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Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that affected EA customers only.
Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time to insight for business analysts and reporting users
Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.
Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.
Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) prevents unauthorised access to your sensitive data in your data warehouse by obfuscating it on the fly in the query results, based on the masking rules you define.
Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data
Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you with savings of up to 65% cDWU capacity.
Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It’s now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Query Store automatically captures a history of queries, plans and runtime statistics, and retains them for your review when monitoring your data warehouse. Query Store is available in all regions for all generations of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with no additional charges.
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available
Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.
Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2
Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver workload insights to you at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.
SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.
See updates to the Azure portal in November 2018.
Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new capability that can help you manage security for sensitive data, is now generally available.
The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.
To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.