[Lazarus] Microsoft SQL Server coming to Linux

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Tue Mar 8 13:20:51 CET 2016

On 8 March 2016 at 08:58, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>

> On Tue, 8 Mar 2016, Anthony Walter wrote:
> For those of you using Linux with interest in database development here is
>> some news for you:
>> Microsoft SQL Server will soon be officially supported on Linux.
>> https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/03/07/announcing-sql-server-on-linux/
>> Microsoft Executive Vide President Scott Gu has been coordinating with
>> Mark
>> Shuttleworth (Ubuntu owner and head of Canonical) to make this happen.
>> For me this is great news. Microsoft SQL Server is a robust RMDB system
>> with superior performance capable of great scale. Transact SQL (the
>> Microsoft SQL Server dialect) also has many powerful and useful features.
>> Good news all around.
> Well, that depends highly on your point of view :)
> My point of view is that the sooner Microsoft is bancrupted the better...
> And I beg to differ on a second account:
> E.g. PostGreSQL is a way better/faster database than SQL Server.
> Not to mention it costs you nothing.
> Just to say that these are highly subjective views...
> Michael.
> --

The cloud is getting dominated by Linux and if Microsoft doesn't have an
offering there it is bound to be left out. The idea is to let customers who
may be tempted switch to Linux  know that SQL Server will be available for
them if they do..

Frank Church

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