10 Big Microsoft Azure Announcements At Ignite Fall 2021
Wade Tyler Millward
Microsoft is announcing updates for cloud solutions including Azure Arc, Azure Active Directory, Azure Synapse, Azure Cognitive Services and Azure SQL during the second virtual edition of the Ignite conference this year.
More Capabilities For Analytics, Databases
Now generally available is Azure Synapse’s Event Hubs Premium feature, which allows users more predictability for mission-critical data streaming workloads. New resources aim to minimize cross-tenant interference in a managed multi-tenant platform-as-a-service environment, according to Microsoft.
A new deployment option for Azure Database’s fully managed database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL will be generally available this month, according to Microsoft. The Flexible Server deployment option aims to prevent data loss, optimize costs and increase productivity in Azure.
Azure SQL Managed Instance has new performance and security features. Generally available is increased storage to 16 TB on the general purpose tier. An increase in storage on the business critical service tier is in preview, according to the company.
Also in preview is a feature to connect SQL servers to Azure SQL Managed Instance, no matter where the servers are hosted. Users can migrate between SQL Server 2022 and fully managed SQL Managed Instance, according to th company.
SQL Server 2022 is in gated preview. It integrates with Synapse Link and Azure Purview for more predictions and data governance at scale. Users can choose their languages and platforms, including Linux, Windows and Kubernetes.