Microsoft Deploys SQL Database Software on Linux

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Microsoft known for its proprietary SQL server has unveiled its strategy to implement the database platform on Linux. The announcement was made at the Data Driven SQL event in New York. Frederic Lardinois, Writer at Techchrunch quotes in his blog saying “it’s feeling so good about SQL Server that it today announced a free migration offer for Oracle users, too”.

 The forthcoming Microsoft release of SQL Server 2016 comes up with new enhanced capabilities and considerably faster processing than its previous versions. The software however doesn’t incorporate certain additional features that include better support for in-memory computing and faster queries generation. For an instance executing queries performance by 25 percent faster rate on the same hardware level.

SQL Server 2016 is focuses on maintaining proper security of the data; it ensures data encryption to provide utmost security protection. Since it supports in-memory database for every workload the performance increases up to 100x.It provides Incredible Data Warehousing performance with the #1, #2 and #3 TPC-H 10 and Business Intelligence (BI) for every employee on every device that includes new mobile BI support for cross-platform phone devices. It utilizes advanced analytics, enabling customers to practice real-time predictive analytics on both operational and analytical data.

Using its unique cloud capabilities allows its customers to deploy the hybrid architecture across on-premises and the cloud domain. “SQL Server’s proven enterprise experience and capabilities offer a valuable asset to enterprise Linux customers around the world,” asserts Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.                 

“By taking this key product to Linux Microsoft is proving its commitment to being a cross platform solution provider. This gives customers choice and reduces the concerns for lock-in. We would expect this will also accelerate the overall adoption of SQL Server” quotes Al Gillen, Group Vice President, and Enterprise Infrastructure, at IDC.

Microsoft, with the aim of making their product more accessible to broader set of users will bring on SQL Server to Linux. “Customers currently running applications or workloads on non-Microsoft paid commercial RDBMS platforms will be able to offset the costs of licensing, migration planning and training when moving SQL Server 2016,” Quotes Joseph Sirosh, Vice President, Microsoft.