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Data Connect: SAP Renews Commitment To Sybase

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Last Quarter – I published a newsletter announcing the End of Mainstream Maintenance for Sybase ASE 16 and Sybase Replication Server 16 by December 31st, 2025 and for Sybase IQ 16 by December 31st, 2024. Furthermore, there was no successor release listed in the SAP internal release schedule, this left room for all kinds of speculations and assumptions that caught the attention of SAP. Their initial response with the explanation were semantic differences between End of Mainstream Maintenance and End of Life Support, although valid, did little to calm the anxiety.

Last Month – SAP hosted an event in Washington DC to officially announce a Roadmap for Sybase ASE and Sybase Replication Server. This was a well-received communication and step forward in instilling confidence with the install base. Unfortunately, the way SAP publishes Roadmaps forced the documents to fall off the top placements and are difficult to find. I made it easy for you. Download the Roadmaps here.


Sybase ASE Roadmap

Sybase Replication Server Roadmap


Last Week – I had a face-to-face meeting with the global SAP Leadership for database and technology. In my estimate, this was the best meeting in regards to Sybase in years. SAP is 100% committed in the Sybase product line. With the separation of compute and storage in SAP HANA, even Sybase IQ has a new lease of life as the storage backend to HANA. There are also discussions around a potential subscription licensing model for Sybase ASE.

Going Forward – SAP’s main focus for the Sybase product line is the migration to the cloud. However, in order to move Sybase to the cloud, an upgrade to Sybase ASE 16 is mandatory. If you’re unsure what that means, download our white paper/case study on a large-scale Sybase ASE 16 upgrade from ASE 12.5. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding upgrading Sybase.


Sybase 16 Upgrade Case Study


I am working closely with the leadership team and I will update my subscribers as soon as I have any news to share. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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Peter Dobler

Founder & CEO

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Attention Sybase Users

End of Mainstream Support for Sybase ASE 15.7 in 2020


With the end of support for Sybase ASE 15.7 fast approaching, it is paramount that you evaluate your situation.

If you have an older Sybase version and are looking for an alternative to migrating to HANA or another database, you owe it to yourself to read this case study and consider upgrading to ASE16.

Click here for the Sybase ASE 16 upgrade case study


End of Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 in July


End of Support is looming for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and also Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. If you haven’t planned for it, now is the time to upgrade or transform your current version of SQL Server.

We have you covered with a blog post that we published a while ago. However, it is more valuable than ever. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Blog Post:  7 Valuable Tips For Upgrading Your Microsoft SQL Server


Oracle 19C Available on Linux!

If you are a fan of open source operating systems, you’re not alone. These robust systems are gaining popularity as the era of proprietary restriction putters to a close. These resources have a lot going for them, from high compatibility to high security and flexibility. Industry leading database providers are taking notice and incorporating Linux compatibility into their products. Now Oracle has announced the exciting news that their Oracle 19c database is available on Linux, one of the most well-known open source operating systems. This opens up an exciting host of possibilities and brings the Oracle database to a whole new client base.

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