No new SQL Server CUs till the end of 2020

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SQL server team announced today that they will not be releasing any new cumulative update for SQL server products (SQL Server 2019, 2017, and 2016SP2) until the end of this year.

As written in this blog post, it’s been a tough year and is now a good time, around the holidays, for people to spend time with their families.

I personally find this move very kind and supportive and I wish for more companies to follow this paradigm.

So cheers to Microsoft, once again, and happy -early- Christmas holidays to everyone.

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage goes GA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) complements the existing hot, cool, and archive tiers for ADLS. You can now take advantage of the lower storage latencies offered by this new performance tier and additionally get cost savings for workloads that are transaction heavy.

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