This week's roundup of all the cloud news.
Here's a cloud round up of all things GCP, Azure and AWS for the week ending Friday 5th November 2021
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AWS Updates and Releases
AWS Lambda now supports cross-account container image pulling from Amazon Elastic Container Registry
AWS Lambda now allows you to create or update your functions with container images stored in an Amazon ECR repository in a different AWS account than that of your AWS Lambda function. Previously, you could only access container images stored in an Amazon ECR repository in the same AWS account as your AWS Lambda functions. If you used a centralized account for your Amazon ECR repositories, you needed to copy your container images into an Amazon ECR repository in the same account as your Lambda function. You can now simplify this workflow by accessing the container image stored in an Amazon ECR repository in a different account.
Simplify CI/CD Configuration for AWS Serverless Applications and your favorite CI/CD system – General Availability
You can now create secure continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines that follow your organization’s best practices with a new pipeline configuration capability for serverless applications. AWS Serverless Application Model Pipelines (AWS SAM Pipelines) is a new feature of AWS SAM CLI that gives you access to benefits of CI/CD in minutes, such as accelerating deployment frequency, shortening lead time for changes, and reducing deployment errors. AWS SAM Pipelines comes with a set of default pipeline templates for popular CI/CD systems such as CloudBees CI/Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions, Bitbucket Pipelines, and AWS CodeBuild/CodePipeline that follow AWS’ deployment best practices. The AWS SAM CLI is a developer tool that makes it easier to build, locally test, package, and deploy serverless applications.
AWS DataSync can now copy data between Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and AWS Storage services
AWS DataSync now supports transferring data between Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), or Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. Using DataSync, you can quickly, easily, and securely migrate files and folders from HDFS on your Hadoop cluster to AWS Storage. You can also use DataSync to replicate data on your Hadoop cluster to AWS for business continuity, copy data to AWS to populate your data lakes, or transfer data between your cluster and AWS for analysis and processing.
AWS Amplify Admin UI now allows generating seed data with Faker , and downloading data to a CSV file. This simplifies creating and managing your data in Amplify, and allows for more realistic demo data that is quickly shareable.
AWS Snowcone SSD is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and regions
The AWS Snowcone solid state drive (SSD) is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions adding to our growing list of regions already offering Snowcone SSD including, EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon). AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices. Snowcone is available in both hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD). Both device models are portable, rugged, and secure – small and light enough to fit in a backpack, and are able to withstand harsh environments. Customers use Snowcones to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline by shipping the device to AWS, or online by using AWS DataSync on Snowcone to send the data to AWS over the network.
Amazon SageMaker now supports inference testing with custom domains and headers from SageMaker Studio
Amazon SageMaker Studio now enables customers to make test inference requests to endpoints with a custom URL and endpoints that require specific headers. Amazon SageMaker helps data scientists and developers to prepare, build, train, and deploy high-quality machine learning (ML) models quickly by bringing together a broad set of capabilities purpose-built for ML. Amazon SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps.
AWS Backup Vault Lock is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region
AWS Backup Vault Lock is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. AWS Backup enables customers to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services through a fully managed and cost-effective solution.
Amazon Aurora Global Database is a feature of Amazon Aurora. It is designed for applications with a global footprint. It allows a single Aurora database to span multiple AWS Regions, with fast replication to enable low-latency global reads and disaster recovery from Region-wide outages. With today’s launch, Amazon Aurora Global Database is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West) Regions. Amazon Aurora Global Database customers will now be able to replicate across AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.
AWS Lake Formation now support managed VPC endpoints (powered by AWS PrivateLink) to access a data lake in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). With AWS Lake Formation-managed endpoints, you can now authorize access to the data lake for client applications and services inside of your VPC and on-premises using private IP connectivity. You can also configure VPC endpoint policies to have finer grained control over how services access AWS Lake Formation.
AWS Security Hub now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) endpoints via AWS PrivateLink so that you can securely initiate API calls to Security Hub from within your VPC without requiring those calls to traverse across the Internet. AWS PrivateLink support for Security Hub is now available in all AWS Regions where Security Hub is available. To try the new feature, you can go to the VPC console, API, or SDK to create a VPC endpoint for Security Hub in your VPC. This creates an elastic network interface in your specified subnets. The interface has a private IP address that serves as an entry point for traffic that is destined for Security Hub. You can read more about Security Hub’s integration with PrivateLink here .
