Data Discovery & Classification is now free for Azure SQL Database & Azure Synapse Analytics

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We are pleased to announce that in order to help customers become more secure, we are now offering Azure SQL Data Discovery & Classification free of charge for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics. Azure SQL Data Discovery & Classification provides a set of advanced capabilities to discover, classify and label the sensitive data in your databases.

 

Originally part of the Azure SQL Advanced Data Security package (now called Azure Defender for SQL), Azure SQL Data Discovery & Classification is now a free feature and is available as a built-in feature for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics.

 

To identify potentially sensitive data and start classifying it, simply open the Azure portal, select your Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL pool, and navigate to Data Discovery & Classification under Security:

 

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Also available for SQL Server 2012 and later, SQL Data Discovery & Classification is free of charge and can be used through SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

 

Visit Azure SQL Data Discovery & Classification to learn more about the feature.

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