SQL Database release notes

This article lists SQL Database features that are currently in public preview. For SQL Database updates and improvements, see SQL Database service updates. For updates and improvements to other Azure services, see Service updates.

Features in public preview

Feature Details
Accelerated database recovery with single databases and elastic pools For information, see Accelerated Database Recovery.
Approximate Count Distinct For information, see Approximate Count Distinct.
Batch Mode on Rowstore (under compatibility level 150) For information, see Batch Mode on Rowstore.
Data discovery & classification For information, see Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse data discovery & classification.
Elastic database jobs For information, see Create, configure, and manage elastic jobs.
Elastic queries For information, see Elastic query overview.
Elastic transactions Distributed transactions across cloud databases.
Memory Grant Feedback (Row Mode) (under compatibility level 150) For information, see Memory Grant Feedback (Row Mode).
Query editor in the Azure portal For information, see Use the Azure portal's SQL query editor to connect and query data.
R services / machine learning with single databases and elastic pools For information, see Machine Learning Services in Azure SQL Database.
Recreate dropped databases with managed instances For information, see Re-create dropped databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Replication with managed instances For information, see Configure replication in an Azure SQL Database managed instance database.
Serverless compute tier For information, see SQL Database serverless (preview).
SQL Analytics For information, see Azure SQL Analytics.
Table Variable Deferred Compilation (under compatibility level 150) For information, see Table Variable Deferred Compilation.
Threat detection with managed instances For information, see Configure threat detection in Azure SQL Database managed instance.
Transparent data encryption (TDE) with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) with managed instances For information, see Azure SQL Transparent Data Encryption with customer-managed keys in Azure Key Vault: Bring Your Own Key support.
 

Updates

For a list of SQL Database updates and improvements, see SQL Database service updates.

For updates and improvements to all Azure services, see Service updates.

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