A year ago Microsoft announced the arrival of SQL Server to the Gnu / Linux world. A long-awaited arrival for many who want to use specific Windows programs in Gnu / Linux and who cannot due to lack of this technology.
Recientemente Microsoft has released a candidate release of SQL Server for Linux, a development version prior to the final version. In other words, we could soon have this technology ready for our Gnu / Linux server or computer.
SQL Server for Linux will make this Microsoft database come to Gnu / Linux but also will enable Microsoft to compete effectively against Oracle and its MySQL. The new release lets us see that many of Microsoft's services will be able to connect to a Linux computer thanks to this technology and Samba.
SQL Server for Linux is about to be a reality
So we can make the SQL server connect to an Active Directory or SISS systems. This will be something that many system administrators appreciate, who always have problems connecting Gnu / Linux servers with Microsoft servers.
You can get the release candidate of SQL Server through this link. There you will get this version, a version that is still in development and of which not recommended for use in production equipment, because of the problems that it could cause. In any case, if it will serve in a virtual machine to see what elements and functions it brings and what applications we can use or create with it for Gnu / Linux.
Microsoft SQL is a very powerful and interesting database technology but you have to remember that to use a database, we must take into account the needs and not the power of technology. That is, as much as Microsoft wants, in some cases we will not have to use SQL for our projects.