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Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.
File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.
The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.
Azure Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available, along with several new features.
The Azure CLI continues to expand with support for new Azure services. This release includes 23 new modules to manage as many Azure services.
Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.
The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)
To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. shares
Learn how to ingest up to 10,000 blobs with auto-suggestive schema definition and continue ingestion for new blobs in only a few minutes.
Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.
Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available
Azure Data Explorer now has support for one-click ingestion from containers, along with continuous ingestion for new blobs with intuitive schema definition.
Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Python, .NET, Java, and JS filesystem SDKs are now generally available in all Azure regions.
Additional libraries for working with Azure services are now generally available.
Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.
Azure Files Active Directory (AD) Authentication is now in preview. Use it to mount your Azure Files using AD credentials with the exact same access control experience as on-premises.
Target retirement date: December 31, 2022
Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end December 31, 2022.
Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports resume from last failed run when you copy files between file-based data stores to ease large volumes of data ingestion and migration.
Azure Data Box Disk is now available in the East Asia (Hong Kong) region. This is in addition to the other Azure regions where Data Box Disk is already available—US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Azure Government (US).
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