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    November 2018

    October 2018

    Oct 17

    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

    Sep 26

    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.

    Sep 24

    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.

    Sep 24

    HDInsight 4.0 in preview

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

    Sep 24

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight generally available

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

    August 2018

    Aug 20

    Kafka 1.1 support on Azure HDInsight

    HDInsight now supports Kafka 1.1.

    June 2018

    Jun 27

    Updates to Hadoop, Spark, and Data Lake Storage Gen2 on Azure HDInsight

    We’re announcing several new capabilities across a wide range of OSS frameworks and support of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 on Azure HDInsight.

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Azure HDInsight—Interactive querying and Log Analytics

    HDInsight now has two additional features available—HDI Interactive Query, and Azure Log Analytics.

    May 2017

    May 10

    Introducing the Azure app (preview)

    With the Azure mobile app, you can check status and critical metrics of your Azure resources, get notifications and alerts, and perform simple operations to resolve common issues.

    May 2

    HDInsight—Cloud-first with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6

    Operating a cloud service like HDInsight, fully managed and backed by enterprise-grade SLA, will enable customers to deploy the latest bits of Hadoop and Spark on demand. To that end, we're excited to announce that the latest Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6 will be continuously available to HDInsight even before its on-premises release.

    April 2017

    Apr 26

    Web Log Analytics for Azure HDInsight

    Azure HDInsight will soon include specific tasks—such as doing Web Log Analytics on Azure Website—in the query console.

    February 2017

    Feb 28

    Public preview: Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1

    Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1 is in public preview.

    Feb 6

    Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

    The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.

    November 2016

    Nov 16

    General availability: R Server on HDInsight

    R Server on HDInsight is generally available. It enables scalable machine learning in the R language and several new features, such as integration with Spark 2.0 and Spark data sources.

    June 2016

    Jun 6

    General availability: Spark on HDInsight

    Spark on Azure HDInsight is generally available. It brings an industry-leading availability SLA of 99.9 percent, scalable storage, and productivity tools for interactive big-data exploration and development.

    Jun 6

    General availability: HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ

    We're excited to announce the general availability of the HDInsight Tools plug-in for IntelliJ, which helps users develop Java Spark applications on Azure HDInsight.

    April 2016

    Apr 29

    New Dv2 instances for Azure HDInsight

    A new instance size, D5 v2, extends the Dv2-Series for Azure HDInsight. It has 16 cores and 56 GB of memory.

    Apr 5

    HDInsight enables customizations to live, running clusters

    HDInsight enables Script Action–based customizations to live, running clusters.

    Apr 1

    Azure HDInsight supports R for machine learning and new updates to Spark and Hadoop

    Azure HDInsight can run 100 percent open-source R to do machine learning and has new updates on the latest Hadoop and Spark components from Hortonworks.