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now offers the ability to specify an AWS Key Management Service (KMS) customer master key (CMK) from a different account when exporting an Amazon RDS Snapshot to Amazon S3. This option helps customers organize and consolidate their KMS keys by eliminating the need to create keys in each account that has snapshots.
Amazon EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug big data and analytics applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are excited to announce that EMR Studio Workspaces now support connecting to EMR clusters in different subnets that are associated with EMR Studio.
Database Activity Streams now supports Graviton2-based instances for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition. Database Activity Streams for Amazon Aurora provides a near real-time stream of database activities in your relational database for auditing and compliance purposes. When integrated with third party database activity monitoring tools, Database Activity Streams can monitor and audit database activity to provide safeguards for your database and help you meet compliance and regulatory requirements.
Starting this week, AWS customers running subscription included Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 can seamlessly access Red Hat Knowledgebase at no additional cost. The Knowledgebase is a library of articles, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and best-practice guides to help customers solve technical issues.
This week, Amazon CloudFront is launching support for response headers policies. You can now add cross-origin resource sharing (CORS), security, and custom headers to HTTP responses returned by your CloudFront distributions. You no longer need to configure your origins or use custom Lambda@Edge or CloudFront functions to insert these headers.
In-app messaging enables customers to display targeted messages in mobile or web applications, and provide a personalized user experience. When an end user is engaged with a mobile or web application, customers can use in-app messaging to show relevant content to drive high-value user actions such as: repeat purchases, key content promotion, and user onboarding. After initial implementation these messages can be created and launched through the Pinpoint console, without the need to make code changes.
Native support for open source SQLAlchemy (sqlalchemy-redshift) and Apache Airflow frameworks are now available for Amazon Redshift. The updated Amazon Redshift dialect for SQLAlchemy supports the Amazon Redshift open source Python driver . With this release you can use single sign-on with your Identity Provider (IdP) to connect to Redshift clusters and avoid credential management pains. You can also use new Amazon Redshift features such as using TIMESTAMPTZ and TIMETZ datatypes when you migrate to the latest Redshift dialect for SQL Alchemy and Apache Airflow. These features are available in sqlalchemy-redshift version 0.8.6 and later.
On September 16th AWS announced GA of Corretto 17. This week, they are pleased to announce that AWS will be providing Long-Term Support (LTS) for Corretto 17 until September 2028. AWS will also be moving to a new 2-year cadence for Corretto LTS releases, along with the rest of the OpenJDK community, as of this release. Please read the Corretto 17 Announcement post on the AWS Open Source blog for more details. Corretto 17 is available from the downloads page .
Amazon Time Sync Service now allows you to easily generate and compare timestamps from Amazon EC2 instances with ClockBound, an open source daemon and library. This information is valuable to determine order and consistency for events and transactions across EC2 instances, independent from the instances’ respective geographic locations. ClockBound calculates your Amazon EC2 instance’s clock error bound to measure its clock accuracy and allows you to check if a given timestamp is in the past or future with respect to your instance’s current clock. On every call, ClockBound simultaneously returns two pieces of information: the current time and the associated absolute error range. This means that the actual time of a ClockBound timestamp is within a set range.
AWS Secrets Manager now supports a limit of up to 500,000 secrets per account per region, up from 40,000 secrets in the past. This simplifies secrets management for software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) applications that rely on unique secrets for large numbers of end customers.
Starting this week, Amazon EC2 T4g instances are available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. T4g instances are powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors and deliver up to 40% better price performance over T3 instances. These instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. They offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads, including large scale micro-services, caching servers, search engine indexing, e-commerce platforms, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, and business-critical applications.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on AWS Outposts can now export database logs to Amazon CloudWatch. You can now monitor all of your Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts database instances from the same single pane of glass as your Amazon RDS database instances in our AWS Regions.
Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports AWS CloudFormation, enabling you to manage MemoryDB resources using CloudFormation templates. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is a Redis-compatible, durable, in-memory database service that delivers ultra-fast performance. AWS CloudFormation lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources by treating infrastructure as code. CloudFormation makes it easier for you to create and manage MemoryDB resources without having to configure MemoryDB separately through the console. For example, you can create MemoryDB clusters, subnet groups, parameter groups, and users using CloudFormation templates.
AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager launches new APIs to simplify network and route analysis in your global network
This week, AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager launched new APIs that enable you to perform automated analysis of your global network and allow you to build your own topological views for visualization purposes. You can get an aggregated view of your global network resources, analyze routes, and retrieve telemetry data across AWS regions using the following APIs:
- Describe the network resources for the global network (GetNetworkResources )
- Get the network health information of the global network (GetNetworkTelemetry )
- Get the network routes of a specific route table (GetNetworkRoutes )
- Get the network resource relationships of a specific resource (GetNetworkResourceRelationships )
- Get the count of network resources for the global network (GetNetworkResourceCounts )
Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned service console. With its streamlined look and feel, the new console makes it even easier for customers to leverage the speed, reliability, and flexibility that Amazon SES has to offer.
Google Cloud Releases and Updates
AI Platform Training
You can use these interactive shells with VPC Service Controls.
Anthos Service Mesh
Version 1.11 is now available for managed Anthos Service Mesh and is rolling out into the Rapid Release Channel. See Select a managed Anthos Service Mesh release channel for more information.
Managed Anthos Service Mesh now supports Multi-project with shared VPC in the Rapid Release Channel. For more information, see Configure managed Anthos Service Mesh.
Managed Anthos Service Mesh now supports private GKE clusters with private control plane. This means that all types of private GKE clusters are supported. For more information, see Environments on the Supported features page.
App Engine standard environment - go / java / node.js / php / python / ruby
Egress settings for Serverless VPC Access are now generally available. Egress settings allow you to specify whether or not to send traffic with external destinations through your Serverless VPC Access connector, which is necessary if you want to set up a static outbound IP address for your App Engine service.
BigQuery now supports parameterized types. The following parameterized types are supported:
This feature is generally available GA.
Cloud Asset Inventory
Cloud Asset Inventory Console is now generally available.
This release enables you to view the following information for your Cloud deployment, using powerful search capabilities and easy filtering.
- Details and history of resources and IAM policies
- Machine type statistics
- Policy statistics
- Insights of your Cloud footprint
- IAM policies as a whole, or scoped to individual IAM policies' details
Cloud Composer is now available in Singapore (asia-southeast1).
Cloud Load Balancing
Cloud Load Balancing announces a significant increase in the URL map limits for External and Internal HTTP(S) Load Balancing. The new limits let you scale to a much higher number of services behind a single load balancer.
For example, URL maps for external HTTP(S) load balancers can now support up to 1000 host rules. The total size of the URL map is constrained to 64KB for External HTTP(S) Load Balancing and 128KB for Internal HTTP(S) Load Balancing
For the updated list of limits see, URL map limits
Data from closed incidents is now retained for 13 months instead of 90 days, so you can see patterns over longer periods of time and investigate them. For information about investigating incidents, see Incidents.
You can now create an alerting policy from the alert chart dialog on a custom dashboard, and you can create an alerting policy by converting a chart on custom dashboard to an alert chart. For more information, see Alert charts.
You can now collect Cassandra metrics from the Ops Agent, starting with version 2.6.0. For more information, see Monitoring third-party applications: Cassandra.
General availability: Installing Cloud Run for Anthos as an Anthos fleet component with Anthos Service Mesh is now publicly available. Learn about what's new and changed in the latest release.
You can now allocate up to 16GiB of memory to your Cloud Run services.
Time to live (TTL) reduces storage costs, improves query performance, and simplifies data retention by automatically removing unneeded data based on user-defined policies.
Config Connector 1.65.0 is now available.
Added support for the
config-connector command cli print-resources now includes a column listing whether it supports of related IAM resources.
All config-connector containers now emit logging to stdout rather than stderr.
config-connector command cli now correctly labels supported bulk-export resources.
