Microsoft has just announced Azure confidential computing, a set of tools which brings data in use encyrption to the public cloud for the first time. You can sign up for early access now.
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Microsoft's Azure SQL Database is getting an expanded range of performance tiers, upping the Standard tier maximum DTUs to 3000. Storage add-ons are also available for the different tiers.
Microsoft has detailed a couple of improvements to the way Azure SQL Database handles failovers in case of an outage. It works with individual databases, elastic pools, or a combination of both.