Research Paper: 
2019 State-of-the-Sybase/ASE Market

Timely research explores how the Sybase/ASE user community plans to move forward with their database strategy.

A survey of Sybase/ASE users uncovered insights into how the 2025 end of mainstream maintenance (EoMM) will play out. While SAP is pushing for a direct migration to SAP HANA, many companies are weighing their options. Choices include maintaining or upgrading their existing Sybase/ASE system through in-house maintenance or third-party support, or migrating to another database solution. 

This research is the first in years to benchmark the Sybase market. In exposing the state of the Sybase community, this survey provides compelling details regarding the Sybase IT roadmap of peer organizations. Our hope is that this will inform public and private discussions concerning Sybase-related business strategies.

Key survey findings:

Most Sybase/ASE users are happy with their systems and would prefer to keep them. 

Almost a third of companies planning to migrate to another system will do so within a year, while nearly half are committed to migrating within the next five years.

Oracle Database is a more popular choice than SAP HANA among those planning to migrate.

Postgres is another popular choice, particularly among retailers.

Users’ support type also influences their planning. Most companies who’ve replaced SAP support with third-party support plan to maintain their Sybase/ ASE installations for as long as possible.

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