Added the following new Apache Spark properties to control Cloud Storage flush behavior for event logs for 1.4 and later images:
Note: The default configuration of these properties enables the display of running jobs in the Spark History Server UI for clusters using Cloud Storage to store spark event logs.
Added support in 1.5 and 2.0 images to filter Spark Applications on the Spark History Server Web UI based on Cloud Storage path. Filtering is accomplished using the
eventLogDirFilter parameter, which accepts any Cloud Storage path substring and will return applications that match the Cloud Storage path.
New sub-minor versions of Dataproc images:
Removed Apache Iceberg and Delta Lake libraries in 2.0 images because they are not compatible with Spark 3.1.
Upgraded Cloud Storage connector to version 2.2.3 on 2.0 Images.
The previous Dataproc on GKE beta documentation has been replaced with a Dataproc on GKE private preview sign up form. Existing beta customers can continue using the beta release, but note that the beta release is planned to be deprecated and removed.
Preview launch of the following languages in Dialogflow CX:
Afrikaans, Amharic, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Cebuano, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Greek, Esperanto, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hmong, Croatian, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Armenian, Igbo, Icelandic, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kannada, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latin, Luxembourgish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Maltese, Nepali, Chichewa, Odia, Punjabi, Pashto, Kinyarwanda, Sindhi, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swahili, Tajik, Turkmen, Tatar, Uyghur, Urdu, Uzbek, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
You can now use image streaming in GKE to reduce image pull time and improve overall application startup and autoscaling performance. For more information, see Use image streaming to pull container images.
Storage Transfer Service
Storage Transfer Service now offers Preview support for agent pools. You can use agent pools to create isolated groups of agents as a source or sink entity in a transfer job. This enables you to transfer data from multiple data centers and filesystems concurrently, without creating multiple projects for a large transfer spanning multiple filesystems and data centers.
Storage Transfer Service now offers Preview support for exporting data from Cloud Storage to a POSIX file system. You can use this bidirectional data movement capability to move data in and out of Cloud Storage, on-premises clusters, and edge locations including Google Distributed Cloud. For more information, see Download data from Cloud Storage.
Microsoft Azure Releases And Updates
Azure VMware Solution has now expanded availability to Germany West Central, this update is in addition to the existing availability multiple Azure regions in US, Europe, Australia, Japan, UK, Canada, Brazil and Southeast Asia (Singapore).
This new output plugin allows you to write telemetry collected by any of the input plugins of Telegraf directly into Azure Data Explorer e.g. it makes SQL monitoring at scale better and affordable.
Private preview: Azure OpenAI Service combines access to powerful GPT-3 language models with Azure’s enterprise capabilities
Apply advanced language models to a variety of use cases with Azure OpenAI Service.
Use PowerShell 7.1 for infrastructure automation & orchestration scenarios across Azure & non-Azure environment through Azure Automation runbooks.
Use Managed Identities to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.
Azure Virtual Network Manager (AVNM) is a one-stop shop solution for centralized network management across regions and subscriptions. AVNM allows you to easily create network topologies and high-priority security rules at scale in the public preview.
Automated solution templates to run IBM WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), jointly developed with IBM, are now available in the Azure Marketplace.
An automated solution template to run Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), jointly developed with Oracle, is now available in the Azure Marketplace.
General availability of Azure API Management to publish events in Event Grid.
Azure offers trusted launch as a seamless way to bolster the security of Generation 2 VMs. Designed to protect against boot kits, rootkits, and kernel-level malware, trusted launch is comprised of secure boot, virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), and boot integrity monitoring.
New feature Azure Arc-enabled machine learning inference and data labeling with text classification using ML Assist capabilities are now available in preview in Azure Machine Learning
Azure Bastion Standard SKU offers key capabilities for enterprises, unblocking critical customer scenarios.
This support for BGP community tags on traffic sent from Azure to on-premises over ExpressRoute enables customers to set routing preferences and pursue a greater variety of hybrid network designs.
