Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1
Azure HDInsight 3.6 will soon be in preview so we can get feedback on Apache Spark 2.1. You'll be able to try all the features available in the open source release of Apache Spark 2.1, and enjoy the rich experience of using notebooks on Azure HDInsight.
This release will bring notable improvements for developers including Structured Streaming, and the ability to use Apache Kafka (version 0.10) with Spark Streaming.
For more information and to get started with Apache Spark 2.1 on HDInsight, please see this blog post.