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    April 2019

    Apr 24

    Changes to HDInsight cluster configuration access

    We are introducing some important changes to support more fine-grained role-based access to sensitive configuration information from HDInsight clusters. As part of these changes, some user action may be required.

    Apr 23

    Azure HDInsight is now available in China East 2

    Four regions are available in China: China East, China North, China North 2 and China East 2.

    Apr 17

    Apache Hadoop 3 on Azure HDInsight 4.0 is now available

    New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability, and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.

    March 2019

    Mar 7

    HDInsight networking resources provisioned in the HDInsight resource group

    The networking resources (such as NICs and load balancers) for new Azure HDInsight clusters created in a virtual network are now provisioned in the same HDInsight cluster resource group.

    Mar 6

    Azure HDInsight is now available in France Central

    Across the world, Azure HDInsight is available in 29 public regions, including France Central.

    February 2019

    Feb 5

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

    Feb 4

    Azure HDInsight available in US DoD East, US DoD Central, US Gov Texas

    Azure HDInsight is now available in US DoD East, US DoD Central, and US Gov Texas.

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    HDInsight Tooling has new capabilities

    The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode are now generally available (GA). They provide you with best-in-class authoring experiences for Apache Hive batch jobs, interactive Hive queries, and PySpark jobs.

    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.