This release is a remarkable step in SQL Server’s history, because it’s not just a release for Windows. This marks the general availability of SQL Server 2017 for Linux. There’s also a containerized version for deployment using Docker.
SQL Server 2017 represents a primary step closer to making SQL Server a platform that offers you selections of improvement languages, records sorts, on-premises or cloud, and working structures via bringing the strength of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based totally Docker containers, and Windows
- Build present day applications the usage of the language of your choice, on-premises and inside the cloud, now on Windows, Linux and Docker bins.
- Take gain of breakthrough scalability, performance, and availability for undertaking-vital, wise packages and data warehouses.
- Gain transformative insights in your enterprise with actual-time analytics at up to 1M predictions/2nd.
- Turn raw records into meaningful reports that may be added to any device—at one-fifth the price of different self-service solutions.
SQL Server on Microsoft Azure
With the new versions of SQL Server, Microsoft Azure supports SQL Server 2017, and can be installed on both Linux and Windows. SQL Server 2017 is the first version of SQL Server to be installed and running on Linux, allowing users to choose to install SQL Server on a virtual machine on Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Enterprise Linux or Ubuntu. SQL Server 2017 comes with a variety of capabilities, including Graph Data Management, Adaptive Query Processing, Advanced Intelligence (AI), and also supports Docker, Kubernetes, or OpenShift.
The advantages of running SQL Server on Azure are as follows.
- Cloud flexibility – Easily deploy and manage SQL Server deployments in just minutes. Scalable or scale out. On the fly.
- Tuned for performance – Ensure that the virtual machine on Azure is optimized by a team of experts.
- Highly-secured and trusted – The user’s data and databases are stored on a secure, reliable cloud.
Users can choose to install Standalone SQL Server 2017 instance on Azure on the operating system as follows:
- Windows Server 2016
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
- SUSE Enterprise Linux 12 SP3
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS