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    April 2019

    Apr 19

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

    March 2019

    Mar 28

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

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

    Mar 14

    Workload importance (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.

    February 2019

    Feb 7

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a no-compromises data lake platform that combines the rich feature set of advanced data lake solutions with the economics, global scale, and enterprise grade security of Azure Blob Storage.

    January 2019

    Jan 31

    Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally 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.

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    SQL Data Warehouse integration with Informatica iPaaS on Azure

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

    Dec 8

    General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

    November 2018

    Nov 12

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver you workload insights at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.

    Nov 12

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

    Nov 7

    General availability: Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new capability that can help you manage security for sensitive data, is now generally available.

    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.