Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is Coming to Linux
Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft SQL Server will no longer be locked to the Windows operating system. Starting in mid-2017, Microsoft SQL Server will also support the ability to run on Linux, expanding its reach to a much wider audience. Al Gillen, group vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure at IDC writes, “…Microsoft is proving its commitment to being a cross platform solution provider. This gives customers choices and reduces the concerns for lock-in.” These themes of platform independency and avoiding vendor lock-ins are starting to gain serious traction in the industry, and it means more options for the consumer.
Open Source = Open Possibility
It’s interesting to see how tech giant Microsoft has evolved over the years to embrace and build upon a partnership with open-sourced Linux based offerings. Whether it’s the alliance partnership with SUSE or working with Red Hat to provide a joint hybrid cloud offering through Azure, Microsoft has made…
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