Azure SQL Database (V12) GA coming April 1st, 2015, Reminder Tampa SQL Saturday this weekend


   

New announcement from the Azure Team –

Also make sure and signup for the SQL Saturday event in Tampa this weekend Saturday Feb 28th go to: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/

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We’ve announced the general availability of the latest service version for Azure SQL Database (V12) in Asia with 25 percent more Premium performance and faster data recovery.

 

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This service update introduces near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility, greater support for larger databases, a new S3 performance level, and 25 percent more Premium performance for the same cost.

General availability pricing will take effect for all generally available V12 regions on April 1, 2015. The following is a list of Azure regions and their current status of the V12 service version.

   
   
 

Azure region

 

Release status of V12

 
 

Central US

 

General availability

 
 

East US

 

General availability

 
 

East US 2

 

General availability

 
 

North Central US

 

General availability

 
 

South Central US

 

General availability

 
 

West US

 

General availability

 
 

North Europe

 

General availability

 
 

West Europe

 

General availability

 
 

East Asia

 

General availability

 
 

Southeast Asia

 

General availability

 
 

Japan East

 

General availability

 
 

Japan West

 

General availability

 
 

Brazil South

 

Not available; general availability planned for Q3 2015

 
 

Australia East

 

Public preview; general availability planned for Q2 2015

 
 

Australia Southeast

 

Public preview; general availability planned for Q2 2015

 
   
   

All new subscriptions and their subsequent databases created in the generally available regions will use the new service architecture and have access to the latest features. Customers with existing servers and databases in generally available regions may elect to upgrade and/or move their Basic, Standard, or Premium databases to the new V12 service architecture to utilize these new features in production.
Significant improvement in disaster recovery objectives
With the latest service version, we’re significantly improving our recovery point objective (RPO) and estimated recovery time (ERT) by as much as 360x. (RPO is the maximum amount of most recent data changes [time interval] the application could lose before it is fully functional after a failure. ERT is the estimated duration before the database is fully functional after a restore/failover request.)

   
   
     

Current version

 

Latest version (V12)

 
 

Geo-Restore

 

RPO
ERT

 

<24 hours
<24 hours

 

<1 hour
<12 hours

 
 

Standard Geo-Replication

 

RPO
ERT

 

<30 minutes
<2 hours

 

<5 seconds
<30 seconds

 
 

Active Geo-Replication

 

RPO
ERT

 

<5 minutes
<1 hour

 

<5 seconds
<30 seconds

 
   
   

For more information about the V12 service version for Azure SQL Database, please visit the SQL Database and latest version for SQL Database (V12) webpages, plus the SQL Server Blog.

   
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