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SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server is a full-featured, easily embeddable, high performance client/server data management system specifically designed to meet the needs of business application developers. Advantage is unique among the SAP database offerings in that it provides both Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) table-based and SQL-based data access, providing a growth path for database applications to utilize enterprise-caliber feature sets.

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Advantage Database Server is available in two main versions. Advantage Local Server (ALS) is a FREE file/server database. Advantage Database Server (ADS) is the flagship true client/server database product. The same code based is used for both products providing scalability and a growth path for the database to grow as your application and business grows.


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SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server Brochure discusses the features and functionality included in the Advantage Database Server solution


SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server Trail Version is a fully functioning 30-day evaluation version of Advantage including free clients. Start exploring the power, flexibility, ease-of-use, and scalability of Advantage today.

SAP Sybase Advantage Local Server is a FREE file/server database designed for local and peer-to-peer environments that can be distributed royalty free. Local Server uses the same code base as the full Advantage Database Server product which allows your product to quickly scale when the time comes.


SAP Sybase Advantage Database Server Free Downloads provides access to the latest service packs, tools, and clients for Advantage.

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