Apache Spark 3.0 runtime is now available .It has various advantages
- Performance improvements
- Adaptive query execution
- Dynamic partition pruning
- ANSI SQL support
- Enhanced Delta Lake support
NVIDIA GPU Acceleration for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics is available in private preview. Azure recently also announced support for NVIDIA’s T4 Tensor Core Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) which are ideal for deploying machine learning inferencing or analytical workloads.
Azure Synapse Analytics for data engineers is a new learning path covering streamline pipeline development, orchestrate data integration and simplify security and management.
There is also a new getting started toolkit.