Research and Markets: Microsoft to Open Its SQL Database Software to Linux

Mar 08, 2016, 13:04 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

A recent report published on Research and Markets expects the enterprise data management market size to grow from $64,789.7 million in 2015 to $105,195.3 million in 2020. According to the report, there is an increased need for management of the voluminous business data that is generated in organizations on a daily basis.

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On Monday, market giant Microsoft announced it will release a new database product that works with the Linux operating system. This is the first time that Microsoft has let SQL Server run on a platform other than Windows. Enterprise software has remained one of Microsoft's most profitable sectors, but they face competition from several free, open-source database options. According to reports, the relational-database market is valued at $33 billion and is forecast to grow 6.6% percent a year on average through 2019.

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella says Windows', for all its success, has never been in high-end computing. But this venture gives it an opportunity to go after a big market it has never participated in. A recent report projected the high performance computer market to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during 2015-2020. It says the emergence of big data has increased the demand for systems that can handle data intensive workload. A similar report on the big data enabled market predicted growth at a rate of 23% by 2020.

Microsoft say the product will likely be available in mid 2017, and invited companies to sign up now for a private private preview of the product on the Ubuntu version of Linux.

For further information on this topic, and a full list of all related documentation, please visit the High Performance Computing section at http://www.researchandmarkets.com/rm/MNIK.

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