Ubuntu Pro: SQL Server instances through Azure

The partnership between the American giant and Canonical continues, once again taking the form of an announcement for Microsoft’s cloud services.

Microsoft Azure customers can launch fully supported instances of SQL Server 2017 or SQL Server 2019 – Web, Standard and Enterprise editions – on Ubuntu Pro 18. 04 LTS and Ubuntu Pro 20. 04 LTS ”specifies the press release.

On the technical side, we learn that “ SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro uses the XFS file system with Direct I / O and Forced Unit Access (FUA) for reliable synchronization with the underlying NVMe SSD storage media ”.

It can also take advantage of persistent memory (Pmem) when offered by the platform. “ SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro 20. 04 LTS supports high availability scenarios through Corosync and Pacemaker, with a specialized Azure Closing Agent ”.

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