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Recently, the packaging for SAP Sybase Replication Server (SRS) has changed to reduce the complexity of matching SRS components to the most commonly found replication use cases.

Before I get into it – here is a quick SRS Packaging 101 to get all of us on the same page.

SRS is packaged into various SRS Editions.   Editions are further extended with SRS Options.    Editions typically represent a common use case, or usage scenario. Depending on the scenario, Options are sometimes embedded or bundled into the relevant Edition.

The following SRS Editions are available today:

Edition

Used For

SAP Sybase Replication Server, enterprise edition

Base Replication Server Solution - includes SAP Sybase ASE replication functionality for source and target.

SAP Sybase Replication Server, real time loading edition

Replicating data into SAP Sybase IQ from Oracle and SAP Sybase ASE

SAP Sybase Replication Server, heterogeneous edition

Replicating data between traditional RDBMS solutions - Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP Sybase ASE

SAP Sybase Replication Server, change data capture edition

Replicating data from traditional RDBMS solutions into ETL solutions - like SAP Data Services

SAP Sybase Replication Server, SAP HANA edition

Replicating data from traditional RDBMS solutions into SAP HANA

 

Tips:  

  • Decide on the SRS edition first, matching the closest possible scenario.
  • If the target database is not supported by SRS, the CDC Edition offers integration with SAP Data Services, which has extensive support for many different data management environments.

With the latest update to packaging, it is not often where the SRS Options are required – only SRS, Enterprise Edition does not include SRS Options.    The options all provide functionality to replicate from and/or to different source or target systems.


Here is a list of available options:

Edition

What is it used for

SAP Sybase Replication Server, option for Microsoft SQL Server

License to use Microsoft SQL Server as a source and target for replication

SAP Sybase Replication Server, option for IBM DB2

License to use DB2 as a source and target for replication

SAP Sybase Replication Server, option for oracle

License to use Oracle as a source and target for replication

SAP Sybase Replication Server, option for SAP HANA

License to use SAP HANA as a target database

 

Tips:

  • SRS, Real Time Loading Edition, Heterogeneous Edition, Change Data Capture Edition and HANA Edition already include all Options supported and certified for that use case.
  • SRS Heterogeneous Edition does not include the Data Assurance Option, or the Advanced Services Option.
  • It is only necessary to add Options to SAP Sybase Replication Server, Enterprise Edition

 

 


 

Here's a mapping that describes which options are included in Editions:

Edition

Option

SAP Sybase Replication Server, enterprise edition

None - includes ASE functionality by default (all editions do)

SAP Sybase Replication Server, real time loading edition

Includes Oracle Option - and IQ as a target - ASE functionality by default

SAP Sybase Replication Server, heterogeneous edition

Includes SQL Server, DB2, Oracle options -  ASE functionality by default.   Advanced Services and Data Assurance Features are not included in this package.

SAP Sybase Replication Server, change data capture edition

Includes SQL Server, DB2, Oracle options, and internal delta database - and ASE replication functionality by default

SAP Sybase Replication Server, SAP HANA edition

Includes SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, HANA options - ASE functionality by default

 

 

Finally – the following items are not available any more individually – because SAP Sybase Replication Server, Enterprise Edition, and all relevant Editions already includes the functionality.   

  • SAP Sybase Replication server
  • SAP Sybase Replication server, Advanced Services Option
  • SAP Sybase Replication server, Data Assurance Option

 

 

* For Mainframe Scenarios, Replication Agent for DB2 needs to be licensed separately.

 

 

In conclusion - SAP Sybase Replication Server Editions offer broad support for multiple use cases - be sure to look into some of the new Editions to unlock value in your organisation.

 

 

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