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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 is now generally available for Norway East customers.
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.
Adopt Dav4-series VMs in HDInsight to get great performance at a competitive price.
General availability: Azure HDInsight extends capabilities for encryption of data in transit and at rest
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.
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 ID Broker (HIB) provides modern OAuth authentication and enables federated users to login to cluster without syncing on-premise password hashes to the cloud.
Azure HDInsight private link integration allows you to create VNET injected clusters with no public IP and access them using your own private endpoints.
Azure HDinsight is now generally available in UAE Central
Enable HDInsight Autoscale to drive higher utilization of your clusters.
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 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.
Three new security feature improvements are available for Azure HDinsight.
This new release enables you to perform Jupyter-like notebook operations and boosts collaborations with one-click conversion between IPYNB and PY files.
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.
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.
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.
Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.
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.
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.
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