Open sourcing the Java language extension for SQL Server


With over 20 years of existence, Java is still one of the most popular programming languages and is used in many enterprise applications.

In SQL Server 2019, we added a Java language extension, which enables secure execution of Java programs in the context of a SQL Server query. This enables a wide range of scenarios such as performing advanced text and data preparation tasks, reaching out to external APIs to get data and also training machine learning models and model scoring.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are open sourcing the Java language extension for SQL Server on GitHub.

This extension is