Monthly updates for May 2019
Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.
With a wire-protocol compatible API for etcd on top of Azure Cosmos DB, developers will automatically get highly reliable, globally distributed and highly available Kubernetes and K8 tools with no code changes or management required.
Today we’re announcing IoT Plug and Play, which is based on an open modeling language that allows developers to connect IoT devices to the cloud without having to write any code.
Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management
Target availability: Q2 2019
Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.
We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.
Logic Apps provides the ability to send and receive RosettaNet based messages through RosettaNet connector, which supports the operations to decode or receive and encode or send messages.
Adaptive network hardening is now in public preview
Azure Container Instances (ACI) now supports Windows Server 2019 based containers in public preview
At Build, Azure Data Explorer will preview the capability for enterprises to query data from ADLS Gen 2 without ingesting data
Spark connector for Azure Data Explorer and ability to run inline Python and R as part of the query.
Features include: Open Datasets - Open Datasets are a collection of datasets from the public domain to accelerate the development of machine learning models built in Azure. Open Datasets integrates with Machine Leaning Studio or can be accessed from python notebooks in Azure Machine Learning Service.
Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress
By using built-in support for Apache Spark and Jupyter notebooks, Azure Cosmos DB helps reduce time to insights by ingesting and serving data and running analytics against the local database replica in an Azure region.
We’re excited to announce preview of Hyperscale (Citus), a new deployment option for Azure Database for PostgreSQL that scales out Postgres horizontally.
HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high- throughput NoSQL workloads.
Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.
Target availability: Q2 2019
Azure Update Management has released a new feature for public preview. Group targeting for non-Azure servers enables you to create dynamically resolved periodic update deployments for non-Azure servers.