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Generally available: Increasing Azure Synapse Analytics Spark performance up to 77%
Faster Azure Synapse Analytics Spark performance at no cost.
Generally available: MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics
Runs insert, update, or delete operations on a target table from the results of a join with a source table.
General availability: Managed private endpoint support to Synapse SQL output
You can now connect your Stream Analytics jobs running on a dedicated cluster to your synapse dedicated SQL pool using managed private endpoints.
Public preview: Azure Synapse Analytics Spark elastic pool storage
Reduce job failures by using elastic pool storage.
Generally available: Database templates in Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse database templates are industry-specific schema definitions that provide a standardized way for you to store and shape data, enabling rapid digital transformation.
Dynamic allocation for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse now generally available
Expanded options for autoscale for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse are now available through dynamic allocation of executors.
General availability: Copy data to/from Azure Data Explorer using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics
Mapping Data Flows provides scale-out data transformation in the cloud in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics. With these additional connectors, you can build ETL patterns at Spark scale in a code-free design environment without ever touching the Spark compute. Azure Integration Runtimes allow you to define the Spark environment and provide a serverless Spark compute for your data transformation pipelines.
Hardware-accelerated pools now in public preview for Apache Spark on Azure Synapse Analytics
Speed up big data processing in Azure Synapse with hardware-accelerated Spark pools.
General availability: New Azure Data Explorer output plugin for Telegraf
This new output plugin allows you to write telemetry collected by any of the input plugins of Telegraf directly into Azure Data Explorer e.g. it makes SQL monitoring at scale better and affordable.
Additional ML options for Spark on Azure Synapse now in public preview
Save time and reduce risk when batch scoring in Azure Synapse Analytics with the new PREDICT keyword.
Public preview: Industry-aware analytics with database templates in Azure Synapse
Database templates in Azure Synapse enable you to integrate and shape data from across multiple internal and external sources. This helps you eliminate data silos and accelerate building analytics-infused applications for your specific industry.
Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: Custom partitioning support in public preview
Partition your data in analytical store using keys that are critical for your business logic to achieve better query and data load performance.
General availability: Event Hubs Premium
Event Hubs Premium comes with reserved compute, memory, and storage resources, which increases the performance and minimizes cross-tenant interference in a managed multi-tenant PaaS environment.
Announcing Azure Synapse Analytics pre-purchase plans, now generally available
You can now save up to 28 percent on Azure Synapse workloads without sacrificing flexibility with Azure Synapse pre-purchase plans.
Apache Spark 3.1 for Azure Synapse Analytics now generally available
The latest version of the open-source Apache Spark is now available in Azure Synapse Analytics Apache Spark pools.
Azure Synapse Analytics Compute Optimized data flows will be retired on 31 August 2024
Target retirement date: August 31, 2024
Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.
Query Delta Lake files using T-SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics (public preview)
Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.
Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions
Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.
Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse
Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.
Public preview: Apache Spark 3.0 support in Azure Synapse Analytics
The public preview announced today starts with the foundation based on the open-source Apache Spark 3.0 branch with subsequent updates leading up to a Generally Available version derived from the latest 3.1 branch.
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