Easysoft Blog

Mon, 14 March 2016

SQL Server on Linux

In March 2016, Microsoft announced their plans for a Linux port of their database product SQL Server. A preview release is available, on an invitation-only basis, to users who sign up to the SQL Server on Linux early access program. The private release is initially available for Ubuntu Linux and as a Docker image. The full release is currently scheduled for Summer 2017.

Although based on SQL Server 2016, the Linux version of SQL Server will not contain all features contained in the Windows version. Rather, it will contain "core relational database capabilities".

In the meantime, if you need to:

use Easysoft's SQL Server ODBC driver.

As we are on the early access programme for the SQL Server on Linux, we will ensure that our driver also supports the Linux port, when it is eventually released.