There were a number of data platform announcements at Microsoft Build yesterday that I wanted to blog about.
Everything announced at Build can be found in the Microsoft Build 2022 Book of News.
Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform. This is not a new product, but rather a first step in integrating best in class databases, analytics and governance products into a unified data ecosystem. More info
Azure Cosmos DB new features. This includes increased serverless capacity to 1 TB, shared throughput across database partitions, support for hierarchical partition keys, improved 30-day free trial experience, now generally available, and support for MongoDB data in the Azure Cosmos DB Linux desktop emulator. A new, free, continuous backup and point-in-time restore capability enables seven-day data recovery and restoration from accidental deletes, and role-based access control support for Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB offers enhanced security.
Azure SQL Database new features. In preview: Updated input and output bindings in Azure Functions, a local development environment, and new JSON constructors and ISJSON enhancements. Also, the ledger feature in Azure SQL Database is now GA. More info
Azure Synapse Analytics new features. In preview: Azure Synapse Link for SQL, and Microsoft Graph Data Connect. More info
Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server Memory Optimized service tier. Now GA. Microsoft is renaming Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server Memory Optimized service tier to the Business Critical service tier. More info
Microsoft Purview new features. In preview: Microsoft Purview Data Policy, Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights, and Expansion of Microsoft Purview multicloud and extensibility capabilities (NOTE: in case you missed it, Azure Purview was renamed to Microsoft Purview). More info – Data Policy, More info – Data Estate
Datamart in Power BI. In preview: A new self-service capability included with Power BI Premium that enables users to uncover actionable insights through their own data without any help from IT teams. Build a relational database for analytics using no code experiences for workloads up to 100GB. I’ll go more into this new feature in my next blog post. More info