Review: SAP SQL Anywhere Solutions for Internet of Things

Product Review: SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere is a top-notch tool for streamlining the collection and analysis of vital data required for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Since a Gartner report from 2014 predicted that between then and until 2019 there would be a 30 fold increase in devices that access the Internet, all companies stand to benefit from this SAP solution.

In addition to its usefulness for businesses’ IoT environments, SAP SQL Anywhere provides data management, synchronization and data exchange technologies that enable developers to rapidly design, build and deploy database-powered applications for mobile and remote environments where there is limited or no IT support.

Even with spotty or nonexistent Internet access, SAP SQL Anywhere synchronizes instantaneously without disrupting the dispersal of data and access to applications between corporate decision makers and off-site field workers and vice versa. It detects changes in the deployment environment for a myriad of IoT devices then analyzes the data when it syncs with the enterprise system. Anytime, anywhere, all business users can view the same data simultaneously, thanks to SAP’s database management software that delivers it securely to SAP HANA® platform.

Review: SAP SQL Anywhere Solutions for Internet of Things
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“Our typical uses cases are outside the traditional data center, where you don’t necessarily have that luxury of an on-site database administrator or IT staff,” Mike Paola, senior director of product marketing at SAP, said. “Customers are looking for applications that need the security, integrity and performance of those typical enterprise database applications, but they often need to run them unattended at remote and mobile sites.” This application can make a difference to a business of any size, whether they have no IT support whatsoever or want for nothing in terms of technology solutions. A huge corporation like Amazon can more easily track the path of sales by instantly accessing their inventory in warehouses around the world, especially ones in remote areas without reliable Internet connection. As their corporate offices track the metrics on what is in stock then their actual website will sell it to consumers and get the order out even faster from the distribution center. Less downtime equates to better business decisions and increased revenue.

In addition to its usefulness for businesses’ IoT environments, SAP SQL Anywhere provides data management, synchronization and data exchange technologies that enable developers to rapidly design, build and deploy database-powered applications for mobile and remote environments where there is limited or no IT support. It also excels at the synchronization and availability of data both in the cloud or on-premises, reduces downtime for maintenance and upgrades with features that include online rebuild, dynamic start and stop of connection protocols and point-in-time recovery, increases developer productivity, accelerates the release of new applications and has an easy installation without the need for outside help. Its tools for event handling and scheduling also allow organizations to preset remote maintenance tasks to occur at specific times or during given specific conditions.

Customers can choose from three different licenses for SAP SQL Anywhere. SAP SQL Anywhere, Edge Edition, workgroup version (core) is an entry-level offering that provides a base level of SAP SQL Anywhere technologies for $1,013 per license. It licenses the multi-user server of SAP SQL Anywhere, workgroup edition, for use on one computer and includes four user licenses. Each user may access the server as a networked client as well as use the remote database client components. The other SAP SQL Anywhere, Edge Edition workgroup version can utilize up to eight cores for $960 per license. Under these core metric, licenses for the remote database components (such as the Personal Server with synchronization or UltraLite with synchronization) are not included but are available separately in the SAP SQL Anywhere, Database and Sync client license. SAP SQL Anywhere, Database and Sync client is an add-on for $195 per license that allows one device to access the multi-user database server of SAP SQL Anywhere or the SAP SQL Anywhere remote database components (such as the Personal Server with Synchronization or UltraLite with Synchronization).

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SAP SQL Anywhere is available for purchase at the SAP Store, though resources are available to anyone with an interest through the SAP SQL Anywhere Installation Guide and SAP Enterprise Support Services. You can also read testimonials from companies currently utilizing the product on SAP’s website.

Should you have any additional questions, please send an email to [email protected]. The company will also have a presence at SAP TechEd Barcelona, November 8 – 19, 2016.

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Additional Resources

SAP SQL Anywhere Overview 

SAP SQL Anywhere Support Services / Programs

SAP SQL Anywhere Fact Sheet 

SAP SQL Anywhere Support Operating Systems

SAP SQL Anywhere Solution Brief 

SAP SQL Anywhere Overview Video

Kelsey Leljedal

Kelsey Leljedal is a web strategist from Philadelphia. She has enjoyed learning about changes in technology since her first web job in 2012. When she isn’t doing research she takes classes, creates art, reads, travels, and takes in the food and culture in the City of Brotherly Love. Contact Kelsey at [email protected]