What's new for SQL Server 2017 on Linux

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) - Linux

This article describes the major features and services available for SQL Server 2017 running on Linux.

Note

In addition to these capabilities in this article, cumulative updates are released at regular intervals. These cumulative updates provide many improvements and fixes. For detailed information about the latest CU release, see https://aka.ms/sql2017cu. For package downloads and known issues, see the Release notes.

Ubuntu 18.04 supported

Starting with SQL Server 2017 CU20, Ubuntu 18.04 is now supported. Check out our Quickstart on Installing SQL Server and creating a database on Ubuntu.

RHEL 8 supported

Starting with SQL Server 2017 CU20, RHEL 8 is now supported. Check out our Quickstart on Installing SQL Server and creating a database on Red Hat.

SQL Server Database Engine

SQL Server Agent

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Other improvements

Next steps

To install SQL Server on Linux, use one of the following tutorials:

For answers to frequently asked questions, see the SQL Server on Linux FAQ. To see other improvements introduced in SQL Server 2017, see What's New in SQL Server 2017.

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