SQL Server + Linux

Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Server for Linux

As of the time of this writing there are three supported platforms for SQL Server on Linux:

SQL Server on Linux is the vNext version, which was out for general availability in 2017. If you have a SQL licence, you can choose to deploy on Linux or Windows.  Many of the features are not yet available including:

Installation instructions are available here:


SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is not available on Linux, though there is no problem connecting to a Linux SQL Server instance from Windows SQL Server Studio Manager.

The installation is straight forward and requires just a few apt-get commands.  Below is a screenshot showing SQL Server running on my Ubuntu VM: