SQL Server Now Available on Linux

SQL Server Now Available on Linux

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Hola!!  Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft recently announced in a blog post the availability of SQL server on Linux. The target for availability is mid-2017. This extension of SQL server on Linux will enable customers to have more flexibility in data solutions. A consistent data platform will be created across Linux, windows and on the cloud as well.

With launching Microsoft SQL server driver for Linux, SQL server 2016 has been released with some fantastic capabilities

  • Revolutionary security encryption abilities enabling data to be encrypted in motion, at rest as well as in memory to provide concentrated security protection.
  • Every workload is supported by in-memory database increasing performance up to 30-100X.
  • Every employee will have Business Intelligence on every device including mobile phones of iOS, Android, and Windows.
  • New R support will deliver progressive analytics enabling customers to do real-time logical analytics on analytic as well as operational data.
  • Some distinctive cloud computing capabilities will enable customers to deploy hybrid cloud architectures partitioning workloads of data across cloud-based systems and on premises which will save costs and improve swiftness
  • With the #1, #2 and #3 TPC-H 10 Terabyte standards for non-clustered performance and the #1 SAP SD, Two-Tier performance standards on windows will deliver unbelievable Data Warehousing performance.

The above-mentioned improvements will enable building a complete platform for data management and much more.  With SQL server expanding to Linux, a broader set of users can be accessed and meet them where they are situated. This will be a valuable asset to customers of Linux all around the globe.

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