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October 2020

Oct 22

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL DB general purpose tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 14

T-digest extension for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, the algorithm used in the open source t-digest extension allows high performance percentile calculations on sizable distributed analytical workloads with improved accuracy.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Oct 14

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
  • Features
Oct 14

Distributed database transactions spanning multiple Azure SQL Managed Instances

IN PREVIEW

Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 14

Zone Redundancy in preview for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Increase reliability in the Azure Cache for Redis premium tier even further with up to four nodes for redundancy; a primary and three replicas that can be distributed across multiple availability zones. This setup protects you against a datacenter-level outage, increasing availability up to a 99.95 percent level.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Security
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 14

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Oct 2

Reserved capacity on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Obtain discounts on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale using reserved capacity.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

Long term retention for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server

IN PREVIEW

Preview of long-term retention of data for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server is now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 30

Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK v3.0.0 release now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can use the Spring Data framework with the Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option that provides better control and flexibility, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Configurable Backup Storage Redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) options have been added to backup storage redundancy, providing more flexibility and choice.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Redis Enterprise features on Azure Cache for Redis coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Two new tiers will be coming soon in preview for Azure Cache for Redis through a collaboration with Redis Labs: Enterprise and Enterprise Flash.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will be generally available on October 30, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will help organizations adapt and build scalable modalities of care while safeguarding patients, care teams, and assets.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Announcing Azure SQL Edge now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

You can reduce cost, drive innovation, and improve operational efficiencies by using Azure SQL Edge to stream, store, and analyze IoT data.

  • Azure SQL Edge
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

General availability of Azure Monitor for Key Vault and Azure Cache for Redis

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for Key Vault and Azure Monitor for Azure Cache for Redis provide out of the box insights for these resources using platform telemetry.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Key Vault
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Global virtual network peering support for Azure SQL Managed Instance now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Utilize global virtual network peering for your managed instances to save time through easy network configuration and by offloading your gateways from database replication traffic.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Hosting catalog databases for all supported versions of SSRS in Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Major performance improvements for Azure SQL Managed Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance in preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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