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Azure Redis Cache geo-replication is now generally available

We are very happy to announce the general availability of geo-replication support for Azure Redis Cache. Redis Cache is Microsoft Azure’s Cache-as-a-Service offering, based on the popular open source Redis in-memory key-value store. With geo-replication support, Redis Cache joins …

Azure #CosmosDB Graph API now generally available

Azure Cosmos DB Graph API is the first cloud database to provide graph functionality over a globally distributed managed service. This has enabled users to explore new ways of consuming their data with the use of the Gremlin language while …

Build email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations

After reading this blogpost, you will be able to build your own custom email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations. We have listened to our customers requesting this functionality and have created a custom solution based on readily available …

Azure #CosmosDB and Microsoft’s Project Olympus honored in InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Awards

The word is out, and the industry is taking notice. Azure Cosmos DB is the world’s first globally distributed, multi-model database service with native NoSQL support. Designed for the cloud, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to build planet-scale applications that …

Lambda Architecture using Azure #CosmosDB: Faster performance, Low TCO, Low DevOps

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Azure Cosmos DB provides a scalable database solution that can handle both batch and real-time ingestion and querying and enables developers to implement lambda architectures with low TCO. Lambda architectures enable efficient data processing of massive data sets. Lambda architectures …

Using the MySQL sys schema to optimize and maintain a database

The MySQL sys schema, which is fully enabled in Azure Database for MySQL 5.7, provides a powerful collection of user friendly views in a read-only database. Building on the MySQL Performance and Information Schemas, you can use the MySQL sys …

Using EXPLAIN to profile slow queries in Azure Database for MySQL

Azure Database for MySQL is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) solution that Microsoft offers on Azure. Using Azure managed services for MySQL (and PostgreSQL), enables one to easily build an intelligent and secure application.

Though Microsoft has done …

Azure Search enterprise security: Data encryption and user-identity access control

Enterprise security requires a comprehensive approach for defense in depth. Effective immediately, Azure Search now supports encryption at rest for all incoming data indexed on or after January 24, 2018, in all regions and SKUs including shared (free) services. With …

December 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our December top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the …

Compatibility Level 140 is now the default for Azure SQL Database

Database Compatibility Level 140 is now the default for new databases created in Azure SQL Database across almost all regions. At this point in time, there are already 539,903 databases in Azure SQL Database already running in Compatibility Level 140.…

#Azure #SQLDW, the cost benefits of an on-demand data warehousing

Prices illustrated below are based on East US 2 as December 18th, 2017. For price changes updates, visit Azure Analysis Services, SQL Database, and SQL Data Warehouse pricing pages.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, …

Azure Data Lake tools integrates with VSCode Data Lake Explorer and Azure Account

If you are a data scientist and want to explore the data and understand what is being saved and what the hierarchy of the folder is, please try Data Lake Explorer in VSCode ADL Tools. If you are a developer …

Azure #CosmosDB: Recap of 2017

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It was a pretty amazing year for Azure Cosmos DB, highlighted by the launch of the service, the preview and general availability of Graph, Table APIs, MongoDB API, native Spark connector and many other awesome capabilities. There were breakthroughs in …

Join on-demand recasts of Azure Cosmos DB and Azure SQL Database webinars!

In case you missed them, we’ve posted the Azure Cosmos Database and Azure SQL Database webinars for on-demand viewing. The first webinar takes a closer look at Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed, multi-model database service that enables scaled throughput …

Azure #CosmosDB: Entry point for unlimited containers is now 60% cheaper and other improvements

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Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, horizontally partitioned, multi-model database service. The service is designed to allow customers to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions. Azure Cosmos DB offers guaranteed low …

How cloud speed helps SQL Server DBAs

A few years ago, the Microsoft SQL Server product team introduced a new cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Azure SQL Database, which shares the SQL Server code base. Running a cloud-first service required significant changes to the legacy SQL Server engineering model which …

November 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our November top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintains the first position in the cloud ranking while Visakh Murukesan maintains the top in the All Databases ranking.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database …

Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Database services for PostgreSQL and MySQL at Build 2017 which is a simple, fully managed database service for PostgreSQL and MySQL that removes the complexities around infrastructure management, data availability, protection, and scale. …

Connect your applications to Azure with Open Service Broker for Azure

I’m excited to announce today a preview of the Open Service Broker for Azure (OSBA), an implementation of the Open Service Broker API for Azure services. In a multi-cloud, multi-platform world, developers want a standard way to connect their …

Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables are generally available for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce the general availability of Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables for Azure SQL DB.  Similar to global temporary tables for SQL Server (tables prefixed with ##table_name), global temporary tables for Azure SQL DB are stored in …

Resumable Online Index Rebuild is generally available for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce the general availability of Resumable Online Index Rebuild (ROIR) for Azure SQL DB. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather than having to …

Elastic database tools for Java

We are excited to announce the release of a new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java. The client library provides tools to help developers scale out the data tier of their applications using …

Automatic tuning introduces Automatic plan correction and T-SQL management

Azure SQL Database automatic tuning, industry’s first truly auto-tuning database based on Artificial Intelligence, is now providing more flexibility and power with the global introduction of the following new features:

  • Automatic plan correction
  • Management via T-SQL
  • Index created by

Azure SQL Databases Disaster Recovery 101

Why should I care?

As a PaaS service, Azure SQL provides automated backup for all databases. It allows customers to recover their data from system or human errors and restores the databases to any point in time during the retention. …

#AzureSQLDW cost savings with optimized for elasticity and Azure Functions – part 1

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). The service is designed to allow customers to elastically, and independently, scale compute and storage with massively parallel processing. SQL DW integrates seamlessly …

October 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our October top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintains the first position in the cloud ranking while Visakh Murukesan climbs to the top in the All Databases ranking.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top …

New multi-tenant patterns for building SaaS applications on SQL Database

We’re delighted to announce the availability of an expanded set of sample SaaS applications, each using a different database tenancy model on SQL Database. Each sample includes a series of management scripts and tutorials to help you jump start your …

Azure #CosmosDB @ Microsoft Connect(); 2017

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Today, we’re excited to make several Azure Cosmos DB announcements. Azure Cosmos DB is the first globally-distributed database service that lets you to elastically scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions while guaranteeing low latency, high availability …

Azure #CosmosDB extends support for MongoDB aggregation pipeline, unique indexes, and more

We're happy to announce that you can now do more within MongoDB queries and types in Azure Cosmos DB. With the latest service deployment, we have made the following improvements in MongoDB API in Azure Cosmos DB.

  • MongoDB aggregation

Dear Cassandra Developers, welcome to Azure #CosmosDB!

Today we're excited to launch native support for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB – offering you Cassandra as-a-service powered by Azure Cosmos DB. You can now experience the power of Azure Cosmos DB platform as a managed service …

MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and MySQL: more choices on Microsoft Azure

I am excited to join all of you virtually from Microsoft Connect(); and to share how we are broadening developer choice, joining communities, and helping make the platforms we work on together better.

It feels great to announce that we …

Automatic tuning will be a new default

Automatic tuning, technology that continuously monitors and automatically improves database performance in SQL Database, will be enabled by default in the upcoming period. Roll out of this change will be gradual and will start from January 15th, 2018. Two weeks …

Microsoft Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer – public preview

We are happy to announce the public preview of support for Cosmos DB in the Azure Storage Explorer (ASE). With this release Cosmos DB databases can be explored and managed with the same consistent user experiences that make ASE a …

Azure Log Analytics workspace upgrades are in progress

If you’re currently using Azure Log Analytics to monitor your environments for availability and performance, we’re rolling out new enhancements and changes for Log Analytics that you should be aware of. Including the new and improved query language, so that …

Put your databases on autopilot with a lift and shift to Azure SQL Database

The sheer volume of data generated today and the number of apps and databases across enterprises is staggering. To stay competitive and get ahead in today’s marketplace, IT organizations are always looking at ways to optimize how they maintain and …

September 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our September top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintains his first position in the cloud ranking while Olaf Helper climbs to the top in the All Databases ranking.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top …

Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database ranked #1 Database as a Service for developer satisfaction by SlashData

Today we’re excited and honored to be recognized for three Developer Satisfaction awards from SlashData, a leading analyst firm in the developer community. On Oct 10, 2017 at their annual Future Developer Summit Azure SQL Database was announced the winner …

Data Integrity in Azure SQL Database

Microsoft takes data integrity very seriously. While there are some traditional techniques used by DBAs in SQL Server to monitor data integrity (e.g. DBCC CHECKDB) and various methods to recover from database corruptions, the Azure SQL Database engineering team has …

Azure SQL Database VNET Service Endpoints now in public preview

We are excited to announce that Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse VNET Service Endpoints are now in public preview in the following regions: West Central US, West US2, and East US1.

