With Microsoft’s recent release of the first public preview of MS SQL Server running on Linux, I wondered what they would do for high availability. Knowing how tightly coupled AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Clustering is to the Windows operating system I was pretty certain they would not be options and I was correct.
Well, the people over at LinuxClustering.Net answered my question on how to provide high availability failover clusters for MS SQL Server v.Next on Linux with this great Step by Step article.
Not only that, they did it all in Azure which we know can be tricky given some of the network limitations.
I’d be curious to know if you are excited about SQL Server on Linux or if you think it is just a little science experiment. If you are excited, what does SQL Server on Linux bring to the table that open source databases don’t? If you like SQL Server that much why not just run it on Windows?
I’m not being facetious here, I honestly want to know what excites you about SQL Server on Linux. I’m looking forward to your comments.