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April 2024

Apr 30

General availability: Mexico Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2025

HDInsight is now generally available in Mexico Central.  Azure HDInsight is a managed, full-spectrum, open-source analytics service in the cloud for enterprises. You can use open-source frameworks such as Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, LLAP, Apache Kafka, and more. For more information about HDInsight, see the Azure HDInsight documentation.

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Apr 30

Public Preview: Azure HDInsight on AKS is now available for preview in 7 new regions

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure HDInsight on AKS is now available for preview in seven new regions - East US 2 EUAP, West US, Japan East, Australia East, Canada Central, North Europe, Brazil South. Azure HDInsight on AKS is a modern, reliable, secure, and fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) that runs on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). HDInsight on AKS allows you to deploy popular Open-Source Analytics workloads like Apache Spark™, Apache Flink®️, and Trino without the overhead of managing and monitoring containers. For more information about Azure HDInsight on AKS, see the documentation.

  • HDInsight on AKS
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 29

Azure HDInsight 5.0 will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Azure HDInsight 5.0 for cluster shapes Kafka, Interactive Query, and Spark will retire on 31 March 2025. HDInsight, 5.1 is Generally available from November 1, 2023, this release contains all the latest versions of supported software. It comes with all the improvements made in open-source versions and the integrations from Microsoft.

  • HDInsight
  • Retirements
Mar 22

Basic and Standard A-series VMs on HDInsight will retire on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

On 31 August 2024, Azure will retire Basic and Standard A-series VMs as announced earlier on 24 August 2021. Before 31 August 2024, you need to migrate your HDInsight A series VMs to Av2-series VMs, which provide more memory per vCPU and faster storage on solid-state drives (SSDs). To avoid service disruptions, migrate your workloads from Basic and Standard A-series VMs to Av2-series VMs before 31 August 2024.

  • HDInsight
  • Retirements
Mar 22

Azure HDInsight 4.0 will be retired on 31 March 2025 - migrate your HDInsight clusters to 5.1

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Azure HDInsight 4.0 will be retired on 31 March 2025 - migrate your HDInsight clusters to 5.1

  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
  • Retirements

January 2024

Jan 30
Jan 8

Public Preview: Azure Data Explorer connector for Apache Flink

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Explorer connector for Apache Flink (Public Preview)

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • HDInsight
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
  • Features

June 2023

Jun 13

Enhanced autoscale capabilities added to HDInsight clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight has made notable improvements in stability and latency on Autoscale.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
Jun 13

Azure HDInsight for Apache Spark 3.3 is now available for public preview

Apache Spark™ 3.3 on HDInsight is now in preview.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
Jun 13

General availability: Poland Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available in Poland Central. 

  • HDInsight
  • Features
Jun 13

Azure HDinsight Spark 2.4 approaching EOL

Azure HDInsight for Apache Spark 2.4 will be retired as of February 10, 2024.

  • HDInsight
  • Features

March 2023

Mar 29

HDInsight

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure HDInsight for Apache Spark 3.3.0 is under development. 

  • Services
Mar 29

Azure HDInsight for Apache Kafka 3.2.0 is now available for public preview.

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight for Apache Kafka 3.2.0 now available for public preview and ready for production workloads.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
Mar 29

Azure HDInsight for Apache HBase 2.4.11 is now available for public preview.

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight for Apache HBase 2.4.11 now available for public preview and ready for production workloads.

  • HDInsight
  • Services

April 2022

Apr 4

Generally available: Apache Kafka 2.4 in Azure HDinsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Apache Kafka 2.4 is now in Azure HDinsight.

  • Open Source
Apr 4

Generally available: Apache Spark 3.1.2 in Azure HDinsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Spark 3.1 is now generally available on HDInsight 4.0 release across all regions.

  • Open Source

December 2021

Dec 9

Azure HDInsight 2018-06-01 preview API will be retired on 30 November 2024

Target availability: Q4 2023

Transition to the new Azure 'HDInsight API 2021-06-01' before 30 November 2024.

  • HDInsight
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

November 2021

Nov 30

General availability: Azure HDInsight API version updated

NOW AVAILABLE

New HDInsight API adds new networking and availability features that help you build more resilient and secure networks.

  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 18

General availability: New Sweden Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now available in more European regions, Sweden Central.

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

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