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Public Preview: Change data capture for Azure Cosmos DB analytical store
Build CDC data flows from Azure Cosmos DB analytical store, at no RUs cost, with Azure Synapse Analytics or Azure Data Factory.
Generally available: Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022
Customers with SQL Server 2022 can enable Azure Active Directory authentication, single sign-on, unify SQL Server authentication and leverage multi-factor authentication.
Public preview: Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.3
You can now create Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.3. The essential changes include features which come from upgrading Apache Spark to version 3.3.1, and upgrading Delta Lake.
Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB to Azure Data Explorer Synapse Link
Target availability: Q1 2023
Now in public preview: managed ingestion from Azure Cosmos DB to Azure Data Explorer in near real time.
Generally available: Azure Synapse Link for SQL
Azure Synapse Link for SQL enables seamless near-real-time data movement from relational sources in Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2022 to analytical stores without needing to build ETL pipelines.
Generally available: Increasing Azure Synapse Analytics Spark performance up to 77%
Faster Azure Synapse Analytics Spark performance at no cost.
Public preview: Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API
Unlock near real time analytics on your graph data with Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API.
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.
Public preview: Azure Synapse Link for SQL
Synapse Link for SQL enables seamless near-real-time data movement from relational sources to analytical stores without the need to build ETL pipelines.
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.
Public preview: Intelligent cache for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse
Target availability: Q1 2022
Accelerate Apache Spark in Azure Synapse execution speed using the new intelligent cache feature.
Azure Data Lake Analytics will be retired on 29 February 2024
Target retirement date: February 29, 2024
Migrate to Azure Synapse Analytics.
Public preview: Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB partitioning Spark 3.1
Use Azure Synapse Spark 3.1 to partition your Azure Cosmos DB data in analytical store for improved query performance.
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.
Public preview: Near real-time analytics for telemetry, time series, and log data on Azure Synapse
Azure Synapse data explorer is optimized for efficient log analytics, using powerful indexing technology to automatically index structured, semi-structured, and free-text data commonly found in telemetry data.
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