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June 2019

Jun 12

General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances on Gen5 hardware

NOW AVAILABLE

Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 12

Azure SQL Database managed instance now supports larger regional resource limitations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database managed instance has increased both types of regional limits – the maximum number of subnets and maximum number of instances that could be deployed per region, allowing much larger managed instance deployments without the need to request quota increase through Azure support tickets.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

May 2019

May 24

General availability: Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in three additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2019

Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in these additional regions: UK South, East US and East US 2.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
May 22

General Availability: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance eliminating need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
May 6

Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
May 6

Azure SQL Database managed instance SKU recommendation for Data Migration Assistant is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Expand the scope of on-premises SQL Server assessments to migrate legacy SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database managed instances with the new Azure SQL Database SKU recommendation functionality, which is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 6

Azure SQL Database serverless 

Azure SQL Database is offering a new serverless compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage. It helps customers focus on building apps faster and more efficiently. This new tier automatically scales compute for single databases based on workload demand and pauses during periods of inactivity. Read blog

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 6

Azure SQL Database Edge

Azure SQL Database Edge is a small footprint database engine with built-in AI that is optimized for the intelligent edge . This new product combines data streaming and time series with in-database machine learning and graph to unlock intelligence on the edge with a simplified architecture. Read blog

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
May 6

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale support for single databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Hyperscale service tier for Azure SQL Database is highly scalable, enabling a database to grow as needed with support for up to 100TB.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

April 2019

Apr 10

Public Preview: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more compatibility by offering a choice of time zone to eliminate need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

March 2019

Mar 29

General availability: Read scale-out support for Azure SQL Database

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

February 2019

Feb 26

Database rename is now supported in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance supports renaming databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Feb 25

Data Migration Assistant support for Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB assessment

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, the Data Migration Assistant provides support to help with migrating data from Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Feb 25

Azure SQL DB as reference data input

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now natively supports Azure SQL DB as a source of reference data input.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Feb 11

SQL Database as a source of reference data input for Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Users can use data in SQL Database to augment their stream processing logic.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Feb 7

Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance

Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance is now available

  • Azure SQL Database
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Feb 7

SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Feb 7

Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Services

January 2019

Jan 23

Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
Jan 9

Support for SQL to Azure SQL Database online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Services

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