Azure adds graph semantics to Kusto

Azure adds graph semantics to Kusto

Updates related to Spanner, Azure API Management, Firestore, AWS Backup, Redshift, Cloudformation, Lake Formation, Google Infrastructure Manager and more

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Graph semantics added to Kusto

  • Public preview of graph semantics in Kusto.
  • Allows users to contextualize data with graphs.
  • Time-aware graphs supported for analyzing data evolution.
  • Compatible with existing Kusto Query Language. UPDATE

Google Cloud presents Spanner Data Boost

  • Cloud Spanner Data Boost offers on-demand processing of operational data.
  • Mixes workloads without impacting transactional workloads.
  • Pay-per-use model introduced.
  • Broad data sharing without transactional workload disruption. UPDATE

Azure tests single GraphQL resolver

Azure API Management Portal introduces testing for individual GraphQL resolvers, enhancing development and troubleshooting. UPDATE

Firestore introduces new recovery features

Firestore launches point-in-time recovery and scheduled backups, enhancing data protection capabilities. UPDATE

AWS Backup supports Aurora continuous backup

AWS Backup now allows Amazon Aurora continuous backup with point-in-time restore up to 35 days. UPDATE

Redshift supports cross-region data via Lake Formation.

Amazon Redshift now enables cross-region data sharing through AWS Lake Formation for centralized permission management. UPDATE

AWS Backup refines CloudFormation support

AWS Backup allows resource exclusion from CloudFormation stack backups, optimizing costs. UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

Google Cloud's Infrastructure Manager debut

  • Infrastructure Manager offers Terraform as a Google Cloud service.
  • Allows management of Google Cloud infrastructure with IaC principles.
  • Integrated within the Google Cloud ecosystem.
  • Streamlined Infrastructure as Code with Google Cloud’s library. UPDATE

Multislice scales AI training on TPUs

  • Multislice announced for large-scale training tech.
  • Enables scaling on tens of thousands of Cloud TPUs.
  • Overcomes single slice limitation.
  • Offers near-linear scaling and enhanced developer productivity. UPDATE

New Azure VM series unveiled

Azure introduces Bsv2, Basv2, and Bpsv2 virtual machines, offering improved price-performance and higher network bandwidth. UPDATE

Azure enhances domain validation

Azure Front Door now supports BYOC-based domain validation, streamlining the domain ownership approval process. UPDATE

Azure Container Storage gets updates

Azure Container Storage preview expands to new regions and adds enhanced features for Azure Kubernetes Service. UPDATE

Amazon EC2 R7a instances go live

Amazon EC2 R7a instances, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, deliver 50% higher performance compared to R6a. UPDATE

Route 53 integrates AWS-managed prefix lists

Amazon Route 53 now supports AWS-managed prefix lists for health checks, automating IP range management. UPDATE


Azure AI enhances calling workflows

  • Azure AI Speech integrated with Azure Communication Services.
  • Enables conversational AI experiences in calls.
  • Features include Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech, and more.
  • Simplifies use of Azure Open AI Service in workflows. UPDATE

Google Cloud rolls out generative AI training

Google Cloud introduces new generative AI training content, catering to both introductory and advanced audiences. UPDATE

Kendra launches Web Crawler for dynamic content.

Amazon Kendra's Web Crawler now allows indexing and searching of dynamic web pages with proper authorization. UPDATE


AWS enhances Step Functions error handling

AWS Step Functions introduces better error handling, detailed error messages, and improved retry controls. UPDATE

Amazon Detective expands EKS security modules.

Amazon Detective introduces modules for investigating threats in Amazon EKS through AWS Workshop Studio. UPDATE


IAM Identity Center extends session limits.

AWS IAM Identity Center raises its session duration limit from 7 days to 90 days, enhancing user flexibility. UPDATE

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