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    September 2018

    6 Sep

    SQL Data Warehouse now available in Government Cloud

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud

    6 Sep

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse enables streaming solutions with Azure Databricks

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) customers can build near real-time analytics solutions with tighter integration with Azure Databricks.

    August 2018

    2 Aug

    Automatic recommendations help optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    Automatic intelligent insights to optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    July 2018

    25 Jul

    Accelerated and flexible restore points for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse has released accelerated and flexible restore points for fast data recovery.

    9 Jul

    Public preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio

    The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.

    June 2018

    21 Jun
    14 Jun

    User-Defined Restore Points are now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports User-Defined Restore Points.

    5 Jun

    SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase support for Azure Storage Encryption using customer-managed keys

    PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse, the preferred loading mechanism, can transparently read data from the encrypted storage layer and move the data in a secure way by using the WASBS protocol.

    May 2018

    14 May

    General availability: Automatic creation of statistics in SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the automatic creation of column-level statistics for streamlined maintenance.

    7 May

    Name changes: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen1 and Gen2

    To reflect key investments and capability updates, “SQL Data Warehouse” is now renamed to “Compute Optimized Gen1” or “Compute Optimized Gen2,” respectively.

    1 May

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

    SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is generally available. Take advantage of five times the compute power and four times the concurrent queries.

    April 2018

    26 Apr

    General availability: Replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Reduce data movement and make your queries more efficient with the general availability of replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    19 Apr

    General availability: Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys for Azure SQL

    Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys is now generally available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    12 Apr

    Enhanced portal capabilities for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse has enabled the next set of portal capabilities to help monitor, manage and integrate your data warehouse.

    9 Apr

    Optimise performance by upgrading SQL Data Warehouse

    Take advantage of the latest capabilities of SQL Data Warehouse by upgrading your performance tier.

    March 2018

    23 Mar

    Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.

    February 2018

    22 Feb

    Skip header rows on SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase load

    PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse can now skip header rows on load.

    22 Feb

    Seamlessly troubleshoot and tune query performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    The Graphical Execution Plan feature in SQL Server Management Studio is supported for SQL Data Warehouse.

    2 Feb

    SQL Data Warehouse: ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command for rotating storage keys

    The ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command is now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    December 2017

    5 Dec

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Support for SQL Operations Studio

    SQL Operations Studio (preview) is a free tool that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, for managing SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse; wherever they're running.

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