A snapshot of the recent headlines from the tech legend Microsoft discloses that they are in the process of bringing up a makeover on one of the most acclaimed SQL Server, the company’s flagship software database and most rewarding enterprise product to Linux. This Towering announcement was greeted with open hands by most of the industrial entrepreneurs and is hyping for tryout of SQL Server on Linux.
Retorting to this development Mr. Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft puts on record of the excitements of the company’s customers and also shares few business statistics. He estimated that roughly 8000 companies have entered into contract for trying SQL Server 2016 on Linux within a week and the interesting part is that the figure includes 25% of Fortune 500 companies. Adding more on the plus of SQL on Linux Mr. Numoto says that this server extends a high notion of flexibility to the cutomers. Moreover it is comparatively low priced than Oracle’s Linux-friendly databases
Though oft debated on its challenges and prospects, the most vital possibility as pointed out by Mr. Numoto is that Microsoft Azure cloud support Linux with “over a quarter” of virtual machine usage gyrating the OS. This possibility opens the room for a customer wanting to use Linux across their own data center and Azure cloud with the same SQL Server software running everywhere. This terrific possibility would definitely strain the domination of the competitor Oracle and Amazon web services in the future.
Definitely, this revolutionary breakthrough in Microsoft terrain would leverage the company’s position and provides the clients with the most sort feature of flexibility in their use of product and platform. This advantage would be a vital jack for Microsoft to win the tech race against Oracle and Amazon Web Services to claim the royal title, the king of database market.