Microsoft announces new capabilities of HDInsight and DocumentDB at Strata.

HDInsight is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and R Server. They are easily deployable as managed clusters with enterprise-level security and monitoring.

Latest Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6 will be continuously available to HDInsight even before its on-premises release.

“At Hortonworks we have seen more and more Hadoop related work loads and applications move to the cloud. Starting in HDP 2.6, we are adopting a “Cloud First” strategy in which our platform will be available on our cloud platforms – Azure HDInsight at the same time or even before it is available on traditional on-premises settings. With this in mind, we are very excited that Microsoft and Hortonworks will empower Azure HDInsight customers to be the first to benefit from our HDP 2.6 innovation in the near future.”

Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight got new capabilities to support real-time streaming solutions with Spark integration to Azure Event Hubs and leveraging the structured streaming connector in Kafka for HDInsight.

DocumentDB – service for highly available, globally distributed apps. With full advantage of SQL and JavaScript over document and key-value data without the hassles of on-premises or virtual machine-based cloud database options.

Microsoft is today announcing the availability of Spark connector for DocumentDB. This new connector enables real-time data science and exploration. It takes advantage of the native DocumentDB managed indexes and enables updateable columns when performing analytics, push-down predicate filtering, and advanced analytics to data sciences against fast-changing globally-distributed data.

Learn more about new capabilities here.