Azure Data Share—Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse
Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019
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. This enables data providers to share tables and views, and data consumers can receive data in any of the following Azure data stores of their choice—Azure SQL, SQL DW, Azure Data Lake Store Gen2, and Blob storage. Data consumers also have the flexibility to choose the received data format including table, CSV, or Parquet files. Both one-time and schedule-based snapshots are supported.