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SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure

The best Microsoft SQL Server on Azure.

SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure is a premium solution co-engineered by Canonical and Microsoft delivering exceptional performance and stability together with long-term 24/7 combined support and maintenance commitments.

Combining Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS and Microsoft SQL Server 2019, the solution is ideal for small and large-scale enterprise environments alike. Available to launch now on Azure.

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What’s inside SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro?

  • 24/7 support

    Enterprise-grade combined support available via your existing Microsoft support agreement.

  • The right SQL Server for you

    Four flavours of SQL Server 2019 are available - Enterprise, Standard, Web and Developer editions are ready to launch today.

  • FIPS & CC-EAL2 certified

    Officially certified components to enable operating environments under compliance regimes like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and ISO.

  • Screaming fast and optimised

    SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro is optimised for performance and stability, with out of the box support for PMEM-enabled instances where available.

  • Ready for the unexpected

    The solution includes a dedicated Azure high availability fencing agent, for better failover times and greatly improved reliability.


    For companies looking to leverage industry benchmarks for hardening, Ubuntu Pro makes two leading implementation guides available.

  • 10-year lifetime

    Canonical backs SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for up to 10 years, ensuring security updates are available throughout.

  • Retain governance

    You decide how and when patches, updates and other lifecycle actions take place - for full compliance and control.

  • Kernel Livepatch

    Ubuntu kernel updates are regularly issued. With our Livepatch service, kernel patches are delivered immediately, without the need to reboot your VMs.

24/7 supported SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro.
Backed by Canonical and Microsoft.

Introducing SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro part 1

Introduction to patching regimes and high availability clustering for SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro

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Introducing SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro part 2

Anatomy of the performance features of SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro, how to set up AD integration, and running SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro with persistent memory (PMEM) Azure instances.

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Launch a VM with SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure

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SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure datasheet

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