In two articles we shall use Toad for SQL Server with SQL Server 2017 Linux with Amazon ECS on Fargate. SQL Server 2017 is supported on Linux, which is a first, because previously a SQL Server Linux distribution was not available. Another first is that SQL Server 2017 Linux distribution (and Windows distribution) is supported on Docker; a Docker image is available. Besides the features that are also supported by some of the earlier editions, SQL Server 2017 provides additional performance features, such as Adaptive Query Processing. SQL Server 2017 is a Stretch database, a feature that was introduced in SQL Server 2016. A Stretch database migrates “cold data” to Azure cloud. SQL Server 2017 is the only edition that supports graph data processing.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.toadworld.com/using-toad-for-sql-server-with-aws-fargate-1