HDInsight is Microsoft Azure’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service. It 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 – all backed by a 99.9% SLA. Each of these big data technologies and ISV applications are easily deployable as managed clusters with enterprise-level security and monitoring.

This week, Microsoft announced updates to HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ and Eclipse. “The HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ and Eclipse serve the open source community and will be of interest to HDInsight Spark developers,” wrote Jenny Jiang, Microsoft Principal Program Manager, Big Data Team. “The tools run smoothly in Linux, Mac and Windows. The recent release focuses on users’ feedback to ensure a smooth user experiences on project creation and submission.”

This release also includes other new features, like Spark 2.0 support, local run, and a refined Job View and Job Graph. Check out the Azure blog for all the details.