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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.
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.
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.
Obtain discounts on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale using reserved capacity.
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 AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance
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.
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.
Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.
Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.
Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
New Azure SQL Database backup storage options coming soon, including local and zone-redundant storage.
The new OPERATIONS API adds the ability to monitor management operations, see operation steps, and take dependent actions based on operation progress.
Quickly and consistently copy a Hyperscale Azure SQL Database to make development and testing easier.
Target availability: Q3 2020
The zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database is now generally available in these additional regions: Canada Central, West US 2, and North Europe.
Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in Germany West Central effective 12 October 2020.
Azure SQL Database Gateway with IP address 188.8.131.52 in Central US will be deactivated on 15th September 2020
Sql Gateway IP address 184.108.40.206 in Central US will be deactivated on 15th September 2020 and it will no longer accept any traffic after that date.
User-initiated failover for application fault resiliency in Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available
Test the impact of automatic failover operations during planned or unplanned events before deployment to production by manually initiating automatic failover
Beginning September 15, 2020, new & existing Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic
Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.
Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.
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