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With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.
Gain insights into the performance of your Azure SQL Database queries with Query Performance Insight.
New programmability features that are implemented in SQL Server 2016 are also available in Azure SQL Database.
Improve the performance of your Azure SQL Databases by using index tuning recommendations provided by Index Advisor.
The Row-Level Security feature in Azure SQL Database now supports block predicates, which prevent a user from inserting, updating, or deleting rows that violate access criteria.
Azure SQL Database geo-replication includes a set of powerful new features.
On an Azure SQL Database V12 server, the maximum compatibility level for a database is 130. This same maximum applies on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (currently at pre-release CTP3).
With Azure SQL Database Query Store, comprehensive historical data about queries, execution plans, and performance is now at your fingertips.
Azure SQL Database Threat Detection detects anomalous database activities that could present potential security threats.
Always Encrypted protects sensitive data that is stored in Azure SQL Database.
Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database limits the exposure of sensitive data by masking it to non-privileged users.
In-Memory OLTP and Real-Time Operational Analytics are available for preview in Premium databases in Azure SQL Database.
For applications that manage and store character-based data in Azure SQL Database, Full-Text Search integrates fast, rich search functionality into the database platform.
Azure SQL Database offers a portfolio of features to help secure your data from malicious and unauthorized users.
Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database protects your data and helps you meet compliance requirements.
Full-Text Search in Azure SQL Database supports richer search capabilities in your cloud applications.
Block predicates are now available as a preview enhancement for Row-Level Security on Azure SQL Database. Block predicates enable security policies to prevent users from inserting, updating, and/or deleting rows that violate the predicate.
Along with Query Data Store (QDS) and DMVs, Extended Events feature provides enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting experience for your Azure SQL Database.
Deep dive into the performance and resource consumption of your database by using Azure SQL Database Query Performance Insights.
Now in public preview, the Elastic Database Basic tier enables small, less demanding databases to be combined in a pool, while the Premium tier allows larger, more demanding databases to be pooled.