Today, we announce the broader regional availability of the industry-leading performance provided by Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure SQL DW). Azure SQL DW is a fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform offering you a SQL-based view across data. It is elastic, enabling you to provision a cloud data warehouse and scale to terabytes in minutes.

Compute Optimized Gen2 tier is now rolled out to three additional Azure regions— Australia Central, Australia Center 2, and France Central. These new locations bring the product worldwide availability count for Compute Optimized Gen2 tier to 22 regions.

Compute Optimized Gen 2 Regional Availability

Azure SQL DW Gen2 brings the best of Microsoft software and hardware innovations to dramatically improve query performance and concurrency. Our customers now get up to 5 times better performance, on average, for query workloads, 4 times more concurrency, and 5 times higher computing power compared to the previous generation. Azure SQL DW can also serve 128 concurrent queries from a single cluster, the maximum for any cloud data warehousing service.

Begin today and experience the speed, scale, elasticity, security, and ease of use of a cloud-based data warehouse for yourself. You can see this blog post for more info on the capabilities and features of SQL Data Warehouse.

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