Microsoft joins hands with Linux, for the first time ever

WEB DESK:Microsoft, the world’s leading software maker is taking huge strides recently, as it steps to move beyond its legendary Windows operating system.

The software maker has announced to put SQL Server, one of its main products on Linux the open source for the first time.

According to TechCrunch, the SQL Server is already available on Linux in the form of an early private preview, while the complete launch of Microsoft server is expected by 2017.

About Microsoft latest decision, Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of its cloud and enterprise group, writes “SQL Server on Linux will provide customers with even more flexibility in their data solution”.

“One with mission-critical performance, industry-leading TCO, best-in-class security, and hybrid cloud innovations — like Stretch Database which lets customers access their data on-premises and in the cloud whenever they want at low cost — all built in,” he added.

According to Financial Times, previously Microsoft had maintained an aggressive stand against Linux, particularly in the realm of Steve Ballmer, which termed Linux as a “cancer.” Satya, the current CEO of Microsoft has said that the change in strategy would provide the company a chance to attain a bigger share of the database market that does not run on Windows.

“I want us to be aggressive in going after all opportunities,” he said.

Source:Business Recorder