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Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud
Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) customers can build near real-time analytics solutions with tighter integration with Azure Databricks.
Automatic intelligent insights to optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse
SQL Data Warehouse has released accelerated and flexible restore points for fast data recovery.
The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports column-level security.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports User-Defined Restore Points.
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.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the automatic creation of column-level statistics for streamlined maintenance.
To reflect key investments and capability updates, “SQL Data Warehouse” is now renamed to “Compute Optimized Gen1” or “Compute Optimized Gen2,” respectively.
SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is generally available. Take advantage of five times the compute power and four times the concurrent queries.
Reduce data movement and make your queries more efficient with the general availability of replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys is now generally available in Azure SQL Database and 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.
Take advantage of the latest capabilities of SQL Data Warehouse by upgrading your performance tier.
Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.
PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse can now skip header rows on load.
The Graphical Execution Plan feature in SQL Server Management Studio is supported for SQL Data Warehouse.
The ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command is now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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.