Open-source software on Azure

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

We’re open on GitHub

Documentation, SDKs and code samples are open-source.

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Azure Marketplace

The choice is yours on Azure Virtual Machines. Azure Marketplace supports your favourite Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE.

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Need a mobile back-end?

Azure has your mobile back-end 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 DocumentDB, 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 about 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 of 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 the Costa Rican earthquake aftermath, Teletica and Azure provide a fast, scalable, interoperable solution for web traffic surge.

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