SQL Server 2017 on Linux boosts efficiency for analytics firm

Microsoft has doubled down on its love for open source by bringing SQL Server 2017 to Linux, and it seems this support can help lighten the load for enterprises that already have in-house Linux expertise but also a need for SQL’s functionality.

While it’s not available until later this year, an early adopter has found a significant upside to the new support for Linux.

dv01, a software firm that makes a reporting and analytics platform to give financial institutions insight into consumer lending, has jumped the line and is running SQL Server 2017 on Linux rather than Windows for some of its workloads.

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Network World Tim Greene