Data Discovery and Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse public preview

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a secure cloud data solution tuned for fast and flexible complex queries across enterprise workloads. While it has become a critical pain-point to address the issues of discovery, classification, and protection of client sensitive data Microsoft announced the public preview of Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse. […]

Analyze network connections with Azure Monitor for VMs

Azure Monitor for virtual machines is designed to collect network connection data to be able to analyze VM network traffic. It provides analytics on the number of connections, both live and failed, VM connection dependencies and the number of bytes sent and received. Azure Monitor allows detecting malicious connections down to the process level and […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Cloud Monitoring, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Monitor service issues with Azure Service Health

This blog post covers how to use Microsoft’s built-in Azure Service Health personalized dashboards and external services to stay informed about and take action to mitigate Azure issues that could affect your applications.
How to monitor Azure service issues
You may already be familiar with the Azure Status Page which provides a global view of the health […]

How to scale read workloads in Azure MySQL

Read replicas are now generally available to all Azure Database for MySQL users. They are specially designed to make it easy to horizontally scale out beyond a single database server. This may be useful in applications that have more read operations than write ones such as BI reporting applications.

This feature enables continuous asynchronous replication of […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure Lab Services general availability

Azure Lab Services is a cloud solution that lets users set up preconfigured access to virtual machines and access all VMs across multiple labs from a single place.

Customers use the service to conduct classes, hands-on labs, conferences, sales demos, early trials, and events and scale up to hundreds of virtual machines for their attendees.
Top reasons […]

By |March 21st, 2019|General, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure Data Factory quick start using templates

 

It is a common practice for business organizations to utilize repeat business processes. It is important to be able to start quickly with repetitive workflows. For this reason, Microsoft Azure now provides support for templates in Azure Data Factory. Templated setups improve developer productivity along with reducing development time for repeat processes.

The new feature enables […]

By |March 14th, 2019|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure Storage account failover in public preview

Microsoft Azure released the preview for storage accounts failover for customers with geo-redundant storage (GRS). There has always been a need to be able to determine when a storage account write access is required and the secondary replication state is understood. This functionality allows taking advantage of controlling when to failover from the primary region […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is generally available now

 

Since the recent preview, Query Store raised great interest among users as an effective solution to provide insight on query performance. Microsoft announced the general availability of Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse worldwide.

When monitoring a data warehouse, Query Store captures query history, separates the data by time slots and provides an overview of the database usage patterns.
Advantages of using […]

By |February 28th, 2019|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

PostgreSQL Read Replicas Preview

This blog post is about the Read Replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL which Microsoft recently announced in a preview.

Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports continuous, asynchronous data replication from the master Azure Database for PostgreSQL server to up to five Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers located in the same region. These read replicas allow […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Azure News, General, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

New Availability Zones in Azure Service Bus and Event Hubs

 

In June 2018 Microsoft released a preview of Azure Service Bus Premium tier for Availability Zones and Azure Event Hubs Standard tier in 3 regions – Central US, East US 2, and France Central. Now Availability Zones support for Azure Service Bus Premium and Azure Event Hubs Standard is also available in the following regions:

East US 2
West US […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Azure News, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments