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Open source on Azure

Customize and run your applications using best-in-class open-source software on Azure.

Innovate faster and more securely with open source on Azure

Enhance collaboration

Attract and retain the best talent and improve teamwork and collaboration. Increase Developer Velocity—driving innovation by empowering developer teams.

Strengthen security

Build on a highly secure cloud platform designed to protect your data and business assets. Gain proactive, comprehensive compliance coverage.

Develop flexibly

Gain the freedom to move your app anywhere. Operate seamlessly and elastically, on-premises, in hybrid or multicloud environments, or at the edge.

Azure—the cloud powering the space race

"Thanks to the power of open source, the compute capability provided by the HPE Spaceborne Computer-2, and the scalability of Azure, we are empowering developers to build for space at a speed that's out of this world."

—Kevin Mack, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Increase Developer Velocity with open source on Azure

"Being able to leverage open-source tools also allows us to operate faster and helps us get back to where we really need to be—and that is solving problems."

—Zack Fuller, PPL Back-End Infrastructure and Security, StopWatch

Explore architecting solutions on Azure


Automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications with Kubernetes.


Explore both traditional and relational database management systems and big data solutions.


Build, test, and deploy any application—either to the cloud or on premises—to continuously deliver value to end users with Azure DevOps.


See analytics options—whether your organization is just starting to evaluate cloud-based analytics tools or expanding current implementations.

Machine learning

Learn to train and deploy models as well as manage the machine learning lifecycle with Azure Machine Learning resources including tutorials, code examples, and API references.

From the Microsoft Open Source Blog

Optimize your open source investments on Azure

  • Linux

    Get a native Linux experience for every workload

    Manage your workloads securely and conveniently on Linux—the fastest growing platform on Azure, spanning Linux compute, containers, data, managed services and software as a service solutions. Take advantage of built-in identity, security, management and hybrid capabilities.

  • Gain flexibility of choice for modern app development

    Innovate rapidly using cloud-native architectures. Modernize apps faster with a fully managed Kubernetes service. Build apps without provisioning and managing infrastructure using Azure Functions. Combine fully integrated DevOps capabilities and microservices to increase agility.

Automate code-to-cloud workflows with GitHub and Azure

  • Build, test, and deploy the code from your GitHub repository to Azure to create reliable and more secure applications faster—and distribute them globally.
  • Save time by automating the release pipeline through continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).
  • Create automated workflows with native support for common scenarios—such as containerized applications on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), websites on Azure App Service, relational data on Azure SQL Database, or event-driven applications on Azure Functions—all with GitHub Actions for Azure.
A workflow checklist

Azure open source ecosystem

Experience seamless identity, security, and billing experience services—built, operated, and supported through a unified code base—made possible by engineering-centric Azure partners and their commitment to open source.

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Highly available, fully managed OpenShift clusters on demand, monitored and operated jointly by Microsoft and Red Hat.

Case studies
Lufthansa Technik

Create an Azure Red Hat OpenShift 4 cluster
Connect to an Azure Red Hat OpenShift 4 cluster

On GitHub
Red Hat


Automate provisioning and security with Terraform on Azure infrastructure, ensuring your policies are codified, shared, managed, and executed within a consistent workflow.

Case studies



Get Started: Configure Terraform in Azure Cloud Shell with Bash

Configure a Linux VM with infrastructure in Azure using Terraform

On GitHub



Redis Labs

Scale performance easily and cost-effectively by adding a quick-caching layer to your application architecture with the benefits of a fully managed service.

Case studies


The Jotun Group


Quickstart: Create a Redis Enterprise cache

On GitHub


Redis Python Client

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Streamline enterprise search, health monitoring, and security using a flexible stack deployed on Azure.


How to deploy and manage Elastic on Azure

On GitHub


Free and Open, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine


Get seamless integration between SUSE Linux and Azure for all your mission-critical cloud applications.

Case studies




Getting Started with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Microsoft Azure

SUSE Studio: Windows Azure Integration

On GitHub


Authorization service and frontend for Docker registry


Do more with your applications and data with Cloudera's industry leading platform for machine learning and advanced analytics on Azure.

Case studies

Rockwell Automation

Lufthansa Technik


Create your Private Data Warehousing Environment Using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Building a Machine Learning Application

On GitHub


Interact with Apache Spark from anywhere with open-source REST interface Livy


Run modern and traditional Linux or Windows apps with enterprise-grade security, support and scale while driving down operational costs and improving efficiency.

Case studies


Impact Observatory


Shortening the developer commute with Docker and Azure

How To Deploy Containers to Azure ACI using Docker CLI

On GitHub


Define and run multi-container applications


Get Azure-optimized kernel and user space components built from the latest releases with enhanced security and compliance features.

Case studies

Amesite Inc


Quickstart: Create a Linux virtual machine in the Azure portal

Prepare an Ubuntu virtual machine for Azure

On GitHub


Official upstream for cloud-init: cloud instance initialization


Support transactions, search, analytics, and mobile use cases for business-wide strategic initiatives and important applications using a common query interface and a common data model.

Case studies

Lufthansa Technik


How to Run MongoDB on Azure

On GitHub


The MongoDB Database

Developers share their experiences using open source on Azure

Learn why developers around the world trust Azure to help them solve their important challenges and build with confidence. To hear from more developers, visit Developer Stories.

Continue learning with these open source resources

Explore open source on Microsoft

Discover projects and communities, access tools and read blogs about Microsoft and open source.

Advance your career with hands-on training

Build your open-source technical skills with step-by-step guidance.

Discover, try, and deploy open-source solutions

Explore a rich catalog of open-source solutions and enterprise apps—certified and optimized to run on Azure.

App development series

Build your skills with self-paced learning and livestream events hosted by technical experts.

Azure Open Source Blog

Stay up to date with the latest news to help you develop flexibly and innovate quickly.

Try Azure for free

Get popular services free for 12 months and 55+ other services free always—plus USD$200 credit to use in your first 30 days.

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