ExpressRoute FastPath now supports more network scenarios, enabling customers with more complex Azure environments to unlock the benefits of FastPath
Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance
Logic Apps Standard was released at Ignite 2020 and since then we have added a lot of features to enable better enterprise integration between mission critical systems on cloud, on premises, and in a hybrid way with runtime available on Azure, Azure Arc and locally. This post includes capabilities that are now generally available.
Native support for WebSocket APIs is now available across all pricing plans of Azure API Management except Consumption. This will help you manage WebSocket APIs along with REST APIs in Azure API Management.
GraphQL is increasingly seen as more efficient, flexible, and powerful way of working with APIs, as they have tremendous benefits such as faster performance, longer API call limit threshold, and lesser time retrieving data.
New DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines transform the state-of-the-art for confidential workloads
Azure Arc is announcing new functionality, which includes improved machine learning capabilities, and new features for Azure Arc-enabled data services.
Azure Monitor container insights for Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes is now generally available. You can now monitor all Kubernetes, AKS or non-AKS through container insights.
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early November 2021.
Azure Arc is announcing new functionality, which includes enhanced lifecycle management on VMware and Azure Stack HCI virtual machines.
Azure Cognitive Search has expanded language and regional availability.
Azure Video Analyzer now has new cloud-based capabilities that deliver low-latency available in preview.
Azure Synapse data explorer is optimized for efficient log analytics, using powerful indexing technology to automatically index structured, semi-structured, and free-text data commonly found in telemetry data.
Save time and reduce risk when batch scoring in Azure Synapse Analytics with the new PREDICT keyword.
Improve the resilience of your applications by deliberately introducing faults that simulate real-world outages. See how your Azure apps respond to different failures through controlled chaos engineering experimentation – in testing or production – to understand and ultimately mitigate resilience gaps.
IoT solution builders can now build an IoT solution once and onboard multiple tenants into it – keeping cost down and reducing management overhead.
Developers can secure their deployments to Azure through OpenID Connect integration between Azure AD and GitHub Actions
Azure Virtual Desktop now supports autoscale for pooled host pools to help you optimize costs.
With Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI, you can maintain full control over your infrastructure and enjoy the advantages of Azure Virtual Desktop in your own datacenter, including a full Windows 10 and 11 desktop experience for users with multi-session or single session support to optimize cost and performance.
Prioritize sensitive data in cloud workloads using Azure Purview’s Integration with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now generally available.
Limited preview: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased storage throughput for data-intensive workloads
Microsoft is announcing the upcoming preview of Ebs v5 and Ebds v5 Azure VMs, a new memory optimized VM series that delivers up to 300% increase in remote storage performance compared to prior generation VMs. The increased storage throughput is ideal for data-intensive workloads, such as large relational databases, high-performance OLTP scenarios, and data analytics applications.
General availability: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased performance for a broad range of workloads
The new Dv5 and Ev5 Azure Virtual Machines feature 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processors and deliver better price-performance compared to prior VM generations. The latest Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs - based on the 3rd Generation AMD EPYCTM 7763v (Milan) processor - now include options without local disk storage for lower-cost entry points. All these new VMs are now generally available and target general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads.
Migrate on-premise apps that require custom configuration to App Service Environment v3.
Send web app and platform logs on App Service to Azure Monitor, enabling new observability scenarios.
Push refresh and feature management among new capabilities for Java Spring Boot applications.
This new capability removes need for workarounds and enables migration of legacy payloads to Azure
The provisioned throughput for Azure Ultra Disk Storage has been increased to 4,000 MB/s per disk.
Centralized management of keys for encrypting Azure disks is now generally available, allowing you to manage encryption keys centrally in a subscription and encrypt disks and snapshots in other subscriptions in your organization.
Disk pool enables you to access Azure Disk Storage for high-performance, durable block storage for your Azure VMware Solution workloads. We are introducing new enhancements to disk pool to improve availability, cost-efficiency, and management.
Cross-region snapshot copy is now in preview, allowing you to copy disk snapshots to any region for disaster recovery scenarios.
With live resize of Azure Disk Storage in preview, you can dynamically increase your disk size without any downtime to your application.
Use the service mesh capabilities from Open Service Mesh (OSM) integrated natively with the AKS managed service offering.
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in mid-September 2021.
