Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on VMware vSphere 6.5
We wanted to share a blog article from VMware’s performance team about Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5. Please find here the article or scroll down for more information.
Microsoft SQL Server has long been one of the most popular applications for running on vSphere virtual machines. Last year there was quite a bit of excitement when Microsoft announced they were bringing SQL Server to Linux. Over the last year Microsoft has had quite a bit of interest in SQL Server for Linux and it was announced at Microsoft Ignite last month that it is now officially launched and generally available.
VMware and Microsoft have collaborated to validate and support the functionality and performance scalability of SQL Server 2017 on vSphere-based Linux VMs. The results of that work show SQL Server 2017 for Linux installs easily and has great performance within VMware vSphere virtual machines. VMware vSphere is a great environment to be able to try out the new Linux version of SQL Server and be able to also get great performance.
Using CDB, a cloud database benchmark developed by the Microsoft SQL Server team, we were able to verify that the performance of SQL Server for Linux in a vSphere virtual machine was similar to other non-virtualized and virtualized operating systems or platforms.
Read the entire article here, Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5
Via the fine folks at opvizor.