Monday, October 26, 2015

Funniest Line From TechEd 2016

"SAP never really admits to the fact that it will sell you one of its cheaper databases assimilated as part of its Sybase acquisition, but it kind of will."
- Adrian Bridgwater, SAP's Platform-Play: Reengineering Programming For The 'New' Economics

If anyone knows what "it kind of will" means, will you let me know?

Yeah, yeah, I know what the words mean... what I want to know is, how exactly does one buy the SQL Anywhere database server these days?

Not from the SAP Store, one doesn't :)

"We're working to correct this"

Let's be optimisic!

The SQL Anywhere server will soon be available on the SAP Store!

Let's not fret about "licensing model"... or "up the chain" :)

Second Funniest Line From TechEd 2016

"Wednesday turned out to be quite a productive day here at TechEd. It started bright and early with the session DMM106 "Introduction to SAP SQL Anywhere". I had no clue SAP SQL Anywhere existed until I saw the TechEd agenda few weeks earlier, so this definitely goes with the "exploration" theme this year. Had an extra cup of coffee and was prepared to sneak out in the middle, but surprisingly Jose Ramos from SAP kept the lively session flow and made the information quite simple to understand even for non-experts like myself. Well done."
- Jelena Perfiljeva, TechEd 2015 - ABAPosaurus meets other animals (Day 3)

It's always funny when someone says "I had no clue SAP SQL Anywhere existed"... or sad... or depressing, depending on your mood.

But... if a PowerBuilder Revival Movement is truly underway, can a SQL Anywhere Revival be far behind? :) 2012-11-23

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A PowerBuilder Revival?

Moving Forward with SAP PowerBuilder
Posted by Bruce Armstrong in PowerBuilder Developer Center on May 8, 2015 11:48:30 AM

Note this comment...
Q: What about SQL Anywhere?
A: SQL Anywhere is an official SAP product and they have big plans for it.

Then there's this...

Webcast 1: Vision for PowerBuilder
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015. 9:00 AM PST (San Francisco) / 18H00 CET( Berlin)
Presenter: Armeen Mazda, CEO of Appeon Corporation

I've signed up, how about you? :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Latest SQL Anywhere Updates: Linux plus others

How find the Current builds for the active platforms

A - Z Index Support Packages and Patches  Note: There is a separate page for A - Z Index Installations and Upgrades.

Click on S                                An "S0099999999" s-userid and password will be requested.
                                          You have to buy SQL Anywhere to get one (see SAP Store below).

Click on SYBASE SQL ANYWHERE              The browser right-mouse button has been disabled. 

                                          The browser Back button button has been messed up. Use the links to back up.

Click on SYBASE SQL ANYWHERE 12.0         Be patient, you're almost there! 
           - or -
         SYBASE SQL ANYWHERE 16.0 
           - or -

Pick a platform.                          Keep going...

Scroll way down, if necessary.            ...old builds appear at the top.

Current builds for the active platforms

AIX 64bit                     SQLANYW120087_0-21010434.TGZ   SP87   23.02.2015
AIX 64bit                     SQLANYW120093_0-21010434.TGZ   SP93   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
HP-UX on IA64 64bit           SQLANYW120087_0-21010527.TGZ   SP87   23.02.2015
HP-UX on IA64 64bi            SQLANYW120093_0-21010527.TGZ   SP93   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
Linux on IA32 32bit           SQLANYW120091_0-21011596.TGZ   SP91   13.08.2015
Linux on x86_64 64bit         SQLANYW120091_0-21010433.TGZ   SP91   13.08.2015
Mac OS                        SQLANYW120064_0-21011522.TGZ   SP64   18.10.2013
MacOS X 32-bit                SQLANYW120001P_10-21010525.TGZ   07.12.2012
MacOS X 64-bit                SQLANYW120094_0-11013378.TGZ   SP94   28.09.2015 (new build)
Solaris on SPARC 64bit        SQLANYW120087_0-21010526.TGZ   SP87   23.02.2015
Solaris on SPARC 64bit        SQLANYW120093_0-21010526.TGZ   SP93   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
Solaris on x86_64 64bit       SQLANYW120087_0-21010528.TGZ   SP87   23.02.2015
Solaris on x86_64 64bit       SQLANYW120093_0-21010528.TGZ   SP93   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
Solaris x86 32bit             SQLANYW120060_0-21011521.TGZ   SP60   21.09.2013
Win32                         SQLANYW120092_0-21010431.ZIP   SP92   20.08.2015
Windows on x64 64bit          SQLANYW120092_0-21010432.ZIP   SP92   20.08.2015

AIX 64bit                     SQLANYW160034_0-11013266.TGZ   SP34   07.05.2015
HP-UX on IA64 32bit           SQLANYW160027_0-81000148.TGZ   SP27   03.12.2014
HP-UX on IA64 64bit           SQLANYW160034_0-11013265.TGZ   20.04.2015
HP-UX on IA64 64bit           SQLANYW160040_0-11013265.TGZ   SP40   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
Linux on ARM 32bit            SQLANYW160032_0-81000331.TGZ   SP32   17.03.2015
Linux on IA32 32bit           SQLANYW160041_0-21011525.TGZ   SP41   06.10.2015 (new build)
Linux on x86_64 64bit         SQLANYW160041_0-21011526.TGZ   SP41   06.10.2015 (new build)
Mac OS                        SQLANYW160015_0-81000150.TGZ   SP15   15.07.2014
MacOS X 64-bit                SQLANYW160032_0-21011527.TGZ   SP32   02.03.2015
Solaris on SPARC 32bit        SQLANYW160015_0-81000242.TGZ   SP15   15.07.2014
Solaris on SPARC 64bit        SQLANYW160034_0-11013358.TGZ   SP34   07.05.2015 
Solaris on x86_64 64bit       SQLANYW160034_0-11013267.TGZ   20.04.2015
Solaris on x86_64 64bit       SQLANYW160040_0-11013267.TGZ   SP40   17.09.2015 (same build, new file and date)
Solaris x86 32bit             SQLANYW160015_0-81000241.TGZ   SP15   15.07.2014
Win32                         SQLANYW160042_0-11013146.ZIP   SP42   13.10.2015 (new build)
Windows on x64 64bit          SQLANYW160042_0-11013189.ZIP   SP42   13.10.2015 (new build)

Linux on IA32 32bit           SQLANYW170000P_2-71001070.TGZ   SP0 PL2   29.09.2015 (new build)
Linux on x86_64 64bit         SQLANYW170000P_2-71001069.TGZ   SP0 PL2   29.09.2015 (new build)
Windows Server on IA32 32bit  SQLANYW170000P_1-71001032.ZIP   SP0   01.09.2015
Windows on x64 64bit          SQLANYW170000P_1-71001031.ZIP   SP0   01.09.2015

SQL Anywhere 16 Developer Edition (Windows download is
SQL Anywhere 17 Developer Edition (Windows download is GA)

SAP Store - SQL Anywhere                  Scroll down to "Configure - Select License" to see actual software.
                                          Currently only the "SAP SQL Anywhere, Database and Sync Client"
                                          is available for purchase on the SAP Store.

SAP Phone Numbers - non-technical         24 by 7, 365 days

SAP Incident Wizard - technical           An "S0099999999" s-userid and password will be requested.
                                          You have to buy SQL Anywhere to get one (see SAP Store above).

Announcing SQL Anywhere 17!                            by Chris Kleisath 

SQL Anywhere 17 Documentation - At your fingertips!    by Laura Nevin

Recommended ODBC Drivers for MobiLink                  Only drivers for MobiLink 16 are shown.

[most links checked October 18, 2015]