Oracle to Sybase Database Migration Tips

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One of the most important parts of database migration is having a full understanding of the current systems and the business applications that they support. Without this fundamental knowledge, you will not only run the risk of missing key components in the system, but you will also not be able to strategically improve the performance of the database. Read More

SAP IQ 16.0 – How To Tutorials

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SAP IQ 16.0 is yet another milestone in the evolution of SAP’s analytical engine that originated from Sybase IQ. SAP created entire series of how to tutorials on SAP IQ. They reach from 15.4 to 16.0 and also include SCC 3.3.

Below are a list of YouTube videos, created by SAP engineers to bring you behind the scenes of SAP IQ.

There is a total of over 30 videos available.

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Sybase IQ Versioning and Locks

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In Sybase IQ no two users can modify data in the same table at the same time. When you try to do this you will get an error in your application, as well as in the IQ message file. In IQ you can also run into problems when your transaction tries to modify something but hits an object or data that has been created after you started your transaction. Confusing? Read on and you will understand. Read More

Reverse Engineer Sybase IQ dbspaces Without an ER Tool!

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For Sybase IQ it is sometimes handy to reverse engineer the statements that were used to create the various IQ dbspaces. You can do this with Power Designer but not everybody has access to the tool.

Below you will find a script that does a basic attempt to reverse engineer the statements for the “create database” and “create dbspace” commands. The script is not complete with regard to all the possible options for these statements. Feel free to make adjustments or mail the author when you miss something.

NB: Written specifically for IQ 15 !

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Sybase IQ Multiplex Nodes and Server Overview

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IQ_SYSTEM_MAIN, IQ_SHARED_TEMP, and IQ user main dbspaces are shared by all multiplex servers, and all servers need access to the same physical file. Data managed by SQL Anywhere is not shared. Each node requires a separate copy of such data.  Each server has its own set of files in IQ_SYSTEM_TEMP and IQ_SYSTEM_MSG. Read More

Sybase IQ Index Tips and Tricks

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Parallel = the holy grail of speed! Sometimes, but in this case it does.

Why on Earth does IQ only allow you to create indexes with parallel option? Ask Sybase!

CREATE  HG index idx_1_HG ON <table> (column_1);
CREATE LF index idx_2_LF ON <table> (column_2);
CREATE HG index idx_3_HG ON <table> (column_3);
...... on and on
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Creating Sybase IQ Connections to Sybase ASE to Import Data

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These Examples assume your using Linux (2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 GNU/Linux) and Sybase IQ 15.4

Sybase IQ can create CIS connections to ASE, for example to access ASE data through an Sybase IQ-to-ASE proxy table.
This can be done in two ways: through JDBC and ODBC. JDBC is easier to set up, but ODBC tends to be significantly faster. In addition, the JDBC connectivity class has been deprecated (If you try to use CLASS ‘asejdbc’, You will receive a message box error via ISQL “asejdbc has been deprecated”)   in Sybase IQ 15.4 on Linux. Read More

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