Microsoft is getting into the OPEN in a big way.
First week of March this year Microsoft announced the availability of SQL Server on LINUX for both on-premises and the cloud. The core RDBS capabilities are now in preview but will be available mid-2017. The above image from Microsoft site.
More details here:
All the very best on Windows will be available for LINUX as well such as:
The best in best security
Plus all the hybrid cloud innovations
These all available out-of-the box.
Microsoft is not just for Windows but is truly cross-platform.
The preview is available as of the announcement.
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