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HDInsight Tooling has new capabilities

Published date: January 28, 2019

Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode

The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode are now generally available. They provide you with best-in-class authoring experiences for Apache Hive batch jobs, interactive Hive queries, and PySpark jobs. HDInsight Tools for VSCode feature a cross-platform, lightweight, keyboard-focused code editor which removes constraints and dependencies on a platform. It can be run smoothly on Windows, Linux and Mac.

Learn more in our documentation and blog.


Spark diagnosis and debugging toolkit

 A number of enhancements have been added to the rich development and debugging capabilities of HDInsight for Spark developers, including:

  • Job graph with playback and heatmap identifying read/write bottlenecks.
  • Executor usage analysis showing executors’ utilization and job execution efficiency.
  • Data skew detection and analysis.
  • Job specific data management including data preview, download, and copy.

Learn more in our documentation and blog.



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