SQL Server

Azure open source database services for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL receive new releases and important back-end enhancements that improve performance, security, and manageability.

SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016 received security updates for two new spoofing vulnerabilities in Reporting Services that could impact customers with remote and external users

SQL Server 2019 for Linux is generally available to run natively on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 8 or as a Red Hat-based container image.

Azure SQL Database Edge, a small-footprint deployment option for IoT devices and other edge scenarios, is now in public preview.

Azure Data Factory’s continued advancement in Native mode will benefit enterprises looking for a hosted ETL solution, but increased complexity now requires more management.

SQL Server 2017 for Linux receives replication and change data capture (CDC) capabilities that can help organizations use Linux for more enterprise applications.

Power BI mobile clients receive usability improvements designed for enterprise users and layout changes to conform to industry standards.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse becomes Azure Synapse Analytics, retaining its data warehouse capabilities but with a new focus on high-end analytics, designed to compete with Google and Amazon.

SQL Database is previewing hardware-specific selections for high-end compute- and memory-intensive databases; selections are based on Azure VM families.

Kit highlights resources to help evaluate SQL Server versions and retirements.