Steve Jones - SSC Editor (2/23/2016)
Eric M Russell (2/23/2016)
Assuming you could load GB of disk storage, GB of RAM, Windows, and SQL Server, a Raspberry PI would be severely under powered for even single user testing purposes. If what you want is an isolated sandbox, then consider running a VM like VirtualBox or VMware on your work / home PC.
This is if you need the Raspberry to be the host.
As a test box, it could be a client, with queries or simulating load. In that case, it would be an interesting use, with multiple Raspberry PIs.
If we're talking about using Raspberry PI as a client, then there are a handful of options for Linux or Andoroid.
Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Linux
".. FreeTDS is a set of libraries for Unix and Linux that allows your programs to natively talk to Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases .."
".. jTDS is an open source 100% pure Java (type 4) JDBC 3.0 driver for Microsoft SQL Server .."
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