After joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member, Microsoft announced in March 2016 that it would bring SQL Server 2016 to the Linux platform. 8 months later, Microsoft launched the first public preview version, and continue to bring updates and improvements. Today, Microsoft has also made public access to SQL Server 2017 RC1 to Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Docker containers. Up to now, the company launched a total of seven community preview version of SQL Server 2017, the introduction of the map data processing support, adaptive query, advanced analysis for the Python integration and other functional updates.
With the new version of the launch, Microsoft has brought SQL Server 2017 RC1:
● SQL Server integration under Linux Active Directory;
● Secure Transport Layer (TLS) support for encrypted data;
● Machine semester service enhancement;
● SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS);
● SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) on Linux platforms;
● SSIS on Windows Server.
Finally, Microsoft also lists a number of SQL Server 2017 benchmark test results, highlighting the competitiveness of their own software and speed advantage.