Admin Magazine, issue 48, by David Barbarin: On November 16, 2016, Microsoft announced the beginning of a new story: SQL Server is now supported on Linux and Docker. Of course, Microsoft emerged long ago from its anti-Linux “dark age,” and they have been moving steadily toward more support for open source since releasing the first pieces of .NET to open source in 2006.
Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO in 2014, the pace of change has accelerated. Microsoft is now a Platinum sponsor of several open source foundations, including the famous Linux Foundation and the MariaDB Foundation, and the Azure cloud platform now comes with support for a number of important open source services and tools. Read more