This feature allows you to isolate …

Get insights into your Azure #CosmosDB: partition heatmaps, OMS, and more

Transparency is an important virtue of any cloud service. Azure Cosmos DB is the only cloud service that offers 99.99% SLAs on availability, throughput, consistency, and <10ms latency, and we transparently show you metrics on how we perform against this …

Try Azure #CosmosDB for free

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Today we are launching Try Azure Cosmos DB for free, an experience that allows anyone to play with Azure Cosmos DB, with no Azure sign up required and at no charge for a limited time. As many of you …

Microsoft at PostgresOpen 2017

Earlier this year at Microsoft Build, we announced the public preview of Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Since then, we have been engaging deeply with the PostgreSQL community and are proud to be involved with PostgresOpen 2017 as a …

August 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our August top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintain his first position in the cloud ranking while Erland Sommarskog climbs to the top in the All Databases ranking.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top …

New performance levels and storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database

We are pleased to announce the public preview of new performance levels and storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database. These new choices enable further price optimization opportunities for CPU intensive and storage bound workloads.

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Preview: SQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Bring Your Own Key support

We’re glad to announce the preview of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse! Now you can have control of the keys used for encryption at rest …

Default compatibility level 140 for Azure SQL databases

As of today, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is 130. Very soon, we’ll be changing the Azure SQL Database default compatibility level for newly created databases to 140.

The alignment of SQL versions …

Microsoft Azure expands with two new regions for Australia

I am delighted that Microsoft Azure will be expanding into two new regions in Australia. This increases the number of Azure regions announced across the globe to 42, which is more than any other major cloud provider. Microsoft will become …

Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools

With the latest SQL server tools release we extended the Azure AD authentication support for SQL DB and DW tools for token-based authentication (Universal authentication) with MFA support.

The following SQL Server tools have been extended adding new functionality:

  • SSMS

July 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our July top-10 contributors!​ Alberto Morillo and Hilary Cotter maintain their top positions.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points …

Migrating a Web App from ClearDB to Azure Database for MySQL

With the introduction of Azure Database for MySQL, I’ve seen a lot of interest and questions from customers on how they can move their existing Web App from using ClearDB as their MySQL database provider over to Azure Database for …

Artificial Intelligence tunes Azure SQL Databases

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To stay competitive, today’s businesses need to make sure that they focus on their core competencies that directly deliver customer value while relying on their cloud provider to offer an affordable, reliable, and easy to use computing infrastructure …

Tableau and Azure SQL DB, a match made in the cloud

In recent years, Microsoft SQL and Tableau Engineering teams have been working closely together to provide a superior user experience with the two platforms. Today we are sharing some advice on how to optimize the connectivity between Azure SQL DB …

Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables in public preview for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce that Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables are in public preview for Azure SQL DB. Similar to global temporary tables for SQL Server, tables prefixed with ##table_name, global temporary tables for Azure SQL DB are stored …

Resumable Online Index Rebuild is in public preview for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce that Resumable Online Index Rebuild (ROIR) is now available for public preview in Azure SQL DB. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather …

June 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our June top-10 contributors!

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):

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Public Preview of compatibility level 140 for Azure SQL databases

We are announcing the official public preview of compatibility level 140 in Azure SQL Database.

Compatibility level 140 enables the following query optimizer changes:

  • A trivial plan referencing Columnstore indexes will be discarded in favor of a plan that is

Announcing new set of Azure Services in the UK

We’re pleased to announce the following services which are now available in the UK!

Azure Container Service –  Azure Container Service is the fastest way to realize the benefits of running containers in production. It uses customers’ preferred choice of …

Azure Database for PostgreSQL team hosts Ask Me Anything session

The Azure Database for PostgreSQL team will host a special Ask Me Anything session on /r/Azure, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

What's an AMA session?

We'll have folks from our Azure …

May 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to the May 2017 top-10 contributors! Hilary Cotter and Alberto Morillo continue to top the Overall and Cloud database for the fourth successive month.


This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors …

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

From when we first launched Azure Virtual Machines, I have had the pleasure of working with fantastic community partners and customers. We have built new open-source technologies and have made numerous community contributions. Making Azure an open, flexible, and portable …

Optimizing Performance of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with SentryOne

There is constant talk about big data; endless marketing decks, whitepapers, and blog posts about how fast data is multiplying on-premise and in the cloud. In many cases, familiar database technologies, such as Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) or “scale-up” architecture, can …

Spark Connector for #CosmosDB – seamless interaction with globally-distributed, multi-model data

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Today, we’re excited to announce that the Spark connector for Azure Cosmos DB is now truly multi-model! As noted in our recent announcement Azure Cosmos DB: The industry’s first globally-distributed, multi-model database service, our goal is to help you write …

Azure SQL Data Sync Refresh

We are happy to announce our Azure SQL Data Sync Refresh! With Azure SQL Data Sync users can easily synchronize data bi-directionally between multiple Azure SQL databases and/or on-premises SQL Databases. This release includes several major improvements to the service …

Higher database eDTU limits for Standard elastic pools in Azure SQL Database

Until now the maximum DTUs per database in a Standard elastic pool was limited to 100 eDTUs in Azure SQL Database. We are pleased to announce the public preview of an increase in this limit to as much as …

Use SaaS patterns to accelerate SaaS app development on SQL Database

We’re delighted to announce availability of a sample SaaS application and a series of management scripts and tutorials that demonstrate a range of SaaS-focused design and management patterns that can accelerate SaaS application development on SQL Database. These patterns extend …

The Microsoft vision for accelerating enterprise blockchain development

Next week, Microsoft is headed to Consensus 2017 in New York City to meet with blockchain developers and share new additions to our Microsoft Azure Blockchain portfolio. We’re thrilled to sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together businesses, …

Announcing support for additional Blockchain Protocols on Azure

Over the past year, we have worked closely with customers and partners to develop an open blockchain ecosystem on Microsoft Azure for blockchain application development. Our goal has been to empower you to build blockchain solutions easily, with the ledger …

In-Memory OLTP Update

In November 2016, we announced the general availability (GA) of In-Memory OLTP technology in Azure SQL Database worldwide. From then on we have been working towards unlocking some more useful features which we believe will significantly help you leverage this …

Dear DocumentDB customers, welcome to Azure Cosmos DB!

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Dear DocumentDB customers,

We are very excited that you are now a part of the Azure Cosmos DB family!

Azure Cosmos DB, announced at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference, is the first globally distributed, multi-model database service for building …

April 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Many congratulations to last month's top-10 contributors! Hilary Cotter and Alberto Morillo continue to top the Overall and Cloud database for the third successive month.

 

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Azure SQL Database now supports transparent geographic failover of database groups

The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a …

Microsoft extends Azure managed database services with introduction of MySQL and PostgreSQL

As we look across what is happening at Microsoft Build, we are excited to announce the preview of managed database services with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Like the other news coming out of …

A technical overview of Azure Cosmos DB

Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service – A technical overview

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, horizontally partitioned, multi-model database service. The service is designed to allow customers to elastically (and independently) scale throughput and storage across any …

Azure Cosmos DB: The industry’s first globally-distributed, multi-model database service

Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of Azure Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB is the first globally-distributed data service that lets you to elastically scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions while guaranteeing low …

Optimization tips and tricks on Azure SQL Server for Machine Learning Services

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Since SQL Server 2016, a new function called R Services has been introduced. Microsoft recently announced a preview for the next version of SQL Server, which extends the advanced analytical ability to Python. This new capability of running …

How Microsoft builds massively scalable services using Azure DocumentDB

This week at Microsoft Data Amp we covered how you can harness the incredible power of data using Microsoft’s latest innovations in its Data Platform. One of the key pieces in the Data Platform is Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s globally distributed

March 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Many congratulations to the March 2017 Top-10 contributors!

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Real-time machine learning on globally-distributed data with Apache Spark and DocumentDB

At the Strata + Hadoop World 2017 Conference in San Jose, we have announced the Spark to DocumentDB Connector. It enables real-time data science, machine learning, and exploration over globally distributed data in Azure DocumentDB. Connecting Apache Spark to …

Announcing Support for Multi-member Consortium Blockchain Networks on Azure

As your blockchain application development efforts and pilots mature, we realize that the requirements for the underlying consortium network will change, and that you will need to easily and securely create and deploy across multiple regions and support members comprised …

Azure SQL hybrid data movement

As Cloud computing is getting more and more popular today, many companies are choosing to deploy a hybrid environment using a mix of on-premises data center and public cloud. It gives the businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. …

