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SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is a high-performance relational database management system for mission-critical, data-intensive environments. It ensures highest operational efficiency and throughput on a broad range of platforms.

  • Licensing Options for ASE Enterprise Edition and Options:
  • CPU License Model:  With the CPU License Model, the entire machine is licensed for internal and external users regardless of the number of processors on which the software is installed or running.  All cores/processors on the machine must be licensed.  
    • Purchasing Guidelines:  
      • Purchase one CP, DT or SF License for each physical processor/core on the machine.
    • Examples:
      • Single-core machine example: To license 2 single-core machines with 4 single-core processor CPU's, 8 CP licenses must be purchased (2 machines x 4 cores each).
      • Multi-core machine example: To license 2 multi-core machines with 4 dual-core processor CPU's, 16 CP licenses must be purchased (2 machines x 8 cores each).
    • Multi-core Pricing - Scaling Coefficient:  Sybase offers a pricing scaling coefficient on Multi-core machines for specific products.  For multi-core eligible license types and machines, the List Price is determined by applying the Multi-core Scaling Coefficient to the License and Support price.  For detailed information, go to the Help Topic Multi-core Scaling Coefficient.
  • Networked Server/Seat License Model:  Licenses a Server and Networked Seats for internal use only. For more information, go to ASE Enterprise Edition Seat Policy.
    • Purchasing Guidelines: 
      • Purchase one Server License (SR) for each machine.
      • Purchase the appropriate number of Seat Licenses (ST). 
    • The purchase of a Server License (SR) for Adaptive Server Enterprise - Enterprise Edition for use on any machine must be accompanied by the purchase of at least twenty (20) Networked Seat (ST) or Concurrent User (CU) licenses per core/processor for each core/processor contained on the machine.  For the avoidance of doubt, the minimum Seat or Concurrent User requirement shall also apply to any additional cores/processors added to the machine in the future.

Licensing Options for ASE Small Business Edition (SBE):

  • Chip License Model:  The Chip License Model licenses the entire machine for internal and external users.  
    • Purchasing Guidelines: 
      • Purchase one CH, DH or SH License for each CHIP on the machine.   
    • Examples:
      • Single-chip machine example: To license 1 single chip machine with 2 single-core processor CPU's, 1 CH license must be purchased (1 machine x 1 CHIP).
      • Multi-chip machine example: To license 1 multi-core machines with 2 dual-core processor CHIPS, 2 CH licenses must be purchased (1 machine x 2 CHIPs).
    • Sybase ASE Small Business Edition may only be installed on a machine that has a maximum configuration of 2 CHIPS (sockets) per the manufacturers’ maximum configuration.  The limitation on the number of chips is per machine. A partition with less than 2 chips within a machine of more than 2 chips does not qualify for ASE SBE. 

ASE feature and option availability varies by platform.

For more information on Sybase License Models or License Types, go to Sybase License Info or License Definitions

For more information on ASE product-specific terms, go to Product Specific License Terms.



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