SAP Dropped the Sybase Name

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Note: Before you get all bend out of shape, please read this post "Relax: Legacy Sybase is Alive and Kicking". I wrote it in response to the plentiful feedback I got for the post below.

In case you have not noticed it, SAP dropped the Sybase name as of January 1st 2014. This was a long anticipated move, but for us long-time Sybase guys it is still a bitter pill to swallow. The Sybase name has been around for over 30 years and now it is gone. Back in the nineties Sybase lost the SQL Server name to Microsoft and had to rename its flagship database to Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE). We all hated it, now it looks like that's all that we have left.

After SAP bought Sybase the naming changed from Sybase to SAP Sybase. At least Sybase was still part of the name.

The new naming looks like this:

Old New
SAP Sybase Replication Server SAP Replication Server
SAP Sybase PowerDesigner SAP PowerDesigner
SAP Sybase PowerBuilder SAP PowerBuilder

At least the familiar product names have been preserved and "only" the brand name Sybase got chopped.

While I'm on this topic, did you know that this year is the first year of the ISUG-TECH Annual Conference in Atlanta, April 14-17? Let me decode this for you; ISUG-TECH stands for International SAP User Group - Technology. Still no clue? It used to be International Sybase User Group. Maybe now it clicks. This is the rebirth of TechWave. The ISUG-TECH Conference has hundreds of hours of content packed in an exciting setting at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta. Besides the content, there are two workshop days before and after the conference. Best of all, it is a very affordable conference and the Hilton offers rock bottom hotel room rates.

Still not convinced?

As a bonus, Dobler Consulting is offering a steep discount. All you need to do is to contact us at 813 322 3240 or send an email to

Here's the ISUG-TECH Conference website again:

See you in Atlanta!