40TiB of advanced in-memory analytics with Azure and ActivePivot

In-memory computing has accelerated the big compute capabilities and enabled customers to extend its experience beyond just the monte carlo simulation and into the analytics. This is of note within Financial Services where business users wish to move away from …

Azure Data Factory offer SAP HANA and Business Warehouse data integration

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that orchestrates and automates the movement and transformation of data, which support copying data from 25+ data stores on-premises and in the cloud easily and performantly. Today, we are excited to …

Azure Data Factory offers SAP HANA and Business Warehouse data integration

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that orchestrates and automates the movement and transformation of data, which support copying data from 25+ data stores on-premises and in the cloud easily and performantly. Today, we are excited to …

February 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

The Leaderboard initiative was started in October last year to recognize the top contributors on MSDN forums related to Database Systems. Many congratulations to the February 2017 top-10 contributors!

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Announcing new capabilities of HDInsight and DocumentDB at Strata

This week in San Jose, Microsoft will be at Strata Hadoop + World where will be announcing new capabilities of Azure HDInsight, our fully managed OSS analytics platform for running all open-source analytics workloads at scale, with enterprise grade …

DocumentDB: API for MongoDB now generally available

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Planet scale aggregates with Azure DocumentDB

We’re excited to announce that we have expanded the SQL grammar in DocumentDB to support aggregate functions with the last service update. Support for aggregates is the most requested feature on the user voice site, so we are thrilled to …

Announcing Azure SQL Database Premium RS, 4TB storage options, and enhanced portal experience

Today we are happy to announce the preview of the latest edition to our service tiers, Premium RS, a 4TB increase of storage limits for Premium P11 and P15, and along with it a new, enhanced portal experience for selecting …

Launching online training and certification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) is a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in seconds. You can scale compute and storage …

Azure Data Sync update

With Azure SQL Data Sync users can easily synchronize data bi-directionally between multiple Azure SQL Databases and/or on-premises SQL Databases. This service is currently in public preview and available only in the old Azure portal. We are currently working to …

Dear #MongoDB users, we welcome you in #Azure #DocumentDB

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First and foremost, security is our priority 

Microsoft makes security a priority at every step, from code development to incident response. Azure code development adheres to Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) – a software development process that helps developers build …

Adding #AzureSearch to #DocumentDB collections with a click of a button

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Our customers love how easy it is to use Azure Search and DocumentDB together to meet business goals. Tight integration through Indexers simplifies the task of indexing and searching in a variety of verticals from ecommerce to business applications. …

Announcing Azure SQL Database Threat Detection general availability coming in April 2017

Today we are happy to announce that Azure SQL Database Threat Detection will be generally available in April 2017. Through the course of the preview we optimized our offering and it has received 90% positive feedback from customers regarding the …

Automating Azure Analysis Services processing with Azure Functions

In this post, we’ll walk through a simple example on how you can setup Azure Functions to process Azure Analysis Services tables.

Azure functions are perfect for running small pieces of code in the cloud. To learn more about Azure …

Azure IoT Hub Connector to Cassandra now available

As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to open source and interoperability in IoT, I’m pleased to announce the release of a new open source project to enable devices that are connected to Azure IoT Hub to store data in a …

10 GitHub samples with Azure DocumentDB you shouldn’t miss!

Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed, multi-model, scalable, queryable, schema-free NoSQL database service built for modern applications: mobile, web, IoT, bots, AI, etc. Recently, I went on GitHub and have found a lot of useful material and links to step-by-step …

.NET: Manage Azure Managed Disks

We are announcing beta 5 of the Azure Management Libraries for .NET. Beta 5 adds support for Azure Managed Disks.

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Managed Disks – it simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines. …

Azure DocumentDB: Entry point for partitioned collections now 75% cheaper

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Today we are pleased to announce that partitioned collections have an entry point 75% cheaper than before. Instead of provisioning 10,100 RU/sec as a minimum, you can now provision a partitioned collection at 2,500 RU/sec and scale in increments of …

January 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

We started the Leaderboard initiative in October last year. Thank you for your continued support. Many congratulations to the top-10 contributors featured on the January 2017 edition of our leaderboard!

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Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

This post was co-authored by Vybava Ramadoss, Senior Program Manager, Azure Marketplace.

Azure Marketplace provides a rich catalog of thousands of products and solutions from independent software vendors (ISVs) that have been certified and optimized to run on Azure. …