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On a scale of -10 to 10, please give a ranking, where...

10 means "It's wonderful! My sales rep bought me a pony!"

0 means "I haven't noticed anything different."

-10 means "We're doomed! It's Daimler Chrysler all over again!"

...and explain your choice.

asked 03 Oct '10, 05:33

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Breck Carter
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edited 04 Oct '10, 09:03

...and if you don't know what "SAP Sybase" means, just vote zero. Thanks!

(03 Oct '10, 05:35) Breck Carter

For me a 0:

No noticeable change so far.

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answered 04 Oct '10, 06:59

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I'd give a 3:

I've read the news then (first here, for sure), and guess both corporates may take advantage of some synergetic effects. Besides that, for iAnywhere I don't notice relevant changes (which of course doesn't say there are none - just what I've observed).

For our company as customer, my sales rep doesn't expect siginificant changes in pricing or licensing, so that's alright with me.

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answered 03 Oct '10, 10:49

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A potential customer mentioned it favourably the other day. It was good to see talk about Business Objects / SybaseIQ integration - not that any of my customers can afford either - let alone both! However a cut-down BO meshing with SQLA OLAP - now that would be something! Here's hoping.....

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answered 05 Oct '10, 11:58

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I vote 4

Some of our customers think positive about the acquisition: SAP is well known in Germany, also as an employer, while the name Sybase (or iAnywhere) doesn't ring a bell for most people. So it's looks like an upgrade to them. Others don't care, as long as SQLA is running quietly and reliably in the background.

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answered 05 Oct '10, 14:05

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I vote 4

Our existing customers do not care as long things are working.

We plan on mentioning it to new customers who are not familiar with Sybase. Where we used to say "It's very stable and has a strong base in Europe and on mobile devices," we can add "And it was recently acquired by SAP."

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answered 05 Oct '10, 16:34

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I vote 0

My greatest hope (or fear!) is that SQL Anywhere stays on the track of providing a full featured SQL database that is easy to use and remains affordable. That core product, and core goal, are what makes our company successful.

So far the acquisition hasn't affected us.

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answered 06 Oct '10, 15:51

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Unfortunately, I now have to change my vote to at least minus 1 and expecting to continue moving in a negative direction.

While the iAnywhere team and the actual product continues to rate a PLUS 10 in my experience, it seems SAP continues to bury useful stuff in places none of us can find anymore. (And I certainly DO APPRECIATE the effort the iAnywhere team puts into posting useful answers on this forum!)

I currently rely on a bunch of Saved URLs and this forum to find what I am regularly looking for or checking on. But seeing some material is actually disappearing instead of the old links being hidden from searches, it appears my poor technique is on a downhill slide.

Is all hope lost? Is there anyone at SAP listening? Is there anyone at SAP who could believe it is remotely possible the iAnywhere team might actually have some better ideas about how to do things??

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answered 19 Nov '13, 10:54

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Bill Aumen
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edited 19 Nov '13, 22:26

Bill, Is there something specific recently that is causing your current concern?

(19 Nov '13, 10:59) Chris Kleisath

Surely moving the NNTP news groups to some crude web structure hasn't done any good to users looking for information. I'm glad that DCX, EBF downloads and this forum continue to work as before, otherwise I'd have a hard time.

(19 Nov '13, 11:16) Reimer Pods
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1 thing I certainly miss is the former iAnywhere blogs, particularly Glenn's great postings...

(Yes, I'm aware that Jason does a good job on migrating some of them to the SCN blog space, however, it's still not the same as the original resource. And I usually don't want to follow Breck's advice for The WaybackGlennMachine...)

I would not see it as drastically as Bill seems to do but the information hiding migration has affected me in a disturbing was, too.

(19 Nov '13, 11:36) Volker Barth

No one thing Chris. Just noting the general direction toward complicating and obscuring what was once easy.

I was determined to remain optimistic during changes that were inevitable. But in the past 3 years since the big merger occurred, I honestly cannot see that SAP brought anything better to SQLA. But I can see the opposite has occurred in a few instances.

(19 Nov '13, 22:42) Bill Aumen

1 and -1

1 Because with SAP we have a big company behind the product, so the future is "secured" for sql anywhere

-1 Because SAP does have the image of overpriced products, so if SA prices will rise (I hope not) it might be a challenge to justify the SA products.

(And the missing web edition in v16 is just a step in that direction, getting less for more money, just the same image Oracle has :( )

And finally: +10 for the team in this forum!

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answered 19 Nov '13, 18:06

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Point 10

  1. Objective for me to start using SQLAnywhere is data replication by e-mail it was SQLAnywhere 5, first user in Singapore. At that time Oracle and Microsoft don't support data replication by e-mail Because I develop application to support Sales/Hong Kong, W/H Hong Kong, Factory in China Dong Guang. BOM must require to amend by Order Customer request by Sales and replicate it to China Infrastructure in China to Hong Kong was so bad, real time replication was not stable.

  2. I keep using Stored Procedure as Table, be able to combine with other tables or stored procedure I can pass argument to stored procedure to refer to different group of data. Oracle, MS SQL not support, I believe

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answered 19 Nov '13, 23:56

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I'm not sure whether this answer relates to the SAP/Sybase merger, however, it would surely be a valuable answer to a different question, namely:

Why should I use SQL Anywhere for my next project?

(20 Nov '13, 07:42) Volker Barth
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