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Microsoft Announces New Azure VM images: SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Windows


We are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 images on Linux and Windows are now available in the Azure Marketplace! Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on both Linux and Windows, with the flexibility, security, and hybrid connectivity of Azure.

What’s new: SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2017 is the first SQL Server release available on Linux, in addition to Windows, meaning that you have the choice of running SQL Server on virtual machines based on Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, or Ubuntu. SQL Server 2017 also provides new capabilities, including graph data management and analysis, Adaptive Query Processing, and advanced intelligence built-in with Python and R analytics plus native scoring in t-SQL. Read the recent SQL Server 2017 announcement blog post to learn more.

New images published today are for standalone SQL Server 2017 instances. You will find images for all editions available on Windows Server 2016 as well as on all Linux distributions supported by SQL Server 2017: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, SUSE Enterprise Linux 12 SP3, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Editions include:

  • SQL Developer – Free full edition of SQL Server for development and testing (not for production)
  • SQL Express – Entry level free database for lightweight workloads (1 GB memory, 10 GB storage)
  • SQL Web – Low-cost database for small to medium-size web applications
  • SQL Standard – Core database capabilities for medium-size workloads
  • SQL Enterprise – Full edition of SQL Server with comprehensive capabilities for mission-critical or large transactional processing, data warehousing, and business intelligence workloads

Read the entire article here, Announcing new Azure VM images: SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Windows | Blog

Via the fine folks at Microsoft.

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