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    September 2019

    16 Sep

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services
    9 Sep

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options – at no additional cost – when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    6 Sep

    SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

    SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    4 Sep

    Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in additional 18 regions

    Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    June 2019

    26 Jun

    Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

    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.

    • Data Factory
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    May 2019

    9 May

    Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

    We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that affected EA customers only.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • HDInsight
    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    8 May

    Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time to insight for business analysts and reporting users

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    8 May

    Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    8 May

    Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    8 May

    Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    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.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    8 May

    JSON data support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build

    April 2019

    19 Apr

    Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    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.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    March 2019

    28 Mar

    Public preview: Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Security
    14 Mar

    Workload importance (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.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    January 2019

    31 Jan

    Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    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.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    December 2018

    19 Dec

    SQL Data Warehouse integration with Informatica iPaaS on Azure

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Services
    8 Dec

    General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    4 Dec

    Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

    Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Connect
    • Pricing & Offerings

    November 2018

    12 Nov

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    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
    • Features
    • Services
    12 Nov

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Services

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