Open source on Azure

Run your applications your way while optimising IT costs

Innovate faster and more effectively using open source

Developers collaborate and work together globally

Expand teamwork with broader development teams and communities for more effective development, through a culture of knowledge sharing and contributions. Open source is changing software development globally, as reported by Synopsys, which found open source in nearly 99 per cent of codebases they audited in 2019.1

Organisations gain advantage

Accelerate innovation and attract more development talent using open-source technologies. According to recent research2 conducted in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, HashiCorp, Pivotal Labs and Red Hat, open-source adoption is the biggest differentiator for top-performing organisations – who score 30 per cent higher on innovation and 20 per cent higher on developer satisfaction.

Build on your terms – Azure loves open source

Access a range of Azure services to develop rich solutions, and free yourself to focus on building great experiences, instead of managing your infrastructure. Rest assured that you’re building on a highly secure cloud platform with proactive, comprehensive compliance coverage.

Increase your productivity while working your way. Whether you use Java, Node.js, Python or .NET – Azure supports your choices for the tools, languages and technologies you love and trust.

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

Build, debug, deploy and manage cloud applications faster, with your language and tools of choice. Innovate rapidly by using cloud-native architectures, and ship confidently with an enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform and fully integrated DevOps capabilities.

Access enterprise-ready databases, analytics and machine learning

Focus on building apps, not managing databases, with fully managed open-source databases – including Postgres. Effortlessly process massive amounts of data with Azure HDInsight, an easy, cost-effective service for open-source analytics. Optimise and accelerate machine learning with open-source frameworks.

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.

Create automated workflows with native support for common scenarios – such as containerised 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.

Explore GitHub and Azure

Azure open-source ecosystem

Red Hat

Joint engineering, operations, support, and billing with partners, customers and community

Joint portfolio

Together we build, operate and support services – including integrated identity, security and billing.

Unified code base

The experience will be compatible and consistent, ensuring parity.

Upstream contributions

Microsoft uses upstream projects and contributes features and artifacts for the benefit of the industry – including more than a decade of contributions to the Linux kernel.

In the open, together

We collaborate openly with partners and the community, from our roadmap and feedback loops to coordinated security response.

.NET is open source

Join the .NET community and learn how to contribute to .NET. Our popular, cross-platform development framework went on its own journey to become the huge open-source project that it is today.

.NET Core has ranked no. 1 two years in a row as the most-loved framework on the Stack Overflow developer survey,1 and both .NET and ASP.NET are among the top 30 highest development velocity projects on all of GitHub tracked by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.2

1Stack Overflow: Stack Overflow 2020 Developer Survey

2Cloud Native Computing Foundation: The 30 highest velocity open-source projects

These organisations found success with open source on Azure

Daimler embraces the cloud to innovate faster

"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."

Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler AG

Bosch increases vehicle safety using precision GPS algorithms and AKS

"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."

Christian Jeschke, Product Owner, Bosch

Lufthansa Technik helps airlines cut costs and increase aircraft reliability with Azure

"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."

Johannes Hansen, Senior Director Process Automation and Technology for AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik

Adobe runs its vast open-source application portfolio in Azure

"Because Azure offers extensive polyglot support for languages such as Go, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, and Node.js, our developers can write software in the language of their choice while still having access to the full set of Azure PaaS services. All the open-source services we want are fully supported in Azure."

Mike Mellor, Senior Director, Technical Operations, Adobe

Explore Microsoft open source

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.

Try Azure for free

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