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SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise

Fast-track transaction processing with the SAP ASE relational database server

Drive faster, more reliable online transaction processing (OLTP) – for less – with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (formerly SAP Sybase ASE). Designed to meet the demands of the digital economy, this high-performance SQL database server uses a relational model to power transaction-based applications – on premise or in the cloud.


Because our relational database server modernizes and dramatically speeds up transaction-intensive applications. Meet new demands for performance, reliability, and efficiency – whether you work in financial services, telecommunications, retail, health care, transportation, or a different industry.

  • Maintain the performance and availability you need for mission-critical transaction processing
  • Rely on a proven, secure SQL database system to reduce risk and increase agility
  • Lower operational costs with a resource-efficient database server
  • Simplify and innovate with end-to-end data management solutions from SAP

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Read the solution brief

Read the SAP Business Suite on SAP ASE solution brief

Learn how SAP ASE can help you accelerate transactional processing and build business value:

Functional Capabilities
  • High-speed data and transaction processing
    Quickly process millions of transactions, while supporting rapid growth in data and transaction volumes.
  • Robust database security 
    Rely on best-in-class data security, system stability, and disaster recovery to reduce operational risks. 
  • Efficient relational database system Harness a powerful relational database system that requires fewer resources and makes the most of underutilised assets.
  • Reduced IT costs  Shrink IT costs by optimising storage, processors, and staff resources.
Technical Capabilities
  • In-memory computing
    Equip applications with instant responsiveness and higher throughput by using the latest in-memory database architectures.
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  • Flexible encryption and database security technology
    Safeguard your data from internal and external security breaches without changing applications.
  • Unified architecture for business continuity
    Protect against planned and unplanned downtime with a unified architecture for high availability and disaster recovery.
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  • Advanced in-database compression
    Compress large data sets to lower storage costs and improve overall performance.
  • Workload analyser
    Quickly assess the impact of configuration changes on application performance – without disrupting production systems.
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System requirements for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios –“ please refer to the SAP ASE Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the SAP ASE Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases. 

Operating Systems HP Itanium II, IBM AIX, Linux x64, Oracle Solaris Sparc,
Oracle Solaris x64, Microsoft Windows x64

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Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Master Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorisation under myProfile*. To extend your authorisation, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise software installation package.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps

Refer to SAP ASE Installation Guide for Linux for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including required tools and associated documentation.

Additional installations:

Migration upgrade steps

Consult the SAP ASE Migration Technology Guide for information on
preparing for a migration upgrade.

Configuration guide

Refer to the SAP ASE Configuration Guide for Windows for steps on configuring the database server for your system landscape. 

Administration guides
Read the SAP ASE System Administration Guides for a detailed overview of features, roles, tasks, and more.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Manage your SAP applications

Refer to SAP ASE Performance and Tuning Guides* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP ASE

Download SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your product.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Enhance your knowledge of SAP ASE

View the SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise training and certification catalogue of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.


Need help planning your SAP education? Learn how our education consulting services can help



Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise.

Download the matrix now*


Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise
upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualise your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyse the impact.

Use the planner*


Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyser


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*

View the product road map
Refer to the SAP ASE road map to see how the technology is planned to progress over time.

Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP ASE 16.0 SP02 Installation and Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the
upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guides*

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise upgrade community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep SAP ASE running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximise the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


Introducing SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0

Learn why SAP ASE 16 SP02 is a timely release that addresses today’s need for extreme-scale online transaction processing and an accelerated pace of business.  

Using SAP ASE Cockpit for Database Administration and Monitoring

Get a hands-on guide to using the SAP ASE Cockpit – from basic launch, setup, and alerting to advanced workload analysis, disaster recovery, and more.

Which DBA Tool to Use with SAP ASE, and When?

Launched with SAP ASE 16 SP02 in September 2015, the ASE Cockpit is a new tooling UI. Find out how it compares to other DBA tools like Sybase Central for ASE.



A five-year ROI of 251%. Reductions in unplanned downtime of 95%. Yearly revenue increases of $2.46 million. According to IDC, these are just some of the benefits achieved by organisations running SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise – the database for transaction processing in the digital economy.
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