Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average. The new behavior applies to synchronization operations by default.
Scale-out in Azure Analysis Services enables client query distribution across query replicas, reducing response times for high-concurrency workloads. Query replica synchronization copies the data files to a blob storage location dedicated to the query replica instances (separate from the primary-instance location).
Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model. The three sentiment analysis V3 models are now available in the following regions: Australia East, Central Canada, Central US, East Asia, East US, East US 2, North Europe, Southeast Asia, South Central US, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.
The 1.0.8 version of Azure IoT Edge includes the following improvements Preview support for ARM64 on Linux
Module twins are now encrypted at rest when cached on an IoT Edge device
Performance improvements for uploading messages from Edge Hub to the cloud
Increased reliability for syncing twin updates with the cloud
Improved stability on ARM32
We are pleased to announce Azure Analysis Services now provides integration with cloud data sources residing on Azure Virtual Networks (VNets). Organizations use VNets for enhanced security and isolation. Cloud data sources such as Azure SQL DW and Azure Database can be secured with VNet endpoints.