Open source software on Azure

From Node.js to Ubuntu, bring your favorite open source software tools and technologies to Azure and open up the possibilities.

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Documentation, SDKs, and code samples are open source.

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Azure Marketplace

Azure offers Enterprise-grade support for all popular Linux distributions. Run existing and new business-critical workloads in the cloud with Azure Marketplace.

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OpenShift Container Platform brings application development and IT operations teams together in order to modernize applications, accelerate development processes, and deliver new services faster.

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Ansible Tower by Red Hat helps organizations scale IT automation and manage complex deployments across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Need a mobile backend?

Azure has your mobile backend needs covered with Parse Server. Use the Azure Services Marketplace template and easily deploy a Parse Server with a suite of pre-integrated Azure services. Learn more about the new services now available to you with Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Notification Hubs, and Azure App Service.

Read more about setting up a Parse Server on GitHub

Learn how to manage your Parse dashboard on GitHub

App Service

Building web and mobile apps has never been easier with Azure App Service, which supports Node.js, PHP, Python, and Java.

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Get started with Docker on Azure

Want to learn or brush up on a new technology? Give Docker a try—we have the tools to help you out.


Discover how to make the most of open source software with informational videos on Docker, HDInsight, and more.

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team announces the NEW release of Debian image in our Marketplace as well as walking us through…

Azure Container Service is a new service that provides a managed cluster of Docker hosts on which you can deploy your applications. This short video shows how a developer m…

This video shows you how to use HDInsight sample gallery to run an Apache Hive job on a HDInsight cluster. The Hive job is used to analyze Twitter trend.

Code samples

Why wait? Give Azure a try using ready-to-go code samples for Node.js, PHP, and Java.

Open source software case studies

How Siemens uses Node.js, MongoDb, Linux and more their technologies on Azure.

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Canadian open source developer Zilyo builds a thriving business from the cloud.

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Equafy and Azure enable a cross-browser testing platform to start and scale in seconds.

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In Costa Rican earthquake aftermath, Teletica and Azure provide a fast, scalable, interoperable solution for web traffic surge.

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