Can I download SQL Express on Mac computer?

TG-9754 20 Reputation points
2024-03-19T03:56:51.2233333+00:00

Hello,

Can I download SQL Server on my Mac?

Thanks!

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SQL Server
A family of Microsoft relational database management and analysis systems for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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  1. Sherif El-sayed Ahmed Khalaf 95 Reputation points
    2024-03-19T12:59:27.45+00:00

    Yes, you can download SQL Server on your Mac using Docker. Docker allows you to run SQL Server in a container on your Mac. You'll need to install Docker Desktop for Mac first, and then you can pull the SQL Server image from the Docker Hub and run it as a container.

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  1. Olaf Helper 40,656 Reputation points
    2024-03-19T13:02:48.37+00:00

    SQL Server is only supported on x64 processor architecure.

    Supported OS are Windows and Linux.


  2. Nigel M 0 Reputation points
    2024-03-19T15:00:45.79+00:00

    Yes you can. So basically, SQL Server doesn't run directly on macOS so using Docker to run SQL Server in a container would be the best option.

    Nigel,

    Expert from sqlops.com

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  3. TG-9754 20 Reputation points
    2024-03-19T21:41:12.38+00:00

    Thank you all for the quick answers. I will try downloading Docker.

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