Microsoft SQL Server port to Linux

Mar

9

2016

Microsoft releases SQL Server to Linux. Immediately is a preview of the basic capabilities of the relational database available. SQL Server for Linux should be widely available in mid-2017.

The advent of SQL Server to Linux is providing a consistent data platform possible, says in Microsoft’s own words. The current limited release concerns a private preview, but Microsoft says it is working with its partners, the community of users and customers to bring SQL Server for Linux to market.

Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical founder, and Paul Cormier, CEO of Red Hat Products & Technologies division, welcome the arrival of SQL Server respectively to Ubuntu and Red Hat. Both companies work with Microsoft to port.

It seemed inconceivable that SQL Server would come to Linux, but the move follows a series of announcements from Microsoft on Linux and open source area. So Microsoft released Visual Studio Code already to Linux, made ​​the .Net Core open source and developed its own Linux distro Azure Cloud Switch . Is also the announcement in line with the strategy to create products and services on as many platforms available. To this end, bought Microsoft recently cross-platform development tool Xamarin.

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