’re launching the next generation of HDInsight with new and improved features.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source

May 2020

19 May

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements

IN PREVIEW

Three new security feature improvements are available for Azure HDinsight.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Features
19 May

Azure HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code—Create, run, and debug notebook

IN PREVIEW

This new release enables you to perform Jupyter-like notebook operations and boosts collaborations with one-click conversion between IPYNB and PY files.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
19 May

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements include support for customer-managed key encryption with Azure Key Vault and a new feature, ID broker, which simplifies authentication setups.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Features

March 2020

4 Mar

Updates to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft now fully supports distributions of Apache analytics projects in-house. Also, we’ll soon launch the next generation of HDInsight with improved provisioning and management experience, reserved instance pricing, low-priority virtual machines (VMs), and auto-scale.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source

January 2020

13 Jan

Azure HDInsight TLS 1.2 Enforcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Starting on June 30, 2020, Azure HDInsight will enforce TLS 1.2 or later versions for all HTTPS connections. We recommend that you ensure that all your clients are ready to handle TLS 1.2 or later versions.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
7 Jan

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
6 Jan

Minimum virtual machine sizing for Azure HDInsight cluster head nodes

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning April 6, 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Features

November 2019

22 Nov

Azure HDInsight—Simplify NSG rules management using service tags

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports the use of service tags to simplify inbound network security group (NSG) rule management. Azure service tags group multiple IP addresses under a single user friendly tag. Administrators need to only create rules by referring to the tags while Microsoft takes the responsibility of keeping the IP addresses up to date. Administrators maintaining Azure HDInsight clusters can now benefit from this manageability improvement.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Features

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