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May 2021

May 27

Query Delta Lake files using T-SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 26

Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
May 26

Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse

IN PREVIEW

Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Apache Spark 3.0 support in Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Private preview: NVIDIA GPU Acceleration for Apache Spark™ in Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Beginning today, this GPU acceleration feature in Azure Synapse is available for private preview by request.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features

March 2021

Mar 26

General availability: Stream Analytics runs on Azure Stack Hub

NOW AVAILABLE

Stream Analytics now is available on Azure Stack Hub as an IoT Edge module, supporting native input and output adapters, such as Event Hub and IoT Hub. It allows customer to build truly hybrid data solutions.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
Mar 2

Public preview: Azure Purview powered search in Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces

IN PREVIEW

Enable effortless discovery of trustworthy, valuable data with an Azure Purview powered search within Synapse Studio.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Purview
  • Gallery
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Pathway: Accelerate your data warehouse migration

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Pathway is a point-and-click solution that simplifies and accelerates migration for both on-premises and cloud data warehouses to Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

February 2021

Feb 22

General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 18

Additional support for managed identity in Azure Stream Analytics now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity for Blob input, Event Hubs (input and output), Synapse SQL Pools and customer storage account. As a result, customers do not have to manage service-to-service credentials by themselves, and can process events when streams of data are coming from Event Hubs in a VNet or using a firewall.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Event Hubs
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Data Share snapshot sharing for SQL Database and Synapse generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now share structured data stored in relational databases and data warehouse easily and securely between internal departments, with external partners, vendors or customers for collaboration.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Data Share
  • Services
  • Features

November 2020

Nov 11

New version of SSMS and ADS tools for serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • SDK and Tools

October 2020

Oct 14

Announcing Azure Data Explorer data connector for Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Synapse Workspace to access your data in Azure Data Explorer using Apache Spark pool

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 30

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 23

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 23

COPY command now generally available in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The COPY command can now automatically parse your files to calculate file splits and can evenly distribute data chunks across the Synapse SQL compute nodes for parallel ingestion.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 23

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

High throughput output from Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics (General Availability)

NOW AVAILABLE

With a brand new output connector to Synapse SQL Pools, Stream Analytics can now support throughput rates even higher than 200MB/sec while ensuring ultra-low latencies.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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