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Develop custom mobile and IoT applications – with SAP SQL Anywhere

Rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications – with SAP SQL Anywhere. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronisation for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.

Why SAP SQL Anywhere?

Because the SQL database solutions let you run your business from anywhere. Capture, manage, and synchronise data in real-world conditions – even when connectivity and technical staff aren’t available. With SAP SQL Anywhere, you can:

  • Create data-driven applications that run remotely on laptops, handhelds, and smartphones
  • Embed data management capabilities into your mission-critical applications
  • Harmonise data, automatically and securely, with best-of-breed synchronisation technologies
  • Collect and aggregate massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Minimise database admin with out-of-the-box performance and self-maintenance features
  • Use advanced features and flexible, standards-based platforms to speed app development

Learn how SAP SQL Anywhere can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Develop and deploy database-powered applications at the point of action
  • Empower field-based employees to perform tasks faster and with greater accuracy
  • Facilitate faster, more accurate decision making on the front lines of your business
  • Provide foolproof, bidirectional data synchronisation between mobile devices and corporate systems
  • Give mobile and remote workers an “always on” experience, even when they are offline
  • Run mobile applications reliably, efficiently, and without on-site technical staff
Technical Capabilities
  • Enterprise-level relational database for mobile and remote applications
  • Highly scalable synchronisation between the SAP HANA in-memory platform and other data sources
  • Reliable data synchronisation for occasionally connected (OCC) environments
  • Embedded performance and self-managing features that streamline data maintenance
  • Standards-based platforms that accelerate application development
  • Support for a wide range of devices and platforms 
  • Ability to run remote and mobile applications on low-cost commodity platforms

System requirements for SAP SQL Anywhere

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

System Requirement Details
Operating Systems Windows x86 and x64, Windows Mobil, Linux x86 and x64, Solaris SPARC and x64, Apple OS X on Intel, IBM AIX, HP-UX Itanium, Database server requires a minimum of 512 MB RAM, Database client requires a minimum of
8 MB RAM and 4 KB per client connection (8 KB for Unix)

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP SQL Anywhere

The modular structure of SAP SQL Anywhere allows you to license and pay for only the functionality and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organisation needs right now and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. This product is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.

Free Trial

Start your free trial of SAP SQL Anywhere 17 Developer Edition.

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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

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


Plan your installation

Refer to the SAP SQL Anywhere Installation 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 SQL Anywhere 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 Installation Guide: SAP SQL Anywhere* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.
View installation instructions for SAP SQL Anywhere 17.0 in our comment-enabled documentation (DCX).*

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 SQL Anywhere

View the SAP SQL Anywhere 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 about our education consulting services



Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP SQL Anywhere – 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 SQL Anywhere.

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP SQL Anywhere 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 SQL Anywhere road map to see how the technology is planned to progress over time.

Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP SQL Anywhere Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP SQL Anywhere 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

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP SQL Anywhere implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


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