Microsoft now ships Python with SQL Server

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Sat Apr 22 08:05:06 EDT 2017


We are excited to share the preview release of in-database analytics and
machine learning with Python in SQL Server. Python is one of the most
popular languages for data science and has a rich ecosystem of powerful

Starting with the CTP 2.0 release of SQL Server 2017, you can now bring
Python-based intelligence to your data in SQL Server.

The addition of Python builds on the foundation laid for R Services in SQL
Server 2016 and extends that mechanism to include Python support for
in-database analytics and machine learning. We are renaming R Services to
Machine Learning Services, and R and Python are two options under this


“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.

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