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Alternate for Sybase Client

2 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2012-06-02 00:45:20.0Z
Velu Posted on 2012-05-31 05:11:53.0Z
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Hello,

I've an application developed in PowerBuilder which has the
main interface with Oracle. And a small functionality in the
application connects to the Sybase v15 database. Application
is working fine after installing Sybase Client.

But, is there any workaround available to access sybase
database without Sybase Client? Our application will be used
from laptops as well, when the users work from home. Our
customer is concerned about the number Sybase Client
licenses that will be required to access the application, as
this goes unlimited.

Oracle is offering Oracle Insta Client - without any licese
cost for such cases. Do Sybase have any options like that?

Appreciate your help!!!

Thanks & Regards,
Velu


NJS Posted on 2012-06-02 00:45:20.0Z
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Sybase usually charges per ASE server and not for the sybase clients
(although I am not certain of various licensing schemes available).

If you don't need the Sybase client, you could look at any wire-protocol
ODBC driver or a JDBC driver like jTDS.

Again, I am not sure what you are trying to achieve, as you are paying
for the ASE database license.

On 5/31/2012 1:11 AM, Velu wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've an application developed in PowerBuilder which has the
> main interface with Oracle. And a small functionality in the
> application connects to the Sybase v15 database. Application
> is working fine after installing Sybase Client.
>
> But, is there any workaround available to access sybase
> database without Sybase Client? Our application will be used
> from laptops as well, when the users work from home. Our
> customer is concerned about the number Sybase Client
> licenses that will be required to access the application, as
> this goes unlimited.
>
> Oracle is offering Oracle Insta Client - without any licese
> cost for such cases. Do Sybase have any options like that?
>
> Appreciate your help!!!
>
> Thanks& Regards,
> Velu