Easily integrate secrets stores into your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) so you can securely access your secrets via the container’s file system.
Database templates in Azure Synapse enable you to integrate and shape data from across multiple internal and external sources. This helps you eliminate data silos and accelerate building analytics-infused applications for your specific industry.
Use Azure Service Operator to provision resources within Kubernetes and implement self-service resource provisioning for your application developers.
Public preview: Self-service Access Management in Azure Purview
Azure Purview will enable data consumers to initiate access requests to data stored in Azure Storage or Azure SQL DB.
You can now synchronize container images from your cloud registry and serve them on-premises for use by IoT devices and use the connected registry in an disconnected setting up to 90 days.
Azure Purview, the unified data governance solution, expands its multi-cloud coverage with support for Amazon RDS.
This week Azure announced the public preview of Azure Container Apps. Run and scale modern apps using a fully managed serverless container service built for microservices.
Partition your data in analytical store using keys that are critical for your business logic to achieve better query and data load performance.
AKS will now take care of GMSA configuration, as well as maintaining trust during scale operations in the Windows nodepool.
New feature Azure Arc-enabled machine learning inference and data labeling with text classification using ML Assist capabilities are now available in preview in Azure Machine Learning.
New investments in Azure SQL Managed Instance bring more performance, scale, and flexibility to your SQL workloads in this latest significant update to the service.
Azure Cognitive Service for Language provides high-quality natural language capabilities, from sentiment analysis and entity extraction to automated question answering.
General availability: New troubleshooting experiences in Network Insights for VPN Gateway & Azure Firewall
Rich insights for additional networking resources in Azure Monitor.
Event Hubs Premium comes with reserved compute, memory, and storage resources, which increases the performance and minimizes cross-tenant interference in a managed multi-tenant PaaS environment.
Log Analytics Workspace Insights provides rich insights on usage, performance, health, agents, queries, and a change log.
Data export rules in Azure Monitor log analytics can now be configured and managed directly via Azure Portal with ease.
Refer to the Azure Advisor recommendations for possible cost savings in Azure Cosmos DB, which are calculated based on historical usage patterns.
Enable server-side retries for the Cassandra API with Azure Cosmos DB to enjoy a better experience when ingesting data.
The new EventHub action enhances your alert configuration capabilities.
Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry Exporters provide a vendor-neutral way to instrument your application and send telemetry to Application Insights.
Use the new built-in Azure Cosmos DB Logic Apps Standard Connector with a trigger for the change feed and several actions to enable high throughput data processing with low latency.
Send update requests and only pass the data that has changed for an item with partial document update in Azure Cosmos DB.
With Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, scale on-premises Cassandra data to the cloud with automated deployment, scaling, and management operations for open-source Apache Cassandra datacenters.
You can now set a hard limit on the total throughput provisioned across a single account in Azure Cosmos DB.
The link feature in SQL Managed Instance reimagines SQL Server database replication to enable application migration with minimal downtime and offloading read-only workloads to secondaries in the cloud.
On-demand disk bursting is now generally available for Premium SSDs, allowing you to scale performance to meet demand whenever needed and optimize costs.
You can now easily provision Dapr on AKS clusters. No need to download Dapr tooling and manually installing and managing the runtime on AKS clusters.
Azure Cache for Redis now supports Redis 6.0, which includes several new features and commands that enhance developer productivity and ease of use.
Easily stop node pools and restart with a single command.
You can now quickly install Azure Service Operator for your AKS clusters using Visual Studio Code extension for AKS by passing on Service Principal credentials.
Identify which indexes your queries utilized and then view the recommended new indexes in Azure Cosmos DB.
Provision a NAT gateway is now easier with AKS clusters.
Multi-user authorization for Backup provides enhanced protection for your Recovery Services vaults against unauthorized critical operations.
General availability: Stream Analytics now offers support for Availability Zones with Dedicated Cluster
Azure Availability Zones enabled Stream Analytics allows you to run mission-critical applications with higher availability and fault tolerance to datacenter failures.
Azure Backup now provides built-in metrics to enable you to monitor the health of your backups and write custom alert rules on these metrics.
Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease
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