New enhancements to HDInsight

26 June 2014

We've made the following updates to HDInsight service with our 6/24/2014 release:
  • HDInsight 3.1 (HDP 2.1) is now generally available and is the default version for new clusters.
  • HBase clusters, which are available in preview, can now be created in just 3 clicks from Azure Management Portal.
  • Apache Mahout is now pre-installed on HDInsight 3.1 clusters.
  • Hive queries can use Tez in HDInsight 3.1 to gain substantial performance improvements.
Check out the HDInsight release notes for more information.

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