Microsoft today announced that Azure SQL Data Warehouse, the new enterprise-class elastic data warehouse-as-a-service is open for Limited Public Preview.
With Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft delivers:
- The first enterprise-class elastic data warehouse that includes the separation of compute and storage, enabling customers to pay for what they need, when they need it
- The ability to pause the database so you only pay for commodity storage costs
- Full SQL Server experience that includes PolyBase that allows you to combine queries for your structured and unstructured data using the skills you have today
- Hybrid options – your data, your platform, your choice
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is based on SQL Server’s massively parallel processing architecture currently available only in the Analytics Platform System (APS), and integrates with existing data tools including Power BI for data visualization, Azure Machine Learning for advanced analytics, Azure Data Factory for event processing and Azure HDInsight, Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop managed big data service.
Read more about it here.