LinuxWorld: A developer’s introduction to Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio

“Sybase is one of the grand old names of SQL DBMS. In fact,
Microsoft’s SQL server began its existence as a DOS/Windows port of
the Sybase product. The two companies have since parted ways, and
Sybase has been a Unix stalwart ever since. The company continued
to focus on Unix even in 1997 and 1998, when the orthodoxy among
DBMS and other enterprise vendors was that Unix was dying and NT
was taking its place. As a result, it was not out of character when
Sybase released a Linux port of its flagship enterprise server, ASE
(Adaptive Server Enterprise), during 1998’s exciting flurry of DBMS
ports to Linux. Sybase’s commitment to the Linux community was
evidenced by the plethora of ASE evaluation packages which were
bundled with Red Hat, Caldera, and SuSE, and the availability of
freely downloadable copies of ASE from multiple sites.”

“Sybase has just released version 6.0.3 of SQL Anywhere Studio
(SAS), an integrated bundling of its ASE and tools. Version 6.0.3
finally adds Red Hat 6.0 compatibility. Right now, Red Hat 5.x
and 6.x are the only supported platforms, but Sybase claims to be
working with Caldera OpenLinux and SuSE to support those
distributions officially as well.

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