More nations around the world have scored Azure SQL Data Warehouse today. Microsoft announced that the cloud service is in general availability in four new regions. All customers in North Europe, Brazil South, Japan East, and Australia Southeast can all now use the service.
The release means Azure SQL Data Warehouse is generally available in 18 regions. With the new additions added to the list, the service is now available in the following regions:
North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, Australia Southeast, Central US, East US, East US 2, South Central US, West Central US, West US, West US 2, West Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central India, South India, Canada Central, Canada East.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's new elastic cloud computing platform, was announced in July. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft launched the service. With its arrival at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, the service was made generally available.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse
The service is a scale-out database that gives customers tools to process huge volumes of data. This can be achieved both relationally and non-relationally. The cloud service is built on Microsoft's massively parallel processing architecture. It sits on top of the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 engine.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse can also be paired with Azure Machine Learning for deeper analytics reporting. It can also query Hadoop systems directly thanks to a built-in Polybase capability. This is possible by enabling a single SQL-based query surface for all available data.
Its role as part of the Cortana Intelligence Suite means Azure SQL Data Warehouse works with Azure Data Factory. This allows data integration pipelines for predictive analytics. It also works analytics for Power BI for business intelligence, HDInsight for big data insights, R and Spark for big data analytics.