Microsoft SQL Server under Linux - Preview

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 with No comments
Today something off topic, as I am normally blogging about Oracle Fusion Middleware stuff.

Microsoft SQL Server under Linux - Preview ... many of you (specially the Oracle Guys) might think now "WHAT ????", but its really true.
Some months ago Microsoft announced that they will release a SQL Server Version for Linux and I was lucky to get into the Preview Program.

The installation of the SQL Server under Linux (currently supported under Ubuntu 16 or RedHat 7) is quite easy and its completed in around 15 minutes (depending of your download speed).

What is quite cool, is that the SQL Server can also be installed under Docker :-)

It's really SQL Server under Linux :-)

As a native UNIX User I recognised one small thing, which were disturbing me, when you want to restore a Database Backup you have to use Windows Path notations which will be internally mapped to UNIX Path notations, but I am pretty sure that within the next Releases or at least with the final Release this small problem will be adjusted.

From the first look, SQL Server on Linux looks quite interesting.

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