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    October 2018

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Parallel SQL write operations

    To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.

    Sep 24

    Logic Apps available in Azure China cloud

    Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.

    Sep 24

    Azure Data Studio is now available

    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.

    Sep 24

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse streaming support in Azure Databricks.

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse connector now offers efficient and scalable structured streaming write support for SQL Data Warehouse.

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse now offers flexible restore points

    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.

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights

    Get intelligent insights to ensure your data warehouse is consistently optimized for performance with SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights.

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse Vulnerability Assessment

    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.

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse: User defined maintenance scheduling

    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.

    Sep 24

    Azure Advisor: New recommendations and tighter integrations

    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.

    Sep 24

    New SQL Data Warehouse performance tier SKU

    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).

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse name change and GUID migration

    Effective November 1, 2018, GUIDs and resource names for the Storage meters for SQL Data Warehouse customers will change.

    Sep 6

    SQL Data Warehouse now available in Government Cloud

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud

    Sep 6

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse enables streaming solutions with Azure Databricks

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) customers can build near real-time analytics solutions with tighter integration with Azure Databricks.

    August 2018

    Aug 22

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in Australia and France regions

    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.

    Aug 2

    Automatic recommendations help optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    Automatic intelligent insights to optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    July 2018

    Jul 25

    Accelerated and flexible restore points for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse has released accelerated and flexible restore points for fast data recovery.

    Jul 16

    SQL Data Warehouse now powered by instant data movement

    Instant data movement powers two times faster query performance for SQL Data Warehouse customers

    Jul 9

    Public preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio

    The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.

    June 2018

    Jun 21

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