Category Azure News

Now available – SQL Data Warehouse now powered by instant data movement

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now powered by Instant Data Movement (IDM) technology that allows for extremely efficient movement between data warehouse compute nodes. At the heart of every distributed database system is the need to align two or more tables that are partitioned on a different key to produce a final or intermediate result set. IDM accelerates this movement, resulting in faster query performance.  Azure SQL Data Warehouse customers will now enjoy at least two times faster query performance from their workloads,  making this the fastest data warehouse in the cloud. 

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Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Now available – SQL Data Warehouse now powered by instant data movement

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In preview – Azure Security Center Preview now available in Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. To help you address your security challenges, Azure Security Center for Azure Government is now available in preview. Security Center delivers unified security management for hybrid cloud workloads, with continuous monitoring as well as security assessments and recommendations. Coupled with advanced threat protection to identify and mitigate risk and reduce exposure, this enables government cloud security teams to better protect their data, networks, and IT infrastructure from cyberattacks. 

Learn more.  

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In preview – Azure Security Center Preview now available in Azure Government

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In preview – Azure Virtual WAN

Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure. Virtual WAN allows you to connect your branches to each other and to Azure, centralizing your network and security needs with virtual appliances such as firewalls and Azure network and security services. 

Visit the documentation for guidance on how to join the managed preview.

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In preview – Azure Virtual WAN

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In preview – Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability. Centrally create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies across subscriptions and virtual networks. Azure Firewall uses a static public IP address for your virtual network resources allowing outside firewalls to identify traffic originating from your virtual network. The service is fully integrated with Azure Monitor for logging and analytics.

Learn more about Azure Firewall.

Read the Azure Firewall Preview documentation.

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In preview – Azure Firewall

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Now available – Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience

The newly added Security tab provides a quick view into the security posture of your subscription, enabling you to discover and assess the security of your resources, and to identify and mitigate risks. The built-in dashboard provides instant insights into security alerts and vulnerabilities that require attention. 

Learn more about Azure Security Center.

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Now available – Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience

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Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience

Securing your resources is important, which is why we’ve made it even simpler for you to do. Azure Security Center is available in public preview in the subscription experience. In just a few clicks, you can enable Security Center and quickly assess the security state of your resources, get actionable recommendations, and mitigate risks.

Azure Security Center subscription experience

Azure Security Center gives you visibility into your security state across hybrid cloud workloads, gives you adaptive protections to reduce your exposure to attacks, and intelligent threat detection that helps you keep pace with rapidly evolving attacks.
The newly added Security tab provides a quick view into the security posture of your subscription, enabling you to discover and assess the security of your resources in that subscription and take action...

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Azure Service Fabric Mesh is now in public preview

Azure Service Fabric is a highly-scalable distributed systems platform to build and manage scalable microservices and container-based applications for Windows and Linux. Service Fabric is a foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure, as well as other Microsoft cloud services such as Skype for Business, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Dynamics 365, and many more.

At Build 2018, we shared the Service Fabric product roadmap and demonstrated Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a fully-managed service that enables developers to deploy and operate containerized applications without having to manage VMs, storage or networking configuration, while keeping the enterprise-grade reliability, scalability, and mission-critical performance of Service Fabric...

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Azure.Source – Volume 40

Highlights

New Azure innovation advances customer success for the cloud- and AI-powered future – In preparation for Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week (where partners and Microsoft meet to connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and success of our customers), Jason Zander (Executive Vice President, Microsoft Azure) highlighted new offers and technologies that will help organizations navigate their own digital transformation and build the critical foundations for cloud and AI. He showcases momentum from businesses and partners who are investing in intelligent tech from the cloud to the edge...

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Spring Data Gremlin for Azure Cosmos DB Graph API

We are pleased to announce that Spring Data Gremlin is now available on Maven Central and source code on GitHub. This project provides Spring Data support for Graph databases that use Gremlin as a traversal language. For Azure users, it provides a delightful experience to interact with Azure Cosmos DB using Graph API. Java developers can now use Spring annotations to map with database entities, such as Vertex and Edge. It also allows developers to create their own database queries based on Spring Data Repository.

Key features

Spring Data Gremlin supports annotation-oriented programming model to simplify the mapping to the database entity. It also provides supports to create custom queries.

  • Mapping with database entities, including annotations.
    • @Id to map a filed in the domain class with...
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In preview – Announcing the public preview for Azure Data Box Disk

Azure Data Box Disk provides a simple, secure, SSD disk-based offering for offline data transfer to Azure. Customers that have data transfer requirements but lack the onsite technical expertise required for more robust data transfer offerings can use the Data Box Disk service to transport as much as 40 TB of data into Azure by simply connecting the disks to a computer via USB or SATA and using drag-and-drop or robocopy commands for data transfer. 

Data Box Disk Preview is available in the EU and US. The preview is currently free. 

Customers and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners are invited to sign up for the Data Box Preview on the same portal as Data Box Preview.

Partners—please sign up on our partner portal

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In preview – Announcing the public pr...

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