Monthly updates for May 2021
Use cluster auto-upgrade feature while minimizing interruptions.
You can now run Event Grid on Kubernetes clusters anywhere to manage routing of all your events from any source to any destination.
Benefit from enhanced pod creation speed and stability when creating Windows server containers in AKS.
AKS customers can now benefit from new features in Kubernetes 1.21
Azure Kubernetes Service makes it easier for you to achieve FedRAMP compliance by supporting FIPS compliant nodes
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it easier for regulated industries, such as healthcare & finance, to adopt Kubernetes for their regulated workloads
You can now enable host-based encryption in AKS for end-to-end security.
Encrypt data inside the client application and never reveal the plain data or encryption keys to the database engine with Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB.
Achieve unified management and access control across Azure and AKS resources.
Enable fine-grained access control to data and leverage Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication with Azure Cosmos DB role-based access control (RBAC), now generally available.
Improve ingestion latency, query performance, and discoverability by setting up resource-specific diagnostics in log analytics with Azure Cosmos DB cost-optimized diagnostics.
Develop and test locally at no cost on Linux and macOS with our new Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator.
Optimize read costs in Azure Cosmos DB by enabling an integrated cache, an in-memory cache that is easy to configure and requires only minimal application code changes.
Optimize costs for spiky or intermittent workloads with Azure Cosmos DB serverless, a pure consumption offer where you are only billed for the Request Units and storage capacity consumed.
Get the first 1000 RU/s provisioned throughput and 25 GB storage free each month for the lifetime of one Azure Cosmos DB account with the Azure Cosmos DB free tier.
With the support of Citus 10, columnar storage, and more are now included in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.
Utilize the B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer (coming June 2021) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.
You can now run Web Apps against a range of fully managed App Service plans or choose to deploy against Azure Kubernetes Service or your own Kubernetes clusters connected through Azure Arc that are running on-premises, at the edge, or in other clouds.
Included with Citus 10, columnar compression is now supported in the Hyperscale (Citus) option in Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.
Create Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) server groups with Postgres 12 and Postgres 13, in addition to previously supported Postgres 11.
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