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Introducing: SAP ASE Edge Edition (8 Core) – Retiring Sybase ASE SBE

By February 16, 2015 4 Comments

This might be the biggest announcement from you never heard of. After dropping the name from its product names last year, SAP is quietly reshaping its platform offerings. And I mean this in a good way.

Under the Sybase name there were 2 ASE products; Sybase ASE Enterprise Edition (EE) and Small (SBE). The Sybase ASE EE product was and still is the flagship and the most commonly known edition of Sybase. But it came with a hefty price ticket. To offer a Sybase ASE to the , Sybase created ASE SBE, limited to 2 CPU sockets and 8 engines on a physical server, at a very low price.

Update 2017: SAP increased the CPU limit from 4 to 8 core.

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  • Correction: There are actually 3 ASE products. SAP ASE Enterprise Edition, SAP ASE Edge Edition and SAP ASE Cluster Edition, which has seen a lot of new development and announcements.

  • Please call us if you need additional licenses for Sybase ASE SBE. It is not EOL yet. But new installations will be on SAP ASE Edge Edition.

  • Bee Chan says:

    Is there a migration path from edge to enterprise?

  • Yes, it is simply a license upgrade. The Edge limitations are enforced through the license key. The software itself is full Enterprise ASE. You notice a difference in functionality when you apply the license key after you we running within the 30 day grace period.

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