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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is Coming to Linux

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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