Microsoft is offering a limited-time 30 percent off on SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server through June 30, 2018 to qualifying customers announced on Thursday.
SQL Server 2017 was rolled out as general availability on both Linux and Windows in early October 2017. Since then, a tremendous growth in adoption i.e. [a ~ 5 million Docker pulls for SQL Server 2017 on Linux] was seen. SQL Server 2017 runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and Ubuntu. It can also be used as a Docker image on Docker Engine on Linux or Docker for Windows/Mac.
Stepping forward, Microsoft with SUSE now offers customers both on-premises and Azure some most cost-effective way to adopt SQL Server 2017 on Linux. Combining SQL database with Enterprise Linux OS supporting Persistent Memory results in a high-performance workloads that turbo-charge your analytics performance, stated Microsoft.
HPE’s new world record 1TB TPC-H benchmark result showcases the first enterprise-class “diskless database” leveraging persistent memory and the ability to deliver > 5x performance on analytic queries directly against storage at up to 50 percent of the cost.
This limited time pricing offer will benefit customers in upgrades and migrations as well, since SUSE is giving a self-service promotional code with a 100% discount on software cost of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12SP3, including free patches and maintenance for 1 year.
In addition, qualified customers can also avail up to 100% discount on 24×7 or 12×5 phone support by working with a SUSE sales rep.
The offfer can be avaiedl through the SUSE’s self-service portal.
Also, discounted SQL Server Licenses are now available from Microsoft with up to 30 percent off on a SQL Server 2017 through an annual subscription. Users must contact a Microsoft account rep or Microsoft partner to avail this deal.
The deal applies to Enterprise Agreement (Enterprise Enrollment, Server & cloud Enrollment) and/or Enterprise Agreement Subscription Enrollment. Customers can get Microsoft backed security and support on enterprise features for their Linux workloads.
SQL Server 2017 comes in several editions, like Enterprise, Standard, Developer, Web and Express.
For more details on this joint offer, you can rerfer to the brochure embedded below:
Or, learn more about this offer plus how SQL Server and SUSE work together for performance and reliability at low TCO here and the video bleow.