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July 2020

Jul 29

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
Jul 21

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

May 19

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements

IN PREVIEW

Three new security feature improvements are available for Azure HDinsight.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
May 19

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
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

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
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security

March 2020

Mar 4

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

Jan 13

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
Jan 7

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Jan 6

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
  • Features
  • Services

November 2019

Nov 22

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
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 7

Azure HDInsight—Autoscale is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Autoscale for Azure HDInsight is now generally available across all regions for Apache Spark and Hadoop workloads. This feature makes it possible to operate your big data analytics workloads in a more cost-efficient and productive way, so you can drive higher use of your HDInsight clusters and pay only for what you need.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
Nov 6

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The accelerated writes feature in the HDInsight HBase cluster attaches a Premium SSD managed disk to every region server (worker node). Write ahead logs are configured to be written to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) mounted on premium managed disks instead of standard Azure page blobs. Premium managed disks are SSD-based and offer excellent I/O performance with fault tolerance. Using premium managed disks for WALs allows us to separate write ahead log storage from Apache HBase data storage.

  • HDInsight
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 6

Azure HDInsight now enables you to customize Azure SQL Database for Ambari

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure HDInsight capability enables you to customize and upgrade your Azure SQL Database for Apache Ambari during cluster creation.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 5

Azure HDInsight—Restrict outbound network traffic clusters by using Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The integration of Azure HDInsight and Azure Firewall, in order to restrict outbound traffic from the cluster to unauthorized destinations, is now generally available.

  • HDInsight
  • Azure Firewall
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security

September 2019

Sep 30

Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation—Migrate before October 31, 2019

Target retirement date: October 31, 2019

Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on October 31, 2019. After this date, you won't be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Retirements
  • Services
Sep 23

Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.

  • HDInsight
  • Features

July 2019

Jul 8

Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1 support on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Features

June 2019

Jun 26

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • HDInsight
  • Security
Jun 20

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…

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Jun 19

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…

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools

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