Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves for Azure SQL Database in general availability
Published date: July 14, 2021
Secure enclaves expand the confidential computing capabilities of Always Encrypted with rich confidential queries and in-place encryption. Rich confidential queries, including pattern matching, range comparisons, and sorting, bring you the security benefits of Always Encrypted to your applications that process personally identifiable information and other data that requires rich computations inside your database system. In-place encryption makes Always Encrypted a practical solution for protecting sensitive data in large tables, where the performance of cryptographic operations is critical.