"Maybe I'm a complete loner here, but I was tickled pink to
learn that Sybase, my former employer, had released a free version
of their flagship product, Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), for
Linux. The free version is called ASE Express.
"After I downloaded it to test it out, I realized that many
people who use PostgreSQL or MySQL probably don't think about
database software with the mindset that ASE was created in. It's
also glaringly obvious to anyone who has given ASE Express a shot
that the Quickstart documentation falls far short of what users
need to do anything productive with it (and links to the other docs
are broken at time of writing). So let's go over some of the finer
points that will get you to the point where there is useful
documentation available to take you the rest of the way..."