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The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.
To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.
Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.
Previously released under the name of SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience for managing data across multiple sources with fast intellisense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. Azure Data Studio is engineered with the data platform user in mind, with built-in charting of query result-sets and customizable dashboards.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse connector now offers efficient and scalable structured streaming write support for SQL Data Warehouse.
SQL Data Warehouse is a fast, flexible and secure analytics platform. It now provides user defined restore points, enabling you to initiate snapshots before and after significant operations on your data warehouse.
Get intelligent insights to ensure your data warehouse is consistently optimized for performance with SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights.
SQL Vulnerability Assessment is an easy-to-use service that continually monitors your database or data warehouse, ensuring those are maintained at a high level of security at all times and that your organizational policies are met.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse maintenance scheduling is now preview. This is a new feature that seamlessly integrates the Azure Service Health planned maintenance notifications with Resource Health monitor services.
Additional recommendations are now available in Azure Advisor, your personalized guide to Azure best practices. Advisor is a free service that helps you optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.
The industry-leading query performance of the compute optimized Gen2 tier of SQL Data Warehouse is now accessible to more customers through a new smaller SKU, 500DWc. With this release, get started with a powerful data warehouse in the cloud for as low as USD7.56/hour (in the US East region—price varies by region).
Effective November 1, 2018, GUIDs and resource names for the Storage meters for SQL Data Warehouse customers will change.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud
Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) customers can build near real-time analytics solutions with tighter integration with Azure Databricks.
Azure SQL Data warehouse is a fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform. The compute optimized Gen2 tier of Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 23 regions. We recently made the service available in Australia Central, Australia Central 2, and France Central.
Automatic intelligent insights to optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse
SQL Data Warehouse has released accelerated and flexible restore points for fast data recovery.
Instant data movement powers two times faster query performance for SQL Data Warehouse customers
The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports column-level security.