Earlier this year Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, offering a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in seconds. You can scale compute and storage independently, allowing you to burst compute for complex analytical workloads or scale down your warehouse for archival scenarios, and pay based off what you’re using instead of being locked into predefined cluster configurations. Unlike other cloud data warehouse services, SQL Data Warehouse offers the unique option to pause compute, giving you even more freedom to better manage your cloud costs.
We are excited to see the customer momentum across industries and we have continued to bring new features to even further enhance the customer experience.
Leading digital advertising company MediaBrix uses Azure SQL Data Warehouse to run analysis across billions of rows of data – drilling deep down into 30 TB of data. SQL Data Warehouse not only helps MediaBrix gain fast insights, but it also hooks up to technologies like Azure Machine Learning to create predictive models, change data in real time, and deliver the right ads to the right people. Learn more about how MediaBrix gets answers from data with Microsoft Azure platform.
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