Review: SQL Server 2017 adds Python, graph processing and runs on Linux

Integration of Python for data science, graph processing for NoSQL-like functionality, and it runs on Linux as well as Windows. At almost 30 years of age, Microsoft’s flagship database has learned many new tricks.

Today, at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft is announcing the general availability of a new version of its flagship operational database, SQL Server 2017. SQL Server is a product I have worked with for nearly my entire career. I started with version 4.2 for Windows in 1993 and have worked with and carefully reviewed each subsequent release, including this one.

Author: Andrew Brust


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