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You can now save up to 28 percent on Azure Synapse workloads without sacrificing flexibility with Azure Synapse pre-purchase plans.
The latest version of the open-source Apache Spark is now available in Azure Synapse Analytics Apache Spark pools.
Target retirement date: August 31, 2024
Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.
Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.
Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.
Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.
The public preview announced today starts with the foundation based on the open-source Apache Spark 3.0 branch with subsequent updates leading up to a Generally Available version derived from the latest 3.1 branch.
Beginning today, this GPU acceleration feature in Azure Synapse is available for private preview by request.
Stream Analytics now is available on Azure Stack Hub as an IoT Edge module, supporting native input and output adapters, such as Event Hub and IoT Hub. It allows customer to build truly hybrid data solutions.
Enable effortless discovery of trustworthy, valuable data with an Azure Purview powered search within Synapse Studio.
Azure Synapse Pathway is a point-and-click solution that simplifies and accelerates migration for both on-premises and cloud data warehouses to Azure Synapse Analytics.
General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances
Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations.
Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity for Blob input, Event Hubs (input and output), Synapse SQL Pools and customer storage account. As a result, customers do not have to manage service-to-service credentials by themselves, and can process events when streams of data are coming from Event Hubs in a VNet or using a firewall.
You can now share structured data stored in relational databases and data warehouse easily and securely between internal departments, with external partners, vendors or customers for collaboration.
Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.
You can now use Azure Synapse Workspace to access your data in Azure Data Explorer using Apache Spark pool
Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.
We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.
New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)
This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.
Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).
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