Monthly updates for November 2019
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) – High availability (HA) is now generally available
Now in general availability, HA allows for minimal database downtime by maintaining standby replicas of every node in a server group.
Target retirement date: January 14, 2020
We’re extending the Bing Speech retirement date to 14 January 2020.
The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedised appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.
Portal support for Azure CDN Standard rules engine is now available as part of the preview.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single now has support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS. With this functionality, you get five times more storage for database servers, as well as more than triple the available IOPS.
Support is now available for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database services for MySQL.
The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available – SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise-level deployments.
In the latest update to Azure DevOps, we added a new sprint burndown widget that supports burning down by story points, count of tasks and by summing custom fields. In addition, we improved pipelines security by restricting the scope of access tokens.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure Data Factory has added native CosmosDB and Avro connectors to mapping data flows
Azure Stream Analytics now supports high-performance, real-time scoring by taking advantage of custom pre-trained machine learning models that are managed by Azure Machine Learning service and hosted in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances, using a workflow that doesn’t require users to write any code.
Stream Analytics now offers full support for managed identity-based authentication with Power BI for dynamic dashboarding experience.
Take advantage of the power of Stream Analytics to process data in Protobuf, XML or any custom format.
Target availability: Q4 2019
With online scaling capability, it’s now possible to increase or decrease the SU capacity of a running job without having to stop it, so you will no longer be required to stop your job if you need to change the SU allocation.
In March 2020, the Azure Kinect DK will be available for purchase in Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Azure Artifacts now allows creating public feeds (shared with every unauthenticated user on the Internet) or project-scoped ones
Exciting enhancements and features are coming soon to all Azure DevOps services. Visit the features timeline for the complete list.
Azure Pipelines allows the creation and enforcement of artifact policies that will help trace an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.