I am new to sybase. I do have experience with database admin (oracle). I know general db concepts. What would be a good way to get started. Can I download s/w and documentation like for oracle, install it on my pc etc. Or is sybase on PC SQL Server. Any guide/doc/paper/note to get sybase terms corresponding to oracle terms so I can understand better.Thanks. Sorry if this is a repeat question. Any other help is appreciated. Thanks
Of the below links : The first two did not work for. I went to the last one and was able to go thru the books. Thanks a lot. I need to get started with tasks like login to database, simple select quries, shutdown and startup of database.
What is Sybase ASE
Where to get a free copy of Sybase ASE
The Sybase doco (as with Oracle) is for reference, and very necessary when you need to look something up, but it is not a good way to get started. I would suggest you buy one of the better Sybase Admin books on the open market. These have good sections for Oracle/MS DBAs switching to Sybase; as well as "how to do a task" sections.
Sure, you can get a free developer version of ASE, but that is a steep learning curve (as with Oracle), unless you know "how to do a task".