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RDX Selected By Microsoft to be Early Beta Tester for SQL Server on Linux
On March 17th, 2016, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie announced Microsoft's plans to bring SQL Server to the Linux operating system. Guthrie stated that the first port of SQL Server 2016 on Linux will be available in mid-2017. This historic shift in strategy provides RDX’s customers with the flexibility to deploy Microsoft’s premier database platform to their operating system of choice.
RDX understands the important role we play as our customers’ trusted database advisor. Part of this responsibility is to maintain continuous research and evaluation efforts involving leading edge OS, network, database and application technologies to ensure our customers are benefiting from the best-in-class practices and products available.
Microsoft selected RDX to be included in its first group of beta testers for SQL Server on Linux, and we have been working closely with the Microsoft team to help ensure a successful deployment. RDX’s large technical staff allows it to increase operational efficiency by creating specialists in advanced database features. RDX's dedicated Subject Matter Experts to evaluate SQL Server 2016’s Linux deployment in the following critical database disciplines: usability, performance, reliability, availability, backup/recovery, SQL/Database performance and features and functionality.