Microsoft Announces SQL Server on Linux Public Preview

Microsoft announced the public preview of the next release of SQL Server on Linux and Windows, which goes on to bring the power of SQL Server to both, Windows as well as Linux. This preview of SQL Server would empower developers as well as organizations to build intelligent applications with industry-leading performance and security technologies, by using their preferred language and environment. With the next release of SQL Server, you will now be able to easily develop applications with SQL Server on Linux, Windows, Docker, or macOS (via Docker) and then deploy to Linux, Windows or Docker, on-premises, or in the cloud.
 
 
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Microsoft, in its official blog, states,
 
“We have made it easier than ever to get started with SQL Server. You’ll find native Linux installations with familiar RPM and APT packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu Linux, and packages for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be coming soon as well.”
  
SQL Server offers incredible performance. In-Memory OLTP goes on to deliver up to 100x faster reads and 30x faster writes. SQL Server also owns multiple top TPC-E performance benchmark for the purpose of transaction processing and top TPC-H performance benchmarks for data warehousing along with top performance benchmark with leading business application. The next release of SQL Server would go on to bring these innovations to Linux. In addition to this, SQL Server also goes on to provide great efficiency and also removes the requirement to architect the scale of your application.
 
Microsoft concluded by saying,
 
“Today, we have released updated versions of our flagship SQL Server tools including SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Visual Studio SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and SQL Server PowerShell with support for the next release of SQL Server on Windows and Linux. We are also excited to announce the new SQL Server extension for Visual Studio Code that is available now on the Visual Studio Code marketplace. Developers can use the SQL Server extension for VS Code on macOS/Linux/Windows with SQL Server running anywhere (on-premises, on Linux and Windows, in any cloud, in virtual machines, Docker, SQL Server 2016 or the next release of SQL Server preview) and with Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW. Native command-line tools are also available for SQL Server on Linux.”