Monthly updates for July 2020
Target availability: Q3 2020
The default maximum degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) option in Azure SQL Database is changing from 0 to 8, improving workload performance and optimizing resource utilization.
Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations as part of the schema definition with the intuitive UX.
We will be enabling support for all MPI implementations and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines. This greatly increases ability and options for leveraging InfiniBand for your workloads.
A new online course that offers a comprehensive overview of data analytics with Azure Data Explorer is now available for free.
Use the new automatic resource allocation feature to define a data connection from any Azure Storage to Azure Data Explorer database.
As part of Azure’s ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading performance, we are enabling support for all MPI types and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines on the following schedule.
Azure Stream Analytics, a real-time analytics service that is designed for mission-critical workloads, is now available in the US Gov Arizona region.
New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options are now generally available in Azure SQL Database.
Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).
Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus) reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future Hyperscale (Citus) server groups.
Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available
Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.
Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on-premises.
Use Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate to create automated workflows using hundreds of actions for a variety of services. The Azure Monitor logs connector is now generally available—use it to build workflows that retrieve data from the Azure Monitor Logs workspace or Application Insights component.
Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.
A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.
HDInsight now fully supports distributions of Apache analytics projects in-house. Plus, in the coming months, we’re launching the next generation of HDInsight with new and improved features.
Data Share is now generally available to Government customers
Azure IoT Connector, a feature of Azure API for FHIR, is now available for preview in additional Azure regions. It enables remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and clinical trial scenarios by ingesting health data from medical and non-medical devices in a secure, scalable, and compliant manner.
Several new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN are now in preview—including the option to install network virtual appliances directly into a virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.
Azure ultra disks are now available in the US Gov Arizona region.