For decades, IT administrators could only run their SQL Server workloads on Windows. However, as of SQL Server 2017, SQL Server is now available to run in the Linux operating system. For IT administrators, this represents an opportunity to run SQL Server workloads on their preferred operating system, save on Windows Server licensing costs, and begin modernizing their application stack with open source technologies, all without drastically altering system architecture or user experience. To help customers who want to run their existing SQL Server workloads on Linux, AWS has introduced the Windows to Linux replatforming assistant for Microsoft SQL Server databases.
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