Will ARM CPU architecture be supported for SQL Server ?

Jakub Janiš 71 Reputation points
2021-11-17T07:12:11.57+00:00

Hello,

I would like to kindly ask if there are any plans for the SQL Server (current or the coming 2022 version) to support the ARM CPU architecture. You know, I think quite many Mac users might be using the SQL Server 2017/2019 docker images for development but as people now switch to the new ARM-based laptops, the existing docker images for the fully-fledged SQL Server just won't work there.
Thank you for any response to this.

Please see also the link to github discussion thread on this topic:
https://github.com/microsoft/mssql-docker/issues/668

With regards,
Jakub J.

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 12,821 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-11-17T09:24:31.58+00:00

    Hi @Jakub Janiš ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    Will ARM CPU architecture be supported for SQL Server ?

    Processor Type
    x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
    You should pay more attention to: Installation of SQL Server is supported on x64 processors only. It is no longer supported on x86 processors.

    Best regards,
    Seeya


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  2. Paul Holmes 6 Reputation points
    2022-02-20T01:24:56.677+00:00

    You install and run ARM64 SQL Server on an M1 Mac using Docker. It’s the SQL Server engine minus a few of the lesser used parts such as memory based tables.

    I have it running, and it’s FAST. As well as using Azure Data Studio on the Mac, I can also connect to it from SSMS on a PC on the same network.

    Here’s how to install. It took me about 10 minutes to install and have it running.

    https://database.guide/how-to-install-sql-server-on-an-m1-mac-arm64/


  3. Olaf Helper 25,906 Reputation points
    2021-11-17T07:26:58.813+00:00