Azure HDInsight is now available on a new generation of D-Series instances called Dv2. These Dv2-Series instances carry the same memory and disk configurations as the current D-Series, but they offer more powerful CPUs. They run up to 35 percent faster than the current D-Series, which gives you more value for the same price.
Both D-Series and Dv2-Series instances are ideal for big data because they have faster CPUs, better local disk performance, and larger memory. New Dv2-Series instances will be available in the Central US, North Central US, South Central US, West US, East US, East US 2, North Europe, West Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan East, Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Central India regions. D-Series will continue to be available, but the Dv2-Series are recommended.
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