Hadoop 2.4 in preview for Azure users and more Microsoft cloud news

Summary:Microsoft has made available previews of Hadoop 2.4 and Apache HBase clusters for its Azure HDInsight customers.

Microsoft rolled out a number of new Azure features and capabilities during the week of June 2.

Here's a round-up based on various Microsoft blog posts from this past week:

Topics: Cloud, Big Data, Microsoft, Mobility

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