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May 2021

May 25

Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Encrypt data inside the client application and never reveal the plain data or encryption keys to the database engine with Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

General availability: Azure RBAC for Kubernetes Authorization in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure and AKS resources.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Cost-optimized diagnostics feature for Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Improve ingestion latency, query performance, and discoverability by setting up resource-specific diagnostics in log analytics with Azure Cosmos DB cost-optimized diagnostics.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB role-based access control (RBAC) now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable fine-grained access control to data and leverage Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication with Azure Cosmos DB role-based access control (RBAC), now generally available.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Develop and test locally at no cost on Linux and macOS with our new Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize read costs in Azure Cosmos DB by enabling an integrated cache, an in-memory cache that is easy to configure and requires only minimal application code changes.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB serverless now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Optimize costs for spiky or intermittent workloads with Azure Cosmos DB serverless, a pure consumption offer where you are only billed for the Request Units and storage capacity consumed.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

Expanded Azure Cosmos DB free tier now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Get the first 1000 RU/s provisioned throughput and 25 GB storage free each month for the lifetime of one Azure Cosmos DB account with the Azure Cosmos DB free tier.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
May 25

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for Citus 10

IN PREVIEW

With the support of Citus 10, columnar storage, and more are now included in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Azure Free offer coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Utilize the B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer (coming June 2021) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
May 25

Public preview: Run App Service on Kubernetes or anywhere with Azure Arc

IN PREVIEW

You can now run Web Apps against a range of fully managed App Service plans or choose to deploy against Azure Kubernetes Service or your own Kubernetes clusters connected through Azure Arc that are running on-premises, at the edge, or in other clouds.

  • App Service
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) columnar compression

IN PREVIEW

Included with Citus 10, columnar compression is now supported in the Hyperscale (Citus) option in Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for PostgreSQL 12 and 13

IN PREVIEW

Create Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) server groups with Postgres 12 and Postgres 13, in addition to previously supported Postgres 11.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Apache Spark 3.0 support in Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

The public preview announced today starts with the foundation based on the open-source Apache Spark 3.0 branch with subsequent updates leading up to a Generally Available version derived from the latest 3.1 branch.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Private preview: NVIDIA GPU Acceleration for Apache Spark™ in Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Beginning today, this GPU acceleration feature in Azure Synapse is available for private preview by request.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features

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