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November 2019

Nov 11

Azure Synapse Analytics—Continuous integration and deployment with SSDT is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available—SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise level deployments.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Nov 5

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Nov 4

Introducing Azure Synapse Analytics: A limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources, at scale.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

October 2019

Oct 3

Azure Data Share—Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It's now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralized management and governance.

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

September 2019

Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 6

SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 4

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

June 2019

Jun 26

Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

May 2019

May 9

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
May 8

Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time-to-insight for business analysts and reporting users

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
May 8

Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
May 8

Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
May 8

Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) prevents unauthorized access to your sensitive data in your data warehouse by obfuscating it on-the-fly in the query results, based on the masking rules you define.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
May 8

JSON data support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

April 2019

Apr 19

Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

March 2019

Mar 28

Public preview: Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Mar 14

Workload importance (preview) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It's now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

January 2019

Jan 31

Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query Store automatically captures a history of queries, plans, and runtime statistics and retains them for your review when monitoring your data warehouse. Query Store is available in all regions for all generations of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with no additional charges.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

December 2018

Dec 19

SQL Data Warehouse integration with Informatica iPaaS on Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

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