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

October 2021

Oct 15

Azure HDInsight support for Restricted Public Connectivity is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now create Azure HDInsight with restricted public connectivity resulting in a more secure networking infrastructure.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 15

Azure HDInsight support for Azure Private Link is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhance your security posture by leveraging Azure Private Link to connect to your HDInsight cluster privately across networks over Microsoft backbone network

  • HDInsight
  • Security
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 5

General availability: New Australia Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for Australia Central customers.

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

July 2021

Jul 21

General availability: New West US 3 region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for West US 3 customers.

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

June 2021

Jun 23

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements

April 2021

Apr 14

Apache Spark 3.0 is now available for public preview in HDInsight 4.0.

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Features
Apr 1

AMD-based Eav4-series virtual machines are now generally available in Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

March 2021

Mar 10

New Norway East region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for Norway East customers.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 9

HDInsight Apache Kafka REST Proxy is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • HDInsight Linux
  • Open Source
  • Features
Mar 9

New Brazil Southeast region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now available for Brazil South customers requiring scenario-based in-country disaster recovery.

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

February 2021

Feb 25

Action required: Switch to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 by 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Migrate to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Retirements
Feb 17

Azure Dav4-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Adopt Dav4-series VMs in HDInsight to get great performance at a competitive price.

  • HDInsight
  • HDInsight Linux
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

January 2021

Jan 25

General availability: Azure HDInsight extends capabilities for encryption of data in transit and at rest

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Security

November 2020

Nov 17

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes with Premium Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features
Nov 9

Azure HDInsight ID Broker (HIB) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • HDInsight
  • Security

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