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September 2018

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
Jun 14

User-Defined Restore Points are now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports User-Defined Restore Points.

Jun 5

SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase support for Azure Storage Encryption using customer-managed keys

PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse, the preferred loading mechanism, can transparently read data from the encrypted storage layer and move the data in a secure way by using the WASBS protocol.

May 2018

May 15

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen1 US Government

Effective July 1, 2018, there will be name changes for SQL Data Warehouse, and US DoD will experience a GUID migration.

May 14

General availability: Automatic creation of statistics in SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the automatic creation of column-level statistics for streamlined maintenance.

May 8

Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options

The Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options.

May 7

Name changes: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen1 and Gen2

To reflect key investments and capability updates, “SQL Data Warehouse” is now renamed to “Compute Optimized Gen1” or “Compute Optimized Gen2,” respectively.

May 7

Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse transparent data encryption with customer managed keys

Now available to the public, Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse transparent data encryption offers Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support with Azure Key Vault integration.

May 1

General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is generally available. Take advantage of five times the compute power and four times the concurrent queries.

April 2018

Apr 27

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now offers transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support is generally available for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Apr 26

General availability: Replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Reduce data movement and make your queries more efficient with the general availability of replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Apr 19

General availability: Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys for Azure SQL

Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys is now generally available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Apr 12

Enhanced portal capabilities for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse has enabled the next set of portal capabilities to help monitor, manage, and integrate your data warehouse.

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