Microsoft has announced that it is bringing SQL Server to Linux. This is a move that will mean that different platforms will be able to connect more consistently between Windows Server and Linux. Linux is the most popular open source operating system and a number of business use Linux based servers.
SQL Server 2016 has been improved in a range of ways. Security encryption as been enhanced to allow data to be encrypted when still, in motion and in memory. Data warehousing performance as been improved. Employees will have Business Intelligence (BI) on whatever device they use (iOS, Android and Windows). New R support will allow customers to perform predictive analytics on operational and analytic data in real time. Cloud capabilities have been improved that allow customers to use hybrid architectures to partition data workloads whether they’re in the workplace or accessing information via the cloud.