At the Build conference in April, we announced Azure SQL Data Warehouse, our new enterprise-class elastic data warehouse-as-a-service. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Azure SQL Data Warehouse is open for Limited Public Preview. With growing data volumes, you have been telling us that you want to take advantage of the cost-efficiencies, elasticity and hyper-scale of cloud for your large data warehouses. You also need for that data warehouse to work with your existing infrastructure and tools, utilize your current skills and integrate with many sources of data. With Azure SQL Data Warehouse, we deliver:
- The first enterprise-class elastic data warehouse that includes the separation of compute and storage, enabling customers to pay for what they need, when they need it
- The ability to pause the database so you only pay for commodity storage costs
- Full SQL Server experience that includes PolyBase that allows you to combine queries for your structured and unstructured data using the skills you have today
- Hybrid options – your data, your platform, your choice
To learn more about our limited public preview check out our blog here.