Sybase ASE on Linux
Sybase released a free version of Adaptive Server Enterprise for linux a
few years ago, and has now moved linux to the "core" platforms that
it supports. Sybase on linux is available from http://linux.sybase.com/.
NEW (Sep 8 2004): Sybase has just started offering the
Sybase ASE Express Edition for linux. If I read the document
correctly this is a FREE (also for production) copy of ASE 12.5.2. It is
limited to 1 engine, 2GB of RAM and 5GB of disk. Given the power of
today's CPUs this can already offer quite a server - without having
to pay the licensing costs.
Please see http://www.sybase.com/linuxpromo for more information.
There is also a free download of Developer
versions of the latest releases of ASE (currently ASE 12.5.2). These developer
versions are full-featured versions that are freely available, where most of
the "extra-cost" options are turned on, but that are limited to a single
engine and 25 user connections. They are free for use in development.
I have written an ASE Install Guide for Linux to help newcomers get started.
There is a Sybase on linux mailing list hosted by the
International Sybase User Group. Messages
can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
and you can subscribe to the list by going to http://www.isug.com/ISUG2/ase_linux_form.html.
The mailing list is archived and searchable at http://mathforum.org/epigone/ase-linux-list.