Today we’re announcing the general availability of Apache Hadoop 3.0 on Azure HDInsight. In partnership with Cloudera, Microsoft Azure is the first cloud provider to offer customers the benefit of the latest innovations in the most popular open source analytics projects, with unmatched scalability, flexibility, and security.
Hadoop 3.0 is a major upgrade to the Hadoop stack enabling developers to build deep learning systems and business applications on top of very large datasets using the most modern compute infrastructure available in the cloud.
Microsoft has been a long time supporter of the Hadoop and Spark communities over the years. Customers, who prefer to focus on their analytics projects, rather than on managing clusters and related infrastructure have adopted Azure HDInsight.