Friday, March 31, 2017

SQL Server vNext is SQL Server on Linux

Many CTP's have been released for SQL Server vNext and looking at the pace, the importance of this reflects the zeal of Microsoft's drive towards Open source and acceptance by a vastly larger audience.



The latest CTP, CTP 1.4 is supported on the following Linux platforms:


RHEL 7.3
https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux/evaluation

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12:
https://www.suse.com/products/server/

Ubuntu 16.04:
https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

Docker:
https://www.docker.com/get-docker (Community Edition is free)

Bottom line requirements:
You need a minimum of 3.25GB and the file system must be XFS or EXT4

Installation details here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/sql-server-linux-setup