Thursday, December 20, 2018
We are excited to reveal a public preview of a new feature in Azure SQL Database, both in logical server and Managed Instance, called CLUSTERED COLUMNSTORE ONLINE INDEX build. This operation enables you to migrate your data stored in row-store format to the columnstore format and maintain your columnstore data structures with the minimal downtime on your workload.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
The SQL Security team is pleased to share the public preview release of Static Data Masking. Static Data Masking is a data protection feature that helps users sanitize sensitive data in a copy of their SQL databases.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
SQL Information Protection policy can now be managed in Azure Security Center. The policy management enables centrally defining customized classification and labeling policies, that will be applied across all databases on your tenant.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Today we pre-announced the public preview of Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is a new SQL-based and highly scalable service tier for single databases that adapt on-demand to your workload's needs.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In this blogpost, you will learn how Azure SQL Database intelligent performance feature Intelligent Insights has successfully helped a customer troubleshoot a hard to find 6-month intermittent database performance issue in a single day only.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Today, we announced general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) Compute Optimized Gen2 tier, the new generation of Azure SQL DW. Azure SQL DW is a fast, flexible, and secure cloud...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Apache Spark is a unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing. Today you can use the built-in JDBC connector to connect to Azure SQL Database or SQL Server to read or write data from Spark jobs.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Continuing in our series of tutorials showcasing features of Azure SQL database that enable SaaS app management, we are introducing two new tutorials that explore disaster recovery strategies for recovering an app and its resources in the event of an outage.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
We’re excited to announce the preview of an additional purchasing model to the Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options. Recently announced with SQL Database Managed…
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
We are pleased to announce the general availability of columnstore index features for Standard databases in the S3 and above pricing tiers. These features will enable a number of new and valuable…