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March 2019

Mar 7

HDInsight networking resources provisioned in the HDInsight resource group

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight
Mar 6

Azure HDInsight is now available in France Central

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

  • HDInsight

February 2019

Feb 5

Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

  • HDInsight
Feb 4

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • HDInsight

January 2019

Jan 28

HDInsight Tooling has new capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight

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

October 2018

Oct 17

General availability: HDInsight Hadoop Enterprise Security Package

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily set up an HDInsight cluster with Enterprise Security Package that's joined to an Azure AD DS managed domain.

  • HDInsight
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security

September 2018

Sep 26

Stream Analytics: Output partitioning to Blob storage by custom date and time formats

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Databricks
  • HDInsight
Sep 24

Developer tools enhancements for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

We're bringing several exciting new enhancements to developer tools for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight.

  • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
  • HDInsight
Sep 24

HDInsight 4.0 in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight 4.0 Preview is now available, backed by our enterprise-grade SLA.

  • HDInsight
Sep 24

Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

  • HDInsight

August 2018

Aug 20

Kafka 1.1 support on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight now supports Kafka 1.1.

  • HDInsight

June 2018

Jun 27

Updates to Hadoop, Spark, and Data Lake Storage Gen2 on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re announcing several new capabilities across a wide range of OSS frameworks and support of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 on Azure HDInsight.

  • HDInsight

September 2017

Sep 26

Azure HDInsight—Interactive querying and Log Analytics

IN PREVIEW

HDInsight now has two additional features available—HDI Interactive Query, and Azure Log Analytics.

  • HDInsight
  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor

May 2017

May 10

Introducing the Azure app (preview)

IN 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.

  • Alerts
  • API Management
  • App Service
  • Azure Monitor
  • Logic Apps
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Cloud Services
  • HDInsight
  • Scheduler
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure DevOps
  • Web Apps
May 2

HDInsight—Cloud-first with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • HDInsight

April 2017

Apr 26

Web Log Analytics for Azure HDInsight

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight will soon include specific tasks—such as doing Web Log Analytics on Azure Website—in the query console.

  • Log Analytics
  • HDInsight
  • Azure Monitor

February 2017

Feb 28

Public preview: Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1 is in public preview.

  • HDInsight
Feb 6

Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.

  • HDInsight
  • Marketplace
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Web Apps

November 2016

Nov 16

General availability: R Server on HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

R Server on HDInsight is generally available. It enables scalable machine learning in the R language and several new features, such as integration with Spark 2.0 and Spark data sources.

  • HDInsight

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