Data is transformative. The ability to turn data into breakthrough insights is foundational to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive market.
To help our customers deliver fast insights from exponentially growing data, today we are announcing the general availability of the Compute Optimized Gen2 tier of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. With this performance optimized tier, we are bringing the best of Microsoft software and hardware innovations to dramatically accelerate query performance and concurrency for our customers.
Fast, flexible, and secure cloud data warehouse
We launched Azure SQL Data Warehouse three years ago to make a powerful SQL based MPP (massively parallel processing) architecture data warehousing accessible to all. It was the first data warehouse that helped customers reduce costs by enabling them to scale compute and storage independently, and by offering pause and resume capabilities. This flexibility, combined with fast query performance, comprehensive data security, and governance capabilities has led to adoption by thousands of customers like Adobe, Toshiba, and LG Electronics. To keep up with customer demand, we have expanded the service to 33 Azure regions and it is now the most globally available of all cloud data warehouse services.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse Compute Optimized Gen2 tier sets new performance standards for cloud data warehousing. Customers now get up to 5 times better query performance, 4 times more concurrency, and 5 times higher computing power compared to the current generation. It can now serve 128 concurrent queries from a single cluster, the highest of any cloud data warehousing service.