SQL Anywhere Studio 8

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-12-31 Print this article Print

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iAnywhere Solutions SQL Anywhere is an all-around good performer for organizations that need to deploy databases to branch offices or to mobile workers using laptops or PDAs that only connect back to headquarters once or twice a day.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Priority-based replication lets users be connected for less time while still synchronizing key data, lowering communication costs.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Deploying sophisticated database engines to mobile users enables them to do more complex analysis tasks without being connected, making them more mobile and better informed.

PROS: Supports many platforms; sophisticated database engine; very programmable; stronger encryption and more flexible replication; profiler and graphical query plan display.

CONS: Management tools lack simple ways to administer indexes; some interface bugs.

Sybase Inc., Emeryville, Calif.; (510) 922-3500; www.sybase.com/products/mobilewireless/anywhere

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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