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Would You Run Production SQL Server on Docker?

Wed, Apr 10 2019 17:00 UTC

Would You Run Production SQL Server on Docker?

With the advent of Windows containers and SQL Server on Linux, the options for running SQL Server are growing. Should you run SQL Server on physical machines, virtualised, in the cloud or do you get with the cool kids and run it on docker? We all know that docker is great for dev testing and stateless apps, but would you run your production SQL Server on it? It sounds crazy to run your data tier in ephemeral containers, but I'll discuss the reasons why this might be a good idea if we can figure out the following challenges: Data persistence, Security, High Availability, Licensing Monitoring and Deploying SQL Server updates


James Anderson

James Anderson is a freelance SQL Server guy in Southampton, UK. He has been working with databases since 2008. The first and worst RDBMS he worked with was Paradox. He quickly moved to using T-SQL in SQL Server 2005 and has worked on every version of the product since. His work ranges from stand-alone systems for simple websites to multi terabyte HA environments that support thousands of sites across Europe. Each have their own challenges.

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