SQL Server Comes To Linux

Major Development For Sql Server


In 2016, the golden age of technology moves on at an ever faster pace. The developments we are seeing today were merely a pipe dream  and inconceivable, just a few years go. One such development is Microsoft’s flagship database software SQL Server coming to Linux. This development is about to change the way enterprise decision-makers view SQL Server and its place (or absense thereof) in their organizations around the world.

As Scott Guthrie, of Microsoft put it in the announcement, “SQL Server on Linux will provide customers with even more flexibility in their data solution. One with mission-critical performance, industry-leading TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), best-in-class security, and hybrid cloud innovations – like Stretch Database which lets customers access their data on-premises and in the cloud whenever they want at low cost – all built in.”

Several Linux titans have already welcomed this news of SQL Server coming to Linux, with South Africa’s very own Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical saying “We are delighted to be working with Microsoft as it brings SQL Server to Linux. Customers are already taking advantage of Azure Data Lake services on Ubuntu, and now developers will be able to build modern applications that utilize SQL Server’s enterprise capabilities.”

Key dates, as far as availability of SQL Server on Linux is concerned is that the private preview of SQL Server on Linux is now available, however general availability is slotted for mid 2017.


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