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    May 2019

    May 6

    HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now in preview

    HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high- throughput NoSQL workloads.

    • HDInsight
    • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
    • Apache Storm for HDInsight
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Services

    April 2019

    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.

    • HDInsight
    • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
    • Open Source
    • Services

    November 2018

    Nov 15

    Azure HDInsight is now available in China North 2

    Azure HDInsight is now available in China North 2.

    • HDInsight
    • Apache Kafka for HDInsight
    • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
    • HDInsight Linux
    • Apache Storm for HDInsight
    • R Server for HDInsight
    • Regions & Datacenters

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Apache Spark jobs gain up to nine times speed improvement with HDInsight IO Cache

    Achieve up to a nine times performance improvement in the speed of Apache Spark jobs with Azure HDInsight IO Cache, now in preview.

    • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
    • Services

    September 2018

    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.

    • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
    • HDInsight
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

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