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SAP SQL Anywhere

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SAP SQL Anywhere SQL database management software keeps data synchronized with thousands of mobile devices or remote offices, so that all business users can access vital data – anytime, anywhere.

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SAP SQL Anywhere review by ROGER T.
ROGER T.
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"Junk. Don't bother."

What do you like best?

I don't even know if I can answer this. I seriously can't think of anything positive to say about this software.

What do you dislike?

Everything. The database manager (which in the MS SQL world would be the management studio express clone) is clunky, and it can't even restart the database successfully. I always have to kill the database service in task manager. I bought the newest version in 2016, it was very expensive, and it has never really run right. Did I mention the automated backup service seems to stop on its own? Here's another tidbit: when you run an update query in the Query Anallyzer (the thing you use to run queries against it), it will lock the table completely and prevent changes to it unless you disconnect from it! But it wont tell you that.. I had a problem and needed to contact support once and was stuck waiting for tier 2 to call me back, only to be told that I need tier 3 to call me back. My entire company was down for about 3 hours thanks to the bureaucracy that is known as SAP.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dont bother. Use Microsoft SQL Server. It's eons ahead of this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I seriously did not like this product and would not recommend it solve anyone's problems.

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SAP SQL Anywhere review by Jose Alejandro  C.
Jose Alejandro C.
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"Light native database for SAP Software "

What do you like best?

I have been using this database mainly for installing and managing of sap business objects, the installation is very simple and the management is also easy way to take the administration. is fully supported by the sap support team, and it has many sap notes and guides to help you manage and administrate it.

What do you dislike?

I have noticed that it is not good to use in very large systems, because its not so strong and not so flexible to manage with sql strings. it has some limitations due to his target of application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Totally recommended for implementing light and also some test sap systems, it fits to your need and is very easy to install, and administration can become very easy, in windows systems it usually shows as an service so you can stop it and start it, also you can back it up easy with its software, and restore process is also very fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has been perfect for our test systems and practice with our trainee consultant team, very light and easy to install database but it doesn't mean that is not secure, it is good and fiable for small and middle companys and its totally supported by sap team becuase it is a native database.

What Relational Databases solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
SAP SQL Anywhere review by David M W.
David M W.
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"Good database, crummy tools"

What do you like best?

I like that SQL Anywhere is an enterprise database system and there is a lot of support and documentation available on the Internet.

I do come from a SQL Server background but I've found SQL Anywhere pretty easy to get used to, with only minimal help needed online.

What do you dislike?

The tools are poor!

Seriously, in the Interactive SQL editor you cannot highlight a portion of text and only execute that. If you have other queries in the same editor window, highlighted or not, it will try to run them.

It shows numbers with commas in them by default - but not everything is money, SAP - what about primary key ID fields? They look weird with commas.

Interactive SQL and Sybase Central will both remember previous hostnames but not credentials. You can't effortlessly save logins for re-opening.

Ultimately, I can't really recommend the tools at all ... find a better third-party solution ...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find a good third-party SQL tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We didn't implement SQL Anywhere per se, it comes as the database used by a product we use, so I am administering it as a consequence of that.

However, the business problem in general was for a line-of-business app and we selected the one we did partially because it used a proper enterprise database engine.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Gerard G.
Gerard G.
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"SAP SQL"

What do you like best?

Le brinda la flexibilidad de acceder a las tablas de SAP desde un punto de administración de datos y otros atributos de campo relacionados a una tabla de SAP. Su integración con otras interfaces y soporte de programas la hace única para el uso Inteligente de Negocios.

What do you dislike?

Creo que es un sistema complejo, y también hay otras herramientas que son más flexibles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its good

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Archivado de datos, capacidad de rastrear datos que están desactualizados y listos para archivar o eliminar.

Simulación interna de procedimientos SQL para la recuperación de datos disponibles para sistemas externos.

Grandes informes de datos de diferentes tablas de SAP.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User
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"Perfect product for team payroll and inventory tracking!"

What do you like best?

The product is very secure and robust especially when it comes down to team changes when hiring or downsizing. SAP queries and transactions built in coordination with corporate IT team can add security measures that allow me as a field manager to monitor activity of my employees thoroughly. The transactions

What do you dislike?

It takes time to reset passwords through corporate IT representatives who are more trained on SAP and its transactions than myself and other administration staff.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sorting time sheets and issuing payroll summary documents in PDF form along with approving time codes against multiple jobs in the field are multiple features that come in handy that can be customized with help of corporate IT.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Nosa W.
Nosa W.
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"SAP SD Lead Consultant"

What do you like best?

Gives you the flexibility to access SAP Tables from a data management point and other related field attributes attached to an SAP tables. Its integration with other interfaces and programs support makes it unique to Business Intelligent usage.

What do you dislike?

I think its a complex system, and also there are other tools that are more flexible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data Archiving, ability to trace data's that are outdated and ready for archiving or deletions.

Internal simulation of SQL procedures for data retrieval made available for external systems.

Large data reporting from different SAP tables.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Internal Consultant in Aviation & Aerospace
Internal Consultant in Aviation & Aerospace
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"SAP SMP/SUP was useful for developing services and syncing mobile packages."

What do you like best?

Valuable Features:

SAP SMP/SUP was useful for developing services and syncing mobile packages.

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Improvements to My Organization:

We used to design a mobile app for our application which integrates to SAP PI/ERP/CRM system.

What do you dislike?

Room for Improvement:

Performance issues when syncing the MBO packages to the server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SQL Anywhere is used as the database server, in principle similar techniques could be applied on all other relational database systems including SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SAP IQ, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, etc.SAP SQL Anywhere provides deadlock logging capabilities that allows users to captures valuable information needed for deadlock resolution. Deadlock logging is not turned on by default. An administrator needs to enable this either through Sybase Central or Interactive SQL.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by JEAN L.
JEAN L.
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"Useful tool"

What do you like best?

