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Apache Kafka 2.4 is now in Azure HDinsight.
Spark 3.1 is now generally available on HDInsight 4.0 release across all regions.
Target availability: Q4 2023
Transition to the new Azure 'HDInsight API 2021-06-01' before 30 November 2024.
New HDInsight API adds new networking and availability features that help you build more resilient and secure networks.
HDInsight is now available in more European regions, Sweden Central.
You can now create Azure HDInsight with restricted public connectivity resulting in a more secure networking infrastructure.
Enhance your security posture by leveraging Azure Private Link to connect to your HDInsight cluster privately across networks over Microsoft backbone network
HDInsight is now generally available for Australia Central customers.
HDInsight is now generally available for West US 3 customers.
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021
Target retirement date: July 05, 2021
Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.
Apache Spark 3.0 public preview in HDInsight 4.0 is a major update to Apache Spark and brings significant improvements including better performance and better support for ANSI SQL.
The Eav4-series virtual machines are ideal for memory intensive workloads, and offer great performance for large in-memory business critical workloads at competitive price points on Azure HDInsight.
HDInsight is now generally available for Norway East customers.
Azure HDInsight Kafka REST proxy greatly simplifies messaging architecture patterns by allowing Kafka producers and consumers to be located outside the virtual network and enables working with unsupported languages.
HDInsight is now available for Brazil South customers requiring scenario-based in-country disaster recovery.
Target retirement date: February 29, 2024
Migrate to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
Adopt Dav4-series VMs in HDInsight to get great performance at a competitive price.
General availability: Azure HDInsight extends capabilities for encryption of data in transit and at rest
Azure HDInsight Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) encryption in transit is now generally available. HDInsight also supports version-less keys for customer-managed key (CMK) encryption at rest.
With Premium Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for accelerated writes HDInsight HBase cluster, customers can now have increased read performance compared to standard storage and also take advantage of Hierarchical namespace feature of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
HDInsight ID Broker (HIB) provides modern OAuth authentication and enables federated users to login to cluster without syncing on-premise password hashes to the cloud.
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