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    July 2019

    Jul 8

    Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1 support on Azure HDInsight

    Azure HDInsight now supports Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1. You can choose the Spark or the Kafka version that you want during cluster creation in the Azure portal. Both updates come with several new features, hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    General availability: Azure Data Factory in China East 2

    Azure Data Factory is now generally available in Azure China (China East 2).

    May 2019

    May 29

    Events up to 1MB in Event Grid - public preview

    Public preview of support for larger events, now up to 1MB.

    May 6

    New features for Azure Machine Learning are now available

    Features include: Model Interpretability - Machine learning interpretability allows data scientists to explain machine learning models globally on all data, or locally on a specific data point using the state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion. Machine Learning interpretability incorporates technologies developed by Microsoft and proven third-party libraries (for example, SHAP and LIME).

    May 6

    New features for Azure Machine Learning are now in preview

    Features include:​ Open Datasets - Open Datasets are a collection of datasets from the public domain to accelerate the development of machine learning models built in Azure. Open Datasets integrates with Machine Leaning Studio or can be accessed from python notebooks in Azure Machine Learning Service.

    May 4

    Self-serve experience with Event Hubs Preview

    Azure Event Hubs clusters can now be directly created through the Azure Portal as a self-serve experience.

    April 2019

    Apr 22

    Azure Batch updates now available

    Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    Low Priority VM support is now in development

    Low Priority VM Scale Sets have no SLA, so are suitable only for scenarios where workloads can handle virtual machines being removed from the cluster with short/no notice at the benefit of reduced costs.

    Mar 6

    Retiring Azure Batch AI

    Microsoft made the Azure Machine Learning service generally available on Dec 4, 2018, which allows users to build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models. Because this new service has fully replaced the capabilities of Azure Batch AI Preview.

    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.

    December 2018

    Dec 21

    Azure API Management update December 20

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    November 2018

    Nov 29

    Azure API Management update November 28

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Nov 8

    Azure API Management update November 8

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Nov 1

    Event Hubs on Azure Stack

    Azure Event Hubs is a big data streaming platform and event ingestion service, capable of receiving and processing millions of events per second, that can now run on Azure Stack.

    October 2018

    Oct 25

    Azure API Management update October 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Oct 12

    Azure API Management update October 11

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Parallel SQL write operations

    To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.

    Sep 26

    General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

    It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

    Sep 24

    Azure API Management update September 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Sep 24

    Azure Premium Files is now available in limited preview

    Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services, optimized to deliver consistent performance at 100 times improvement from the existing Azure Files. It's designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency. With the introduction of Premium Files, Azure now offers you a choice for two types of shared files storage to fit your workload needs—premium and standard.

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