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November 2020

Nov 17

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes with Premium Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features
Nov 9

Azure HDInsight ID Broker (HIB) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
Nov 5

Azure HDInsight now supports Private Link in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight private link integration allows you to create VNET injected clusters with no public IP and access them using your own private endpoints.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
Nov 4

New region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDinsight is now generally available in UAE Central

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters

September 2020

Sep 29

Azure HDInsight --Autoscale for Interactive Query with HDInsight 4.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable HDInsight Autoscale to drive higher utilization of your clusters.

  • HDInsight
  • Features

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
  • Security
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
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
  • Security
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

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
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
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
  • Services
  • Features

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
  • Security
  • Features
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
  • Features
Nov 5

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
Nov 5

Azure HDInsight—Restrict outbound network traffic 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
  • 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
  • Services
  • Features
  • Retirements

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