Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

News Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability By Chris Paoli 07/12/2016 Microsoft today announced that its elastic cloud computing platform Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available. Billed as a database-as-a-service offering, Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s enterprise-focused storage solution that scales both computing power and storage space based on need. According to the company, both provisioning the service and scaling up to 60 times the current computing power occurs within seconds. “With a few clicks in the Azure Portal, you can launch a data warehouse, and start analyzing or querying data at the scale of hundreds of terabytes,” wrote Joseph Sirosh, corporate VP for Microsoft’s Data Group, in the announcement posted to the SQL Server Blog. “Our architecture separates compute and storage so that you can…


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