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Why SaaS and ISVs Clash

The enduring popularity of Software-as-a-service (SaaS) isn’t accidental. Whether you’re a technology reseller or a traditional enterprise, there’s a lot to like about the use of a service model for software delivery, including low monthly cost, fast time-to-market and few deployment hiccups. But SaaS does not reward all organizations equally. …

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Welcome!

Welcome to the SQL Anywhere community on SCN!  This is where you will be able to find content related to SQL Anywhere, ask questions and link to any content related to SQL Anywhere. We are gradually moving our existing content from the old Sybase website (http://www.sybase.com/products/databasemanagement/sqlanywhere) into this community. You …

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White paper on SQLAnywhere 12’s new features

Came accross this white paper on SQLAnywhere 12’s New Features document. SQL Anywhere is the leading data management and enterprise synchronization solution for applications that operate outside the traditional data center. The latest release, SQL Anywhere 12.x continues to advance the products offering with feature enhancements and improvements in: performance …

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Trends in the Embedded Database Market

SQL Anywhere is one of the most widely used database products by ISVs to embed inside their software applications. As a result, we have quite a large and diverse set of partners feeding us thoughts and requests. I thought I might share with you some of the most important trends …

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Multi-Tenancy, Platforms, and ISVs

The thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of Sybase or SAP. This past week an article written by my colleague, Eric Lai (Twitter), entitled Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems, caused quite a bit of controversy. An …

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Is Fuji Really a Cloud?

Earlier today, Chris Kleisath wrote an excellent post entitled Behind Every “Cloud” There are Real People. In that post he noted: The challenge vendors face when trying to market and sell something for “the cloud” is that the definition of “the cloud” is so broad and varied. I would add …

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Building a Glider Gun with SQL Anywhere

This one is a little fun for a Friday: implementing Conway’s Game of Life in SQL Anywhere 12. The game of life is a simple zero-player game where an infinite plane of cellular automatons live and die according to some simple rules. In this post, we will create a full …

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Database Documentation with SQL Anywhere

With all of the features that have been added to SQL Anywhere over last few versions, one feature that may have slipped being noticed is the ability to automatically generate database documentation (example). This feature was first introduced in SQL Anywhere 11, and then later enhanced in SQL Anywhwere 12. …

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Using SQL Anywhere with OpenLayers – Part 2

In the first part of this series we showed how to generate a GeoJSON representation of spatial data we had stored in the database. We then created a web service to serve that data to an OpenLayers client application. In this part, we will create a simple OpenLayers-based client application …

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Using SQL Anywhere with OpenLayers – Part 1

OpenLayers is a neat open source JavaScript library that allows you to put dynamic maps inside of any web page. You can see an example of an OpenLayers-powered map at the OpenStreetMap site. Being an JavaScript library, all data supplied to OpenLayers must go through web services. In the first …

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SQL Anywhere Spatial Support and Google Maps

Earlier this month, as part of the Sybase Developer Days tour, I spent some time in Europe spreading the word about the next version of SQL Anywhere to listeners in Milan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Stockholm, and Paris. To exhibit the new spatial capabilities in SQL Anywhere ‘Innsbruck’, I showed …

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Creating a Simple Browser-Based iSQL

This is a modified version of a http://groups.google.com/group/sql-anywhere-web-development/browse_thread/thread/62acc8d0f5a8d07b I originally made in the SQL Anywhere Web Development Forum on September 3, 2009 There was recently a question in the SQL Anywhere Web Development Forum regarding how to use TYPE 'HTML' SQL Anywhere web services with dynamically generated queries that use …

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Reading and Writing .INI Files

The simple INI file has been a popular way for applications to persist application data in a human-editable, flat-file. A example INI file is: ; last modified Thursday, July 23 2009 @ 3:59 PM name      = Eric Farrar         company   = Sybase iAnywhere    [Car] make      = Honda               model     = Prelude              ; …

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Interview with OS Expert.Net

I recently did an interview with Stephan Ahlf of OSExpert.net (and frequent contributor to the SQL Anywhere Web Development forum) about SQL Anywhere: past, present, and future. The interview is too long to duplicate here, but you can head on over to OSExpert.net and read it there: Rise of the …

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