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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: getting started

    Hi,
    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

  2. #2
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    Sybase has 3 database products
    ASE - Adaptive Server Enterprise,
    ASIQ - Adaptive Server IQ and
    SQL Anywhere or ASA

    Here are some links related to ASE
    What is Sybase ASE
    Where to get a free copy of Sybase ASE
    SyBooks Online

  3. #3
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    thank you

    pdreyer,
    Thank you.

    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.

    Thanks

    What is Sybase ASE
    Where to get a free copy of Sybase ASE
    SyBooks Online

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    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".
    Regards
    Derek Asirvadem (Formerly DerekA)
    Information Architect / Senior Sybase DBA
    Copyright 2009 Software Gems Pty Ltd

    I answer questions from the Original Poster only. If you have a genuine question, as the moderators have requested, start a new thread.

    http://www.softwaregems.com.au

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