Microsoft already has SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, two leading databases for on-premises and the cloud. Today, Microsoft is announcing Azure SQL Database Edge, a new IoT database that is built to run on the edge and comes with powerful data and analysis
capabilities. Azure SQL Database Edge can even run on ARM devices and since it is based on SQL Server, developers can use the same tools and languages that they are familiar with.
Azure SQL Database Edge highlights:
- Support for Arm and x64-based interactive devices and edge gateways.
- Low latency analytics on the edge by combining data streaming and time-series, with in-database machine learning and support for graph data.
- Industry leading security capabilities that Azure SQL Database offers to protect data at rest and in motion on edge devices and edge gateways. Manage security policies and updates from a central management portal such as Azure IoT Central.
- Ability to develop applications once and deploy anywhere by having a common programming surface area across Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on premises and Azure SQL Database Edge.
- Support for both cloud connected and fully disconnected edge scenarios. Gain cloud scale by connecting edge scenarios to Azure. Enable fully disconnected edge scenarios with local compute and storage.
- Supports Business intelligence with Microsoft Power BI and other BI tools.
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