Announcement #5 in What’s New From Microsoft in February 2021
Every month Microsoft announces hundreds of new features, capabilities, and services across the Microsoft cloud platforms – Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. We boil it down to what is most important and share them via our monthly newsletter. Here is #5 for February of 2021.
Spark 3.0 Support Arrives for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database
Spark 3.0 support is now natively available for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. The open-source connector is available through Maven and allows Spark jobs to be connected as inputs or outputs from SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. The connector supports Scala, Python, and R and includes support for Basic Authentication, Active Directory Key Tab, and Azure Active Directory. Details on the new connector can be found here: Read More +