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December 2019

Dec 12

Azure Data Factory supports preserving metadata during file copy

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports preserving metadata during file copy among Amazon S3, Azure Blob, and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Data Factory
  • Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage

November 2019

Nov 15

Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019 include features, connector updates, and announcements about regional deployments.

  • Logic Apps
Nov 6

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The accelerated writes feature in the HDInsight HBase cluster attaches a Premium SSD managed disk to every region server (worker node). Write ahead logs are configured to be written to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) mounted on premium managed disks instead of standard Azure page blobs. Premium managed disks are SSD-based and offer excellent I/O performance with fault tolerance. Using premium managed disks for WALs allows us to separate write ahead log storage from Apache HBase data storage.

  • HDInsight
Nov 4

Azure Monitor—Application change analysis updates

IN PREVIEW

A number of new capabilities for Azure Monitor application change analysis have been added, including at scale onboarding, richer diagnostics, impact analysis and more new features.

  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

New App Service Integration with Azure Monitor (preview)

IN PREVIEW

App Service now has improved integration with Azure Monitor, the cloud's centralized telemetry service. This gives development and operations teams greater insight into their Windows and Linux web apps.

  • App Service
  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

Azure NetApp Files HANA certification and new region availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure NetApp Files , one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services, has achieved SAP HANA certification for both scale-up and scale-out deployments.

  • File Storage
Nov 4

New Azure SDKs for Azure Storage and Key Vault are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we're please to announce the general availability for our unified Azure libraries for Azure Storage and Key Vault across .NET, Java, JavaScript and Python

Nov 4

Azure HPC Cache is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance workloads that require file access can now use Azure HPC Cache to minimize latency, improve availability, and increase throughput.

  • Azure HPC Cache
Nov 4

Streamline data analytics processes with ADLS Gen2 events in Azure Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 can now publish events about individual changes to files and directories to Azure Event Grid.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Data Lake Storage

October 2019

Oct 16

Performance-optimized storage configuration for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can now benefit from performance-optimized storage configurations when they register with Resource Provider.

  • Virtual Machines
Oct 10

Azure FXT Edge Filer now available in South Korea

NOW AVAILABLE

Hybrid storage appliances expand availability in APAC

  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
Oct 3

Azure Data Share—Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It's now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralized management and governance.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

September 2019

Sep 18

Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure HPC Cache
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

  • Azure Analysis Services

July 2019

Jul 15

Azure FXT Edge Filer Now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is now generally available. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob storage.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
Jul 1

Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Storage Optimized editions, L1 & L2, are now generally available-- offering more storage at a reduced price per tier.

  • Cognitive Search

June 2019

Jun 26

Clean up files by built-in delete activity in Azure Data Factory

You can use ADF delete activity in your pipeline to deletes undesired files without writing code.

  • Data Factory V2
  • Data Factory
Jun 26

Azure Data Box Disk now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)

  • Data Box Disk
  • Data Box
  • Data Box
Jun 26

Azure Premium Files is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services optimized to deliver consistent performance. It’s designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency.

  • Premium Files Storage
Jun 26

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for Event Grid Notifications is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid provides reliable event delivery at massive scale. Event Grid integration brings change notifications for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Data Lake Storage

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