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Azure HDInsight on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) PREVIEW

Deploy open-source analytics workloads and simplify container management in the cloud
Explore a cloud-native, open-source big data service rearchitected on AKS 

Build petabyte-scale big data apps

  • Reduce complexity with a curated set of Apache Flink, Apache Spark, and Trino open-source analytics workloads.
  • Get a fully connected lakehouse with access to real-time streaming, data engineering, and machine learning.
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  • Realize savings across the stack with better performance, autoscaling, automated OSS upgrades, and numerous self-service features. 
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  • Allow developers to customize cluster configurations, manage open-source libraries, and use modern authentication methods.
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Manage big data with open-source tools

Open-source analytics frameworks
Build analytics apps using the software of your choice, including Apache Flink, Trino, and Apache Spark.
Cloud infrastructure
Take advantage of faster provisioning, scaling, and upgrades with more resilient and reliable clusters.
Data security
Help protect your data assets with built-in, best-in-class Azure security standards.

Built-in security and compliance 

Microsoft has committed to investing USD$20 billion in cybersecurity over five years.

We employ more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.

Azure has one of the largest compliance certification portfolios in the industry.

Pay for only what you need

HDInsight on AKS offers a broad range of memory- and compute-optimized options with competitive pricing.
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Get started with a free account

Start with USD$200 Azure credit
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Get started with pay-as-you-go pricing

There’s no upfront commitment—cancel anytime.

Resources and documentation


  • Azure HDInsight on AKS is an open-source big data service for which HDInsight has been completely rearchitected to run on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) infrastructure. HDInsight on AKS allows you to deploy popular open-source analytics workloads such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, and Trino without the overhead of managing and monitoring containers. Learn more.
  • To learn more about provisioning HDInsight on AKS clusters, read the documentation.  
  • There are no changes to the existing version of Azure HDInsight. All your existing clusters will continue to run uninterrupted, and you can continue to create and scale new HDInsight clusters.