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(formerly Sybase ASE)

Optimize workload | Improved performance and scalability | Flexible Deployment and Cloud ready even with AWS

With SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise previously named Sybase ASE, modernize and accelerate your transactional applications on premise and in the cloud.

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A Proven Solution

  • More than 30000 global customers use SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise in Highly demanding mission critical environments

High Performance

  • Unlimited scalability and compression of enterprise-class throughput


  • Adaptive Server Enterprise ensures data is securly deployed whenever and whererver you need it with is unique design

Low total cost of ownership

  • ASE licensing adapts to your organization's needs with flexible options


2 Packages to adapt to your organization needs

SAP ASE, platform edition

Secure deployment flexibility by incorporating SAP ASE, SAP IQ, and SAP Replication Server in one licensing model.

SAP ASE, Edge edition, advanced version

Enable solutions for smaller database deployments and applications with a limitation of eight cores

Try SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise

  • Free for use in any non-production environment
  • Unlimited engines, memory, users, and database size
  • Runs on Linux and Windows
  • Includes SAP ASE options
  • 90-day evaluation period

SAP ASE History

1987 – Sybase Corporation launches its first relational database management system originally only for Unix under the name Sybase SQL Server.

1988 - Sybase brings SQL Server for OS/2 for the PC co-developed with Microsoft and Ashton-Tate. Once ported to Windows NT this version was marketed by Sybase and Microsoft until version 4.2.1

1992 – Sybase releases SQL Server 4.2 with internationalization and localization options and support for symmetric multiprocessing systems.

1993 – End of the partnership between Microsoft and Sybase. Each company continues to develop its own version of SQL Server. This same year, Sybase releases Sybase SQL Server 10.0.

1995 – Sybase SQL Server 11.0.

1996 – Starting with version 11.5 Sybase database renames Sybase SQL Server to Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise. This version of Sybase Database brings some major improvements such as asynchronous prefetch, case expression in sql, the possibility to use a descending index. For his part the Logical Process Manager allows prioritization by assigning execution attributes and engine affinity.

1998 – Sybase ASE 11.9.2 supports for data pages locking, data rows (row-level locking), distributed joins and improved SMP performance, creation of Indexes in descending order on a column, readpast concurrency option and repeatable read transaction isolation were added. A lock timeout option and task-to-engine affinity were added, query optimization is now delayed until a cursor is opened and the values of the variables are known.

1999 – Sybase ASE 12.0. This version adds support for Java, high availability, distributed transaction management, merge joins, additional cache partitions.

2001 – Sybase ASE 12.5. This version provides dynamic memory allocation, EJB container, support for XML, SSL and LDAP. Compressed backups, unichar UTF-16 support and multiple logical page sizes 2K, 4K, 8K, or 16K.

2005 – Sybase ASE 15.0 offers partition of table rows in a database across individual disk devices, "virtual columns". Many static parameters become dynamic to improve performance and reduce downtime.

2010 – Sybase ASE 15.5. In-Memory and Relaxed-Durability Databases, Distributed transaction management in the shared-disk cluster, faster compression for backups as well as Backup Server Support for the IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager.

In July, Sybase became a subsidiary of SAP America.

2011 – Sybase ASE 15.7 is the last version released under Sybase name.

2014 – SAP ASE 16 is the first version of Adaptive Server Enterprise commercialized under SAP Brand. It includes support for partition locking, CIS Support for HANA, …

The latest version of SAP ASE is version SAP ASE16.0 SP03 PL07 released on June 2019.