SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server

Get enterprise power at a small business price – with our relational database management system

Extend your existing applications with SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server, a full-featured, easily embedded, relational database management system. Use multiple platforms and development languages,SQL or ISAM data access  with native drivers – and manage your database from any location, on any device, even while it’s in use.

  • Gain flexibility unmatched by SQL-only databases – with both ISAM and SQL data access
  • Develop powerful data-driven applications for client-server and mobile environments
  • Scale from local to peer-to-peer to client-server environments with one set of source code
  • Install and manage without the need for a database administrator
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    • Hi there, I am Mike Hagman, Product Manager for Advantage Database Server.
    • Our team at Sybase has been building one of the best embedded database management systems for over 15 years.
    • Advantage Database server is a full-featured client-server database management system. It is easily embeddable, lightweight, and scalable and doesn't require a database administrator.
    • If you are looking for flexibility, you will be happy to know that what makes Advantage unique is it has both ISAM direct-table based navigational access and SQL data access.
    • As for the debate on which method is better, with advantage there is no debate,
    • you the developer has the freedom to choose either or both methods depending upon what's best for your application.
    • But of course I think Advantage is great, don’t take my work for it.
    • We chose Advantage Database server originally because we already had this software we had invested so many hours,
    • so many years on it and moving to Advantage did not represent having to rewrite code or having to change hardly anything about our software,
    • it was a sort of like a plug and play type of addition to our system.
    • As you can see, I am not alone. Advantage Database Server is also highly scalable and it is designed to grow with your business and your customers.
    • For example, lets say this is your construction management application and you need to install it for your customer, a small construction firm.
    • Right now your customer only has one or two users, no IT staff and no server infrastructure.
    • If you use Advantage you can develop and install your application using Sybase’s free Advantage Local Server.
    • An Advantage Database Server Companion product that we designed for smaller interpretations with fewer users and less data.
    • Advantage Local Server is a local file server database, built in the same quality architecture as the Full client-server product.
    • It’s a DLL loaded by the application at runtime and take the place of connection to a Database Server.
    • Couple that with our free clients and free management utility that we call Advantage Data Architect and this database management system is free.
    • Let’s say that over the course of a few years, your customer grows. Their needs have changed and they have more users. Advantage Database server is now better fit.
    • With a simple setting change your application can work with Advantage Database Server.
    • You instantly gain the benefits of client-server computing including complete referential integrity, server-based transaction processing, security and encryption support still with no DBA required.
    • From here you can scale even further to the internet or different technologies while allowing Advantage to manage concurrent data access on the server.
    • When you build with Advantage, you have the piece of mind that your database has the flexibility to grow with your customer’s business.
    • To that same end, Advantage also excels in providing a road path for established applications that need to grow and evolve to today's modern technologies,
    • especially those applications that use DBF tables which Advantage Natively supports.
    • Because of this advantage provides unique upgrade path for applications that typically use navigational methods to access data such as Delphi.
    • Now let’s talk about features.
    • Advantage can help power and grow your application with powerful features such as 64-bit support, referential integrity, events, triggers, stored procedures,
    • user-defined functions and of course encryption and did you know Advantage also supports enterprise calibre features like replication.
    • Advantage implements, push replication, one-way two-way or even higher all while maintaining transactional and referential integrity.
    • How about disaster recovery to protect your data with online backup. Advantage supports full and differential backups.
    • Users can be connected and making changes in your application at the same time the differential backups are running. Advantage also has full text search.
    • Our server-side full text search engine provides very fast content searches for free format text data.
    • Advantage Database Server’s flexibility, scalability and functionality will give your application an advantage.
    • With our free clients, you can use Advantage with the most popular development environments on the market today.
    • We understand that you want partners like Sybase that can help solve problems, not create headaches all at a fair price. Advantage is engineered with just those principles in mind.
    • We invite you to take a look at our highly successful partner program designed specifically to help you succeed.
    • Advantage works tirelessly behind-the-scenes to power your application at a cost structure you can appreciate.
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