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Sybase ASE SBE Upgrade Path

By | Blog, Database Technology Trends, SAP ASE, SAP Sybase, Sybase
Sybase ASE SBE is the entry level ASE server from SAP comparable to the standard editions of Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. For limited use or internal applications, its limitation of 256 concurrent connections and hard limit to physical CPU chips are not a problem. But the limitations to 2 CPU CPU sockets makes it nearly impossible to find hardware these days or migrating a physical server to a virtual environment. SAP replaced the ASE SBE server a few years ago with its new ASE Edge Edition server. This is actually a fully functional ASE Enterprise server only limited to a max of 8 cores and it runs on virtual servers. You could just go ahead and purchase a license to the new ASE Edge Edition to overcome the limitations, but what does this mean if you already invested into the ASE SBE server? Good News SAP will now allow legacy Sybase SBE customers to get conversion credit for existing licenses. That credit can then be used to acquire ASE Edge licenses and execute the new license transaction on SAP paper. You will also get a prorated rebate for any maintenance paid that will be applied to any new maintenance (more…)
SAP ASE Always-On

SAP ASE Always-On Replication / Combining HA and DR – Best of both worlds

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The recent introduction of SAP’s Always-On HADR solution, (licensed) feature of Adaptive Server Enterprise, will have former Sybase clients thinking, “why did we ever toss Sybase in favor of brand X?” After all, Wall Street was built upon the speed and reliability of Sybase software. No other product came close to its dataserver, replication server, and client/server ground-breaking technology.  ASE and Replication Servers still play an integral part in our data services, especially with regard to speed, data integrity, and heterogeneous capability. I’ve been working with these two products for over 20 years from Replication Server 11.0.2 (when I used to pull my hair out) to the most recent 15.7.1 SP305. Now, in the post-Sybase era, the ASE/RS tag team has been given a fresh tank of oxygen and continues to thrive in the marketplace. Through the introduction of practical, user-desired features incorporated by SAP, Always-On HADR continues to be a cost-effective, reliable, robust solution for many clients planning or upgrading an OLTP, HA, or DR environment.SAP ASE Always-On HADR option Dobler Consulting has performed extensive evaluation and testing on the SAP Always-On HADR feature.   SAP ASE Always-On HADR Option Dobler Consulting has performed extensive evaluation and testing (more…)