Monthly updates for March 2021
Use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint to eliminate data exposure to the public internet.
With new regions announced for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, you can control multiple configuration parameters for fine-grained database tuning with a simpler developer experience to accelerate end-to-end deployment.
Make your serverless Azure SQL databases resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.
Now available in preview support, Azure Monitor insights and Azure Monitor workbooks makes it easier to visualize and customize metrics for dynamic monitoring of your Azure Cosmos DB resource.
Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.
Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.
Service Broker message exchange between Azure SQL Managed Instances (public preview) allows you to build reliable distributed applications with asynchronous message processing functionality by leveraging SQL Server engine’s native support for messaging/queuing.
Use machine learning capabilities on a Managed Instance of Azure SQL Database for ease of moving your data, packages, and models to a cloud ready environment fully configured for machine learning.
General availability: Dynamic data masking granular permissions for Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics
Control who can access your SQL data by using dynamic data masking granular permission on your Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Configure long-term backup retention for SQL Managed Instance databases and retain database backups beyond the 35 days provided by Azure SQL Managed Instance automated backups, for up to 10 years.
Get a single monitoring experience for all your cloud-based SQL deployments with Azure Monitor SQL insights
Continuous backup mode capability (now in preview) for new SQL and MongoDB API accounts helps you handle accidental deletes in your account or container, or accidental modification of the data.
Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB 4.0 (general availability) adds several new features, including multi-document transactions, making it easier to model complex transactional business logic.
Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available, allowing the centralization of SQL audit logs into a single go-to-location.
Role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Azure Cosmos DB in public preview
Benefit from finer grained access control to data and leverage AAD authentication with role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) for Azure Cosmos DB, now in preview.
Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Synapse serverless SQL pool support in general availability
Run familiar analytical T-SQL queries over data in Azure Cosmos DB in place and build rich near-time business intelligence with Synapse serverless SQL pools for Azure Synapse Link.
With Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra (preview), scale on-premise Cassandra data to the cloud with automated deployment, scaling, and management operations for open source Apache Cassandra datacenters.
Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations for Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available, enabling more transparency into your workforce.
The maintenance window feature aligns planned maintenance updates on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance resources to occur on predictable times during regional off-business hours.
The Enterprise and Enterprise Flash tiers for Azure Cache for Redis offer powerful new features, including Active Geo-Replication, higher availability, and Redis Module support.
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