New enhancements to HDInsight
We've made the following updates to HDInsight service with our 6/24/2014 release:
- HDInsight 3.1 (HDP 2.1) is now generally available and is the default version for new clusters.
- HBase clusters, which are available in preview, can now be created in just 3 clicks from Azure Management Portal.
- Apache Mahout is now pre-installed on HDInsight 3.1 clusters.
- Hive queries can use Tez in HDInsight 3.1 to gain substantial performance improvements.