Limited public preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse
25 June 2015
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fully managed, elastic, and petabyte-scale columnar data-warehouse service that’s fully compatible and integrated with the Microsoft SQL Server ecosystem. Unique to the industry, this is the first cloud data-warehouse service to enable customers to scale compute capacity up or down in seconds. SQL Data Warehouse can independently scale storage and compute power, so customers can pay only for the query performance they need. Built on SQL Server, SQL Data Warehouse offers access to a large ecosystem of tools that support data loading, transformation, visualization, and analytical scenarios, including Microsoft Power BI, Azure HDInsight, Machine Learning, and Data Factory. With a billing model that’s easy to understand, this market-leading approach delivers on-demand pricing per terabyte at cloud scale. SQL Data Warehouse, together with on-premises massively parallel processing (MPP) modern data warehouse from Microsoft, the Analytics Platform System (APS) offers customers a choice: in the cloud, on-premises, or both. For more information, please visit the SQL Data Warehouse page.