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In the past sybase had a page where an overview of all SQL Anywhere versions were given with the corresponding end of life dates and possible end of life dates for the running versions.

Does such a similar page exist in SAP SQl Anywhere somewhere?



asked 16 Nov '15, 05:03

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Frank Vestjens
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Here you are:

SAP SQL Anywhere Supported Platforms and Engineering Support Status

FWIW: This page and related topics are also accessable via these DocCommentXchange overviews:

AFAIK, for v12.0.1 and older versions the links within DCX still refer to vanished Sybase pages but the according platform status information does refer to all versions.

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answered 16 Nov '15, 05:47

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edited 16 Nov '15, 05:54

FWIW the page you linked has been updated to contain eol dates for all versions (at the end of the page)

SQL Anywhere Version
    End of Mainstream Maintenance
17.x    August 30, 2022
16.x    December 31, 2018
12.x    December 31, 2016
11.x    May 31, 2014
10.x    January 25, 2012
9.x January 31, 2010

(08 Aug '16, 09:46) Reimer Pods

What happens after August 30, 2022? Is there a version 18 or 20 planned? Or is SQL Anywhere a dying product?

(06 Jan '20, 04:28) Bjarne Anker
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As just another customer, I can't answer the second and third question, apparently, but the EOL für v17 has been adjusted a while ago, just check the link above:

  • 17.x December 31, 2025
(06 Jan '20, 05:42) Volker Barth

is SQL Anywhere a dying? or create a new version? It's a pity that SQL any where is the only best database I've ever met. I'm used to it

(06 Jan '20, 06:57) mfkpie8
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SAP SQL Anywhere 17 is similar to Microsoft Windows 10, in that the software is being updated without changing the major version number in the name; e.g., 17.0.4, 17.0.9, 17.0.10

It's still the best database, and it is not dying, it's not even sick :)

(06 Jan '20, 08:00) Breck Carter

SAP SQL Anywhere 17 is similar to Microsoft Windows 10, in that the software is being updated without changing the major version number in the name...

Fortunately, the upgrade process itself seems more reliable than that of Win10, and AFAIK there are no features discontinued via upgrades:)

(06 Jan '20, 08:34) Volker Barth

That being said, I can't comment on the "health" of SQL Anywhere Product Management/Marketing, in my impression it's even more hidden than in former stealth marketing times. Unfortunately.

(06 Jan '20, 08:37) Volker Barth

Here's a direct quote from Mike Paola in late November: "...there is no truth to statements of SQL Anywhere being discontinued. SQL Anywhere continues to be sold in various channels (OEM, direct, as well as online in the SAP Store )."

Given the nature of SAP's primary business focus, SQL Anywhere will probably remain more stealthy than ever before. Developers who want to be exactly like their competitors will use other products, while folks who want a competitive edge will use SQL Anywhere.

Meanwhile, SAP itself uses SQL Anywhere which is one of the biggest reasons it's not gonna die any time soon.

(06 Jan '20, 09:53) Breck Carter

Yes, I fully agree on your point of view w.r.t. SQL Anywhere's future.

Nevertheless, I would be really happy if SAP would not let its customers answer such kind of questions, some official statements now and then would be helpful...

(06 Jan '20, 10:25) Volker Barth
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A somewhat related question:

Using ( EOL 12/31/2018 ), I see dbinit now says "the Evaluation Period has Expired", so I can't create a new db

Same with Sybase Central

Is this possible ? it was a "Trial" Version, in 2014, but we since have purchased licenses

Any help appreicated !


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answered 09 Nov '19, 12:48

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I'd re-post this as a new question. However - when you got your licences you will have been given a key. Use this with dblic.exe to license your engine - dbeng16 or dbsrv16. If you still have problems ask a new question on the forum explaining the error messages or whatever you get.

Good luck

(09 Nov '19, 14:38) Justin Willey
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