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May 2021

6 May

Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

April 2021

12 Apr

General availability: Azure Blob storage supports objects up to 200 TB in size

NOW AVAILABLE

When moving from on premises, you no longer need to split your large files into separate parts to store and process in the cloud. Supporting a single object size up to 200TB removes one complexity when using Azure Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

March 2021

18 Mar

Directory scoped shared access signatures (SAS) generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directory scoped SAS allows more granular access assignment for ADLS Gen2.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
17 Mar

Azure Storage Explorer v1.18.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New release of Azure Storage Explorer (v1.18.0) will decrease time to load, connect, and transfer data to Azure Storage.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Files
  • SDK and Tools

February 2021

5 Feb

Append blob support for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

December 2020

1 Dec

Azure Storage blob inventory public preview

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Storage blob inventory, which provides an overview of your blob data within a storage account, is now available for public preview in France Central, Canada Central, and Canada East.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

November 2020

9 Nov

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium tier is ideal for big data analytics applications and workloads that require low and consistent latency (fast access) or have a high number of transactions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
5 Nov

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 recursive access control list (ACL) update is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystem.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features

October 2020

8 Oct

Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers preview region expansion

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Soft Delete for Containers public preview is now available in all public Azure regions.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage static website now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

September 2020

10 Sep

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

August 2020

27 Aug

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 access control list recursive update in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 directories and files.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
18 Aug

Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers public preview

IN PREVIEW

Soft delete for containers expands upon Azure Blob Storage’s existing capabilities such as soft delete for blobs, account delete locking, and immutable blobs, making our data protection and restore capabilities even better.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Features

July 2020

31 Jul

Azure Data Lake Storage lifecycle management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Lifecycle management for Azure Data Lake Storage provides an automated solution for tiering down infrequently used data to cooler tiers, allowing you to easily optimize your data for both performance and cost.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Management
  • Features

June 2020

30 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage archive tier is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
30 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage file snapshots are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

May 2020

15 May

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 PowerShell and CLI are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • SDK and Tools
14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
11 May

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Lake Storage has a new tier called Premium, offering significantly lower latencies, and cost savings for transaction heavy workloads.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services
  • Features

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