CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS008

CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS008

Hello Friends, welcome to CTT News – Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers are improving and introducing very frequently and it is hard to keep up to date ourselves without single source of information. Hence, in this series, we intend to address most important recent news of Big4 Cloud Platforms. You may save your valuable time by not searching recent updates of these cloud platforms from different individual websites. We hope, you will find this series interesting. Please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in as following.

In this article, we will explore latest Azure Recently. So, lets jump on the updates.

Breaking change for SNI-SSL host names on Azure App Service

When you configure Azure App Service with a custom domain name, you can pick between an SNI-SSL binding type and an IP-SSL binding type. When we released the option to select your TLS version, an edge-case breaking change was also identified: sites that have SNI-SSL selected will not be able to work with TLS 1.0 selected, if receiving traffic from older browser versions.

General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

Take advantage of Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2, which is now generally available. Gen2, formerly known as Optimized for Compute, comes with five times the compute capacity and four times the concurrent queries of the Gen1 offering.

The enhanced storage architecture on Gen2 introduces unlimited columnar storage capacity, while maintaining the ability to independently scale compute and storage. The capacity increase means that users can run their most demanding workloads on Gen2. The increase in concurrent queries provides an opportunity to run more in parallel, to help ensure full utilization of system resources.

Secure credential management by using Azure Key Vault and Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is now integrated with Azure Key Vault. You can store credentials for your data stores and computes referred in Azure Data Factory ETL (extract, transform, load) workloads in a key vault. Simply create an Azure Key Vault linked service and refer to the secret stored in the key vault in your Data Factory pipelines.

Region expansion: Global VNet Peering

Global VNet Peering is now generally available in all Azure public regions, excluding the China, Germany, and Azure Government regions.

Global VNet Peering enables resources in your virtual network to communicate directly, without gateways, extra hops, or transit over the public internet. This allows a high-bandwidth, low-latency connection across peered virtual networks in different regions.

General availability: Replicated tables in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Replicated tables are now generally available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse. On enterprise data warehouses, query performance gets bogged down with high amounts of data movement when tables are distributed differently and joined together. A new table distribution type called Replicate is available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse. You can use it to reduce data movement by making data available on all compute nodes. Queries that were once plagued with inefficient data movement can now run much faster.

Replicated tables are ideal for small star-schema dimension tables, because the fact table is often distributed on a column that is not compatible with the connected dimension tables. 

Public preview: Event Hubs for Node.js & Python

You can now efficiently send events and receive event streams from Azure Event Hubs in your Node.js and Python applications by using the updated Event Hubs package for Node.js and Python. To get started, run npm install azure-event-hubs and follow the README to learn how to address common scenarios.

Bingo.. done for today 🙂


Author: Debashree

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