Saturday, March 12, 2016

SQL Server 2016 on Linux

SQL Server on Linux was announced Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the formal SQL Server 2016 event. It's expected to be released sometime in 2017, but based on the demo on Thursday, it is already running in at least an early Alpha state on Ubuntu.

Public preview is  now available.  See:  SQL Server on Linux is now in public preview!

Read our First Look over at Redmond Magazine:
       Open but Not Equal: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 vNext for Linux

How was it done?

Interested in how Microsoft got SQL Server up and running on Linux?  Centino Systems has an early post on how they think it was done. Check it out here: SQL Server on Linux – How I think they did it! - Centino Systems.

And, on the SQL Server blog, this:  SQL Server on Linux: How? Introduction
TechCrunch has an article posted July 17, 2017 - How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux
 - has come additional links

For many of us who have worked with SQL Server, The original SQL Server code base sourced from Sybase for UNIX. And in the early Microsoft SQL Server days (v. 6.5 and earlier) it ran on not just Intel, but other CPU based systems, such as PowerPC and Digital's Alpha chip.

You can sign up for the preview at

We've started to take a look.

You can also find a post on how to use SQL Server on Linux via Docker, along with VS and your Mac.  you can find it at SentryOne here:  VS Code on Mac meets SQL Server on Linux (in Docker)

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