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SQL Server 2019 on-premises

Build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid data platform for demanding workloads. Get started with a 180-day free trial of SQL Server 2019 on Windows.

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SQL Server 2019 on Azure

Get started on Azure SQL, the family of SQL cloud databases that provide flexible options for application migration, modernization, and development. Built on the same SQL Server engine, easily rehost onto SQL Server 2019 on Azure Virtual Machines using preconfigured images on Linux and Windows, or modernize on the latest SQL Server version with fully-managed Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance. Take advantage of unique built-in security and manageability to automate tasks like patching and backups, and save with Azure Hybrid Benefit by reusing your existing on-premises licenses.

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Install SQL Server 2019 on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers

Microsoft Windows

Windows

Run SQL Server on Windows or as a Virtual Machine in Azure

Microsoft Windows

Run SQL Server on Windows or as a Virtual Machine in Azure

Docker

Docker

Run SQL Server 2019 container image with Docker

Windows

Azure

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