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.
I’ve used it and was quite happy with it when I was in the windows camp, I’m sure I had gripes I’m not remembering, but it wasn’t bad. However the fact that that it’s was not portable made it a non-starter for many projects that run on linux, so I had to leave it behind.
By locking it up on windows MS is just limiting it’s reach, so I think this makes sense. I doubt very much that MSSQL was attracting new users to windows anyways.