Today I had the honor to speak at the SQL Ireland User Group. I covered basics of how to run SQL Server for Linux on Azure, and also some very advance scenarios.
When running is single instance of SQL Server is not enough, and you have always on demand from business, even during a failure. SQL Server Always On availability group to the rescue.
Running a single instance of SQL might not what you want, but it is a start. And you still have Hight Availability.
Running SQL Server for Linux locally is just fine, but what about in Azure?
Docker is fine, when you need to run a handful of containers. But when it comes to running a full cluster, you need another wrapper on top of Docker.
There are several ways to manage Azure. You can use either Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell Commandlets, Azure CLI or Azure API. One of the more common one today (besides) Portal is Azure CLI.
For the latest project I worked on, I decided to test SQL Server 2017 for Linux.
Late 2017 I saw a post by Scott Hanselman on running Linux Containers on Windows (LCOW), without using MobyVM (a full, but headless VM in Hyper-V).
Since the release of .NET Core, it is almost a child's play to run .NET on other platform then Windows. With .NET Core one can officially target Windows, Linux and even macOS. But with docker you can run .NET Core on (almost) anything.
In the beginning of May, we had //build conference. We announced a lot of Open Source projects on Day 1. We also showcased several solutions built on top of OSS.
Azure is the perfect could platform for running Open Source either as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) workloads.
Today I had the honor to speak at the Azure Dublin meetup. I covered basics of why Azure is relevant when running anything other than Microsoft stack.