[dba-SQLServer] SQL Server 2016 Express Edition in Windows containers

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Thu Oct 27 17:31:47 CDT 2016

Hi Gustav:

Ignore all the following if you already know this. RedHat and Connical are the companies that are being paid to build a Container system that will function within the Microsoft environment...it has been a staple in Linux since 2000. Docker is just the Linux company that built the first simple user interface...before that assembly was done at the command prompt. CoreOS, is a specialty Linux distro which allows clusters of containers to be deployed across the internet. 

Correct me if I am wrong but aren't Microsoft containers being deployed via the Hyper-V server? 

If the ExpressSQL has been Containerized it means that it should be able to be deployed across all platforms, not have to be installed as traditionally done, not be as resource intensive as being within a VD and should be able to connect to any database via standard protocols. I look forward to hearing more details.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gustav Brock" <gustav at cactus.dk>
To: "Discussion concerning MS SQL Server" databaseadvisors.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:25:08 PM
Subject: [dba-SQLServer] SQL Server 2016 Express Edition in Windows containers

Hi all

This has been announced:


I must admit that, though I have heard of Docker, I've never heard of "Windows Container feature enabled".

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