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HDInsight clusters can now be customized to run a variety of Hadoop projects, including Spark and R Modules, by using Script Action.
HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio: Write Hive queries and view Hive jobs right from Visual Studio.
Operational Insights is an Azure-based service that is tailored for IT operations teams. It leverages the power of Azure HDInsight to glean machine data across environments, and turns the data into real-time operational intelligence to enable better-informed business decisions.
You now have the ability to run your Big Data Hadoop workloads as a preconfigured Azure VM, using your choice of Cloudera Enterprise or Hortonworks HDP operating on Linux.
With the public preview of Apache Storm clusters, HDInsight can now also process real-time events. In addition, we’ve teamed up with Hortonworks to deliver hybrid data connectors between on-premises and cloud deployments.
Virtual Network (VNet) support for HDInsight is now generally available. In addition to HBase clusters, now you can provision Hadoop clusters in a VNet. HDInsight supports deploying only into a location-based VNet.
Host Azure HDInsight in Japan West and US Central with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.
HDInsight has now expanded its geographical presence to three new regions: East Asia, North Central US, and South Central US.
HDInsight 3.1 (HDP 2.1) is now generally available and includes enhancements to HBase, Mahout and Tez.
This PowerShell release includes updates for Web Sites, Traffic Manager, and individual cmdlets.
The preview of Apache HBase clusters is available in the HDInsight Service. HBase is a low-latency NoSQL database that allows online transactional processing of big data.
Newly created HDInsight clusters will run on Windows Server 2012 R2, have .NET 4.5 available, and allow inbound connections to any executable on worker nodes.
New deployment and performance improvements are part of the Hadoop 2.2 in Azure HDInsight GA release.
Azure ISO Certification expanded to include SQL Database, Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Web Sites, BizTalk Services, Media Services, Mobile Services, Service Bus, Multi-Factor Authentication, and HDInsight.
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