SQL Server Big Data Clusters CU8 release surfaces Encryption at Rest capabilities and more

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server’s analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop to create a single, secure and unified data platform. BDC is available exclusively to run on Linux containers, orchestrated by Kubernetes, and can be deployed in multiple-cloud providers or on-premises.

The availability of the latest cumulative update (CU8) for SQL Server 2019 BDC includes several fixes, optimizations and adds two main capabilities for SQL Server BDC: