The cloud, one of the modernizations of big data and the computing industry, has brought about a significant change in the way corporations conduct their business. By using these services, a company can lower its cost of doing business while increasing availability of their services by letting Microsoft, Amazon or Google host their tools and data. But, the question that is always part of the conversation when you let a third-party host your sensitive corporate data is security and Microsoft is taking additionally steps today to help make sure Azure is an industry leader in this field.
To help corporations move to the cloud and feel more secure about this process, Microsoft is announcing new security feature availability for Azure SQL Database. Listed below are the new features that are coming soon in either public preview or in general availability:
Microsoft is heavily invested in the idea of big data and is always touting its machine learning capabilities; so it’s not a surprise to see them introduce more ways to help convince you to use its cloud offerings by making them more secure. Microsoft also recently announced new features for digging through big data as well, called U-SQL, that is available in Azure’s Data Lake service.
If the cloud isn’t your thing but you still want this type of data security, these tools will be coming with SQL Server 2016 too. For more information about these features and how to implement them with your own databases, you can find that content here.