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As Azure continues to grow, we want to keep you informed—so that we can plan for the future together. This product roadmap is the place to find out what’s new and what’s coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you’ll always be the in the know.

Azure Database for MySQL: 4-TB server storage now available

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

If you're currently using Azure Database for MySQL, you now have the ability to create 4-TB servers or update existing MySQL server storage to 4 TB when using the general purpose or memory optimized pricing tier.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Azure Database for PostgreSQL: 4-TB server storage now available

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

If you are currently using Azure Database for PostgreSQL, you can now create 4-TB servers or update existing PostgreSQL server storage to 4 TB when using the General Purpose or Memory Optimized pricing tier. With this increase in server storage, the service now supports even larger workloads and provides you with the peace of mind of knowing that you can easily accommodate future growth.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Storage add-ons now generally available in Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Monday, July 16, 2018

Now generally available, storage add-ons allow the purchase of extra storage without having to increase DTUs or eDTUs.

  • Now available
  • SQL Database; Developer; ITDM

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now in preview

Date updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a highly scalable, performant, and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics.

  • In preview
  • Data + Analytics
  • Data Scientist
  • Developer
  • IT Pro

Azure Storage Explorer

Date updated: Monday, May 21, 2018

Explorer allows users easily manage different storage entities in one place from Linux, macOS, and Windows.

  • Now available
  • Storage
  • BUILD2018

Azure Cosmos DB—Storage Explorer

Date updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Azure Cosmos DB now comes with a desktop data management tooling offered via Azure Storage Explorer.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • IT Pro

Azure Archive Storage and blob-level tiering

Date updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Azure Archive Storage is now generally available. Archive storage will provide a cold storage option for customers interested in lowering their storage costs for long term data that's rarely accessed.

  • Now available
  • Storage

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage

Date updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Virtual network service endpoints allow you to secure Azure Storage accounts to your virtual networks, fully removing public internet access to these resources. Service endpoints provide optimal routing by always keeping traffic destined to Azure Storage on the Azure backbone network.

  • Now available

Manage Azure Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer

Date updated: Friday, May 25, 2018

Using Azure Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer allows users to manage Azure Cosmos DB entities, manipulate data, update stored procedures and triggers along with other Azure entities like Storage blobs and queues.

  • In preview
  • DBA
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM
  • BUILD2018

Load files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Azure SQL Database will enable you to directly load files stored in Azure Blob storage by using specific SQL statements.

  • In preview
  • Blob Storage
  • SQL Database

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