SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Review

An easy to learn and use solution for storing data


What is most valuable?

  • Price
  • Stability
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to learn
  • Powerful SQL
  • Transact-SQL
  • Query optimizer

How has it helped my organization?

Cheaper, sufficient solution to store data, 400GB.

What needs improvement?

Better promotion. Sybase seems little known. I noticed it on DB websites.

For how long have I used the solution?

18 years, with the last four years using it at intervals (app changes and administration).

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

After version 12.0, there have been no issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, but I am a developer.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It is sufficient for me. As for our customers, it is okay.

Technical Support:

It is okay.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used DB2 on AS400. It was great. I switched due to an employer switch.

How was the initial setup?

Installation and setup is straightforward above version 12.x. Learn usage, too.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Developers would not dealing with licenses when doing install and using it. Simply install and use.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Decision was made by the project leaders.

What other advice do I have?

Sufficient, robust, power DB. Oracle is more powerful, complex, and expensive, with a different philosophy on batch and SQL and has broader usage of functions.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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