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Self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can now benefit from performance-optimized storage configurations when they register with Resource Provider.
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 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.
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.
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.
You can use ADF delete activity in your pipeline to deletes undesired files without writing code.
Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)
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.
Azure Event Grid provides reliable event delivery at massive scale. Event Grid integration brings change notifications for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
Azure Data Factory empowers you to copy data from Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen1 to Gen2 easily and performantly. Furthermore, now you can choose to preserve the access control lists (ACLs) set on the files/directories along with data.
Azure NetApp Files, an Azure first-party service, is a powerful file-storage service to run your most demanding file workloads in Azure, without the need for any code modification.
Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.
Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea
The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is currently being previewed. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob.
The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.
Azure File volume disk is currently in preview. Using Azure Files for remote state storage for containers. For more details see https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-containers-volume-logging-drivers
Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.
To avoid service disruptions, retire your StorSimple 5000/7000 series devices and migrate as soon as possible to an alternative solution.
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a no-compromises data lake platform that combines the rich feature set of advanced data lake solutions with the economics, global scale, and enterprise grade security of Azure Blob Storage.
The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is now available with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources in addition to storage improvements and fixes.
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