Check the full article for details; tangentially, Microsoft—yes, Microsoft—joins the Linux Foundation (Ars Technica) and Google signs on to the .NET Foundation as Samsung brings .NET support to Tizen (TechCrunch)
"Those who wondered what it would be like to run Microsoft SQL Server on Linux now have an answer. Microsoft has released the first public preview of the long-promised product.Microsoft: SQL Server for Linux is the real deal | InfoWorld
Microsoft also wants to make clear this isn’t a “SQL Server Lite” for those satisfied with a reduced feature set. Microsoft has a four-point plan to make this happen."