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    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

    Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.

    May 2019

    May 9

    Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

    We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

    May 8

    Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time-to-insight for business analysts and reporting users

    May 8

    Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

    May 8

    Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

    May 8

    Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) prevents unauthorized access to your sensitive data in your data warehouse by obfuscating it on-the-fly in the query results, based on the masking rules you define.

    May 8

    JSON data support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data

    April 2019

    Apr 19

    Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

    March 2019

    Mar 28

    Public preview: Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    Mar 14

    Workload importance (preview) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It's now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    January 2019

    Jan 31

    Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Query Store automatically captures a history of queries, plans, and runtime statistics and retains them for your review when monitoring your data warehouse. Query Store is available in all regions for all generations of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with no additional charges.

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    SQL Data Warehouse integration with Informatica iPaaS on Azure

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available

    Dec 8

    General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

    November 2018

    Nov 12

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver you workload insights at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.

    Nov 12

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

    Nov 7

    General availability: Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new capability that can help you manage security for sensitive data, is now generally available.

    October 2018

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Parallel SQL write operations

    To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.

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