I have always grumbled about that fact that SQL Anywhere doesn't get the focus I think it deserves in Sybase media: ISUG, ISUG Journal, webcasts, emails I receive from Sybase, etc.
But in the last 2 months it seems SQL Anywhere has dropped from "minimal" to "non-existent" in the stuff I receive.
Is anyone else concerned that Sybase has forgotten about SQL Anywhere entirely? Will it fade into oblivion at SAP/Sybase?
SQL Anywhere is still a very active project at Sybase/SAP and we're already working on several new projects for the next major release (codename Nagano).
Note that SQL Anywhere is used in several of the other Sybase products but by its very nature (as being an embedded database requiring little to no administration) you are likely not made aware of this.
Chris Kleisath has blogged here and here (and several other places) about the fact that SQL Anywhere is an invisible database and this makes it difficult to let people aware of just how many places it is used because, well, you just don't see it.
answered 05 Aug '10, 22:26