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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 Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.
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 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.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.
Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.
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.
Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.
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.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.
Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time-to-insight for business analysts and reporting users
Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.
Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.
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.
Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data
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.
Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It's now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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.
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available
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