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At DataWorks Summit, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight 3.6. It is backed by the enterprise grade SLA and brings updates to various open source components in Apache Hadoop & Spark eco-system to the cloud. This will allow customers to deploy these components easily and run reliably on an enterprise grade platform.

What’s new in Azure HDInsight 3.6

Azure HDInsight 3.6 comes as a major update to the core Apache Hadoop & Spark platform as well as with various open source components. As a result of the collaborative effort between Microsoft and Hortonworks, HDInsight 3.6 has the latest Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.6 platform.

Learn more about Apache Spark 2.1  here  and  Apache Hive 2.1 here