Pretty straight forward commands with a couple of objects to play around

What do you dislike?

It takes a while to get used to the tool still, and will be great if there's a beginner kit shared

Recommendations to others considering the product

The tool itself is straight forward but will be good if initial training help comes as suggestions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pull data from multiple data warehouses

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Kishion G.
Kishion G.
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"A fair SQL database management software"

What do you like best?

The ability to host network database services and the ability to manage them.

What do you dislike?

Some features seem hard to use and does not have a clear reason what it is used for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize this software to be able to host our own software as a database service so that our customers can use.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Harshil S.
Harshil S.
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"SQL Anywhere is light weight database for application like Business Objects"

What do you like best?

It’s very handy and easy to manage as database is lightweight.

What do you dislike?

As of now I haven’t seen any difficulties with this database.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As we regularly took backup of SQL Anywhere database we had used it to restore on one of POC environment.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by John S.
John S.
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"SQL Anywhere"

What do you like best?

The amount of available features and the ease of using the features.

What do you dislike?

Not as mainstream as Microsoft or Oracle.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SQL Anywhere is the database for our entire company. From sales to shipping to order tracking to inventory to accounting.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by John P.
John P.
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"Probably the best SAP"

What do you like best?

It has got a lot of funtions it can link tables for diferent databases

What do you dislike?

It takes a lot of time to run the program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Relational Databases

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Jeremy M.
Jeremy M.
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"sap is good"

What do you like best?

i like the speed of execution and the way that the front end looks.

What do you dislike?

sometimes the way the interface slows down when we are using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

speed of the application sometimes is challenging.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Joanne L.
Joanne L.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

I like how you can search for the item anywhere and anytime!

What do you dislike?

I don't like how it crashes sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can find things immediately.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"SQL "

What do you like best?

I love the ease of use. It is a easy product to implement. The training aspect is something we have no issue with new and old hires.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing wrong with the product if so we can figure out a workaround.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We created our own software and use the language. We have been around 35 years and it has not failed us at all.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User
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"Great software"

What do you like best?

Easy to access and use. Great for helping in shipping

What do you dislike?

Not to many throngs to dislike always runs and performs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to share ticketing info and shipping info

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Sumitkumar M.
Sumitkumar M.
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"Good tool to connect"

What do you like best?

its the cofiguration what makes the thing easy to connect

What do you dislike?

Bit of SAP terminology which makes it tough to remember for the non technical folks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

public sector tools

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to get it up and running and like the features and the space it is supposed to address so far"

What do you like best?

Easy install, mnt and documentation on SAP.

What do you dislike?

Product seems very "lite" and not sure how robust/scalable this is going to be for a large scale DBs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to set up a DR env using this and access operations system via Mobile..

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Consultant
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"SQL Always on, has been beneficial for non-clustered SAP systems"

What do you like best?

SQL always on works welll for our non-clustered SAP environment, the need to perform semi-annual DR execerise has been reduced to annually. Fixing us more time to spend on other areas.

What do you dislike?

The initial setup took awhile, but we were able to get the vendor involved to help with the issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real time replication, environment refresh timing has been reduced

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Internal Consultant
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"SAP SQL"

What do you like best?

I like that the files are independent of the operating system, allowing them to be copied between supported platforms.

What do you dislike?

I’m not very fond of the row-level licking

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m able to use the encryption to support database files and client-server communication.

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Administrator
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"SAP SQL database"

What do you like best?

SAP own database and memory based database made it vital for fortune 500 organizations.

What do you dislike?

Huge data need to upload for first time use and testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multiple regions of the global organization sharing same master data is bringing errors sometimes

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User in Semiconductors
User in Semiconductors
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"Easy"

What do you like best?

Everything in one place and collaborate. All employees seem to enjoy using this soft ware.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in general. Pretty much a seamless and productive software as a user

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Day to day

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Ease of use "

What do you like best?

Its simple to use for medium sized application

What do you dislike?

Sql anywhere is not as modular as oracle

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This was an existing insurance gient setup which was in sql anywhere and being used across

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User in Biotechnology
User in Biotechnology
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"Large platform for enterprise"

What do you like best?

Our company has been using SAP Platform for a long time. Its is a powerful platform

What do you dislike?

Integration with other systems could be a lot of work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Obtaining master data from SAP

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Consultant
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"I use it for performing accounting analysis "

What do you like best?

I like that it is standardized system, It contains everything in one place

What do you dislike?

Hard to learn and grasp, It takes some time to understand

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything will be in one system

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User in Oil & Energy
User in Oil & Energy
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"All I know is that we use it!"

What do you like best?

Our DB admins don't have to do much downtime because it's clustered.

What do you dislike?

Sorry, I'm not sure, it seems to work okay.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping people get their data

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"6 months"

What do you like best?

Easy reporting tool to get most up to date data views

What do you dislike?

Connectivity to non SAP data sources when trying to pull into reports

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analytics

SAP SQL Anywhere review by Administrator in Accounting
Administrator in Accounting
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"Used for a short time"

What do you like best?

Query performance. ease of use. admin tasks were cumbersome

What do you dislike?

administration skills, needed to train folks for a long time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data management, retrieval and archiving

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User
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"sql"

What do you like best?

Connect easily with other system. many customers has the same systems

What do you dislike?

data base is limited for the company capaity

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

production portal and order connection

SAP SQL Anywhere review by User
User
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"sql"

What do you like best?

allows for faster query execution and processing

What do you dislike?

more collaboration needed via user interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

speed

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