Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2016 23:52 UTC

Today I'm excited to announce our plans to bring SQL Server to Linux as well. 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.

So this is happening. I feel a little cold all of a sudden.

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Good move, Microsoft
by benali72 on Tue 8th Mar 2016 04:07 UTC
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This will be great for organizations with Windows SQL Server already in-house who want to extend their reach into Linux without bringing in new DBMSs. However, I can't imagine that any current Linux shop would choose to purchase SQL Server when free Linux alternatives already exist and are so well-proven and popular. So I'd predict a pretty small marketshare for SQL Server on Linux.

Still, it's nice to see a new, more aggressive and customer-focused Microsoft at work. Kudos to MSFT.

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Point is not free -as in beer-.
by dionicio on Tue 8th Mar 2016 15:29 in reply to "Good move, Microsoft"
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Just look at Red Hat. We want true openness, but also service to the code, data & exposure.

As for me, welcoming MS again to the global party.

To the 'STALLMAN' community, -which I feel part of it as user- just saying to be careful with license 'back-flush' and not assigning long term projects until MS proves long term commitment in this path [Every big Corporative endeavor should be balanced with at least two healthy, individually developed efforts]. [Also be careful with the 'jacks-of-all-trades' mercantile campaigns (That's how Apple took his very own ecosystem by the neck)].

Not missing my aluminum hat comment: This event changes noting the path to a 'Big Brother', Corporative commanded future. The same individuals that give life to a Nation could become 'dispensable'.

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Where 4/5 parts of the work could be done by inform-ation, automat-ion and robot-ization.

4/5 parts of the population would be dismissed, effectively, as 1/5 is actually dismissed. [Selling 'hand-made' crafts to tourists? -and I'm not going to extend to prison industry and traffic of people (people becoming merchandise)-]

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