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My Group Lead says "Sybase is going away."

3 posts in Windows NT Last posting was on 2000-05-01 16:09:42.0Z
Chuck Boyce Posted on 2000-04-28 15:51:55.0Z
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My Group Lead (by no means a fan of Sybase. He'd rather have Oracle or
MS-SQL Server) said today: "Sybase is going away." I told him that was
in no way correct and read him the latest good news I recieved in the
mail from our local Sybase consulting team.

I know that AOL uses Sybase. Can anybody give me some examples to end
this silly conversation and let this gentleman know that Sybase is here
to stay?

Thanks.

Chuck

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Eric Miner Posted on 2000-05-01 16:09:42.0Z
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Chuck,

I think Peter has given you some good advice. Take a look at the web site
and maybe call Sybase for more info. It sounds to me like your boss has
been reading too much Oracle sales material. Sybase is not going away.
Peter lists some very good reasons. I'll add that Sybase owns the MEC
market (~60%) and the mobile market is exploding.

I worked very closely with MSSQL 7 and MS engineers for almost a year.
MSSQL 7 is not enterprise ready. Don't expect to do much tuning, they don't
let you. They've decided what's best for you and coded it in.

I hope this helps. But your boss needs to take a closer look at the world.
You might want to remind him of the cost of using Oracle (much less easy to
use than Sybase) or the fact that MSSQL has yet to become an enterprise
level RDBMS

Later
Eric

Sybase
ESD Engineering
Optimizer Group

Chuck Boyce wrote:

> My Group Lead (by no means a fan of Sybase. He'd rather have Oracle or
> MS-SQL Server) said today: "Sybase is going away." I told him that was
> in no way correct and read him the latest good news I recieved in the
> mail from our local Sybase consulting team.
>
> I know that AOL uses Sybase. Can anybody give me some examples to end
> this silly conversation and let this gentleman know that Sybase is here
> to stay?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chuck
>
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> Chuck Boyce chuck_boyce@operamail.com
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Peter Veilleux Posted on 2000-04-28 17:27:11.0Z
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Chuck,

do you guys use Sybase? Did he mean you aren't using Sybase anymore?

unless Sybase is getting sold to another company, I don't see them going
away....unless maybe they get sold to CA or something.

But seriously, there are some *huge* firms on Wall St. and in the financial
world using Sybase. Porting the stuff over to Oracle or MS-SQL would be a
monumental task. I don't know what these shops are doing for future
development, but their current stuff will be around for a while. Go out to
the Sybase web site and look at the Success Stories section. Some of the
names are pretty impressive: JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, Thomson
Financial, NYSE, AOL, etc. Sybase owns the financial sector, in terms of
databases, and is doing pretty well in the health care sector, as well.
Sure, the technology sector is not their strongest area, and I could see
where that could raise some questions. But after reading some gripes about
Oracle, and having just started digging my heels in with MS-SQL, I can't
imagine why someone would choose anything other than Sybase.....

sounds to me like your boss doesn't have the patience to learn Sybase.
There is an awful lot to it, that's for sure, especially in 12.0. Maybe if
he would open up his mind a little bit....have him talk to someone who has
been a Sybase and an Oracle DBA....

BTW, where is your boss getting this info? I'd be curious to see it.....

Peter

Chuck Boyce wrote:

> My Group Lead (by no means a fan of Sybase. He'd rather have Oracle or
> MS-SQL Server) said today: "Sybase is going away." I told him that was
> in no way correct and read him the latest good news I recieved in the
> mail from our local Sybase consulting team.
>
> I know that AOL uses Sybase. Can anybody give me some examples to end
> this silly conversation and let this gentleman know that Sybase is here
> to stay?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chuck
>
> --
> Chuck Boyce chuck_boyce@operamail.com
> http://www.geocities.com/chuck_boyce_jr/
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