Now released to general availability – always encrypted with secure enclaves increases confidential computing of Azure SQL. It helps to prevent sensitive data from being removed by rogue administrators, DBAs or cloud operators.
SQL Server Big Data Clusters was released with SQL Server 2019. It works by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop, creating a single, secure and unified platform that extends the analytics capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads. The CU11 release in early July brought us some new capabilities for Big Data Clusters. The largest of which is the expansion of data encryption at rest.