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We have corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.
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 savings 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 is 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 you workload insights 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.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse connector now offers efficient and scalable structured streaming write support for SQL Data Warehouse.
SQL Data Warehouse is a fast, flexible and secure analytics platform. It now provides user defined restore points, enabling you to initiate snapshots before and after significant operations on your data warehouse.
Get intelligent insights to ensure your data warehouse is consistently optimised for performance with SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights.
SQL Vulnerability Assessment is an easy-to-use service that continually monitors your database or data warehouse, ensuring those are maintained at a high level of security at all times and that your organisational policies are met.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse maintenance scheduling is now preview. This is a new feature that seamlessly integrates the Azure Service Health planned maintenance notifications with Resource Health monitor services.
The industry-leading query performance of the compute optimised Gen2 tier of SQL Data Warehouse is now accessible to more customers through a new smaller SKU, 500DWc. With this release, get started with a powerful data warehouse in the cloud for as low as USD7.56/hour (in the US East region—price varies by region).