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Business Critical service tier, designed for applications with the highest availability and I/O requirements, is now available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Effective August 1, 2018, general availability pricing for storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database will begin, which will change names and GUIDs.
Effective August 1, 2018, names for vCore-based Single Database and Elastic Pool compute (Gen4 and Gen5) and storage will change.
Effective August 1, 2018, the names for vCore-based Single Database and Elastic Pool compute (Gen4 and Gen5) and storage for US Gov, US Arizona, and US Texas GUIDs will change. Effective September 1, 2018, US DoD names will change.
Effective July 1, 2018, long-term retention RA-GRS backup storage charges for Australia Central and Australia Central 2 customers will be renamed to long-term retention backup storage charges on invoices.
Preview: The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database is extended with additional compute and storage options
The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database offers additional compute and storage configurations.
Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys is now generally available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Effective June 1, 2018, names for long-term backup retention will change from “LTR RA-GRS Backup Storage” to “LTR Backup Storage.”
Read scale-out is now available for Premium or Business Critical databases and elastic pools.
Effective June 1, 2018, long-term backup retention names will change from “LTR RA-GRS Backup Storage” to “LTR Backup Storage.”
Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.
Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database is generally available in all Azure regions.
With the native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions, you will be able to simply add a trigger function directly from your Azure Cosmos DB account.
SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduce a new generation of query processing improvements that will adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions.
Now available in Azure SQL Database, native scoring will allow you to score machine learning models generated by RevoScaleR or revoscalepy packages from Transact-SQL.
Azure SQL Database will now offer fully integrated graph extensions, so users can define graph schema with graph objects.
Azure SQL Database built-in intelligence will continuously monitor database usage, detect disruptive events that can cause poor performance, and generate an intelligent insights diagnostic log.
Announcing the public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database.
Vulnerability Assessment is a scanning service built into the Azure SQL Database service. The service will employ a knowledge base of rules that will identify security vulnerabilities and deviations from best practices, such as misconfigurations, excessive permissions, and exposed sensitive data.
Until now, the amount of storage available to Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database was limited to 750 GB. We're pleased to announce that this limit has increased to 4 TB for the largest Premium pools.