Microsoft Launches SQL Server on Linux with Cloud Capabilities

After this announcement the SQL Server that is a corporate data software of Microsoft will be available on Linux like windows and customer will take its benefits both on premises and cloud.

Microsoft Linux  Microsoft, which is the world’s major software corporation, is recognized for developing business software that runs only on the Windows operating system. It has made it tough or almost impossible to purchase anything like a database from Microsoft exclusive of Windows, to run on a server. Microsoft now announced that SQL Server, which is a software for organizing corporate data, will be available on the Linux that is a competing operating system.

Microsoft EVP, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie commented on the company’s official blog “SQL Server on Linux will provide customers with even more flexibility in their data solution,” he said “One with mission-critical performance, industry-leading TCO, best-in-class security, and hybrid cloud innovations – like Stretch Database which lets customers access their data on-premises and in the cloud whenever they want at low cost – all built in.

The move by Microsoft is considered by most of the people as a smart move that will strengthen the Microsoft’s status in the market. As per Gartner news, the number of Linux servers shipped amplified from 3.6 million in 2014 from 2.4 million in 2011. Microsoft at the similar time saw its shipments fall from 6.5 million to 6.2 million. The shift opens up a new wave of possible clients for Microsoft and decreased apprehension of lock-in state.

He further said “This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud. We are bringing the core relational database capabilities to preview today, and are targeting availability in mid-2017.”

Main features of new SQL Server are its advanced analytics; it will use R support that enables clients to do real-time prognostic analytics, on both administrative and analytic data. It also has exclusive cloud facilities that will enable clients to organize hybrid cloud architectures that divide data workloads crosswise on-premises and cloud based systems to save costs and boost quickness.

These developments and many more are all put together into SQL Server and provide you not just a novel database but a whole platform for data organization, business analytics and intelligent apps, it can be used in a reliable way crosswise both on-premises and the cloud.