Open source on Azure
Customise and run your applications using best-in-class open-source software on Azure.
Innovate faster and more securely with open source on Azure
Attract and retain the best talent and improve teamwork and collaboration. Increase Developer Velocity—driving innovation by empowering developer teams.
Build on a highly secure cloud platform designed to protect your data and business assets. Gain proactive, comprehensive compliance coverage.
Gain the freedom to move your app anywhere. Operate seamlessly and elastically on premises, in hybrid or multi-cloud 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 organisation is just starting to evaluate cloud-based analytics tools or expanding current implementations.
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
Optimise your open source investments on Azure
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. Modernise 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.
Optimise machine learning
Accelerate inference and training with open-source frameworks and ONNX Runtime. Increase productivity with PyTorch on Azure, virtual machines and a serverless hosting environment. Build AI you can trust with responsible machine learning and conversational AI experiences with Bot Framework Composer.
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.
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.
Highly available, fully managed OpenShift clusters on demand, monitored and operated jointly by Microsoft and Red Hat.
Unlock insights from all your data and build artificial intelligence solutions with Azure Databricks.
Automate provisioning and security with Terraform on Azure infrastructure, ensuring your policies are codified, shared, managed, and executed within a consistent workflow.
Scale performance easily and cost-effectively by adding a quick-caching layer to your application architecture with the benefits of a fully managed service.
Streamline enterprise search, health monitoring, and security using a flexible stack deployed on Azure.
Get seamless integration between SUSE Linux and Azure for all your mission-critical cloud applications.
Do more with your applications and data with Cloudera's industry leading platform for machine learning and advanced analytics on Azure.
Start streaming with Confluent cloud on Azure in seconds with scalable clusters and industry standard security features.
Run modern and traditional Linux or Windows apps with enterprise-grade security, support and scale while driving down operational costs and improving efficiency.
Get Azure-optimised kernel and user space components built from the latest releases with enhanced security and compliance features.
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.
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.
See how organisations use open source on Azure for their business success
Daimler embraces the cloud to innovate faster
Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler AG
"We've brought Java, Tomcat, Docker containers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, and many other open-source tools into DevTest Labs, and they all work great."
Bosch increases vehicle safety using precision GPS algorithms and AKS
Christian Jeschke, Product Owner, Bosch
"What we like about AKS is the simplified Kubernetes experience. It's click and deploy, it's click and scale. It's infrastructure as code too, which is quite cool for us."
Lufthansa Technik helps airlines cut costs and increase aircraft reliability with Azure
Johannes Hansen, Senior Director Process Automation and Technology for AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik
"With Microsoft Azure, we get an open and flexible cloud infrastructure that supports our Red Hat ecosystem and helps us deliver superior products to our customers."
Adobe runs its vast open-source application portfolio in Azure
Mike Mellor, Senior Director, Technical Operations, Adobe
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 catalogue of open-source solutions and enterprise apps – certified and optimised to run on Azure.
App development series
Build your skills with self-paced learning and livestream events hosted by technical experts.
Open source at Microsoft Build 2022
Learn about the open-source technologies available on Azure. Watch the May 2022 Microsoft Build session.
Azure Open Source Blog
Stay up to date with the latest news to help you develop flexibly and innovate quickly.
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