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Open source on Azure

Run your applications your way while optimizing IT costs

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.

Organizations that adopt open-source technologies score:1


higher on innovation


higher on developer satisfaction

1McKinsey & Company: Driving business outcomes through Developer Velocity 2020 and McKinsey Developer Velocity Survey, Expert Interview

Build and run on your terms—in any environment

Develop in your favorite languages and frameworks.

Simplify app development with fully managed open-source databases and APIs

Optimize 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. 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.

Access enterprise-ready databases and analytics

Focus on building apps, not managing databases, with fully managed open-source databases. Effortlessly process massive amounts of data with Azure HDInsight, an easy, cost-effective service for open-source analytics.

Optimize 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.

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Azure open-source ecosystem

Our partners are engineering-centric and committed to open source—and we focus on building, operating, and supporting services through a unified code base. Together, we create a seamless experience across identity, security, and billing.

Red Hat
Redis Labs

.NET is cross-platform and open source

Take advantage of a modern, open-source development platform for building many types of apps across operating systems and devices—with optimal performance.

Explore a vibrant community

Learn how .NET became the successful open-source project it is today, with more than 5 million active developers every month.

Discover .NET

Build on the most-loved framework

.NET ranked as the #1 most-loved framework on the Stack Overflow Developer Survey in both 2019 and 2020.

Contribute to open-source projects

.NET consistently ranks among the top 30 most active open-source projects since 2017, as tracked by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Discover how .NET is built for performance

With performance improvements made possible by open-source contributors, .NET is more than 10x faster than Node.js, as benchmarked by TechEmpower.

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.

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

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These organizations 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 Azure Kubernetes Service

"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

Continue learning with these open-source resources

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 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.

Featured video

Learn about the open-source technologies available on Azure. Watch the May 2021 Microsoft Build session.

Azure open-source blog

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