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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Breaking news on the WSJ website says SAP has agreed to acquire Sybase. There is no associated article right now, just the headline.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:56 pm 
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There's an article about it here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/SAP-Buying-Sybase-for-58-allthingsd-414635418.html?x=0&.v=1

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:21 pm 
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The two companies announced that Sybase will operate as a standalone unit under the name “Sybase, an SAP Company.”

Where have we heard that before...

The article seems to focus on "mobile" solutions. Not sure I get that.

Between Business Objects buying Crystal, then SAP buying BOBJ, we've had quite a few years of upheaval. I was looking forward to getting some products that actually work well together, and they go and buy another company.

I guess we'll see how it turns out. Wish I still owned Sybase stock. icon_smile.gif

Here's an interesting thought: where does this leave Microsoft?

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:46 pm 
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I guess microsoft better start making BO friendly products kinda like LiveOffice/MS Office lol.gif


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Guys are we in the right forumn to be discussing this? I'm going to report this so Jansi can yell at you two icon_razz.gif

I think it's okay for this topic to stay here as it speaks about SAP in general. (or because two great men of B icon_mrgreen.gif B replied icon_smile.gif )

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Dave, Michael ...she took your side icon_eek.gif i was just kidding Jansi icon_smile.gif ....I stand corrected. In anycase, perhaps MS can buy Netezza or something; you know like a new round of bigger fish eating the big fish ......like we had couple of years ago.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:39 am 
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Interesting - I think I had a hint of the new 'togetherness' when fiddling recently with Sybase IQ 15 connectivity - their portal has a Dec 2009 dedication to SAP/BO XI3 Edge connectivity with Sybase on their portal icon_wink.gif

http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1066768#TestNote2

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:03 am 
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Dave Rathbun wrote:
Here's an interesting thought: where does this leave Microsoft?

I thought that by now Microsoft surely would have a been a leader in BI. They couldn't have messed up any more even if they tried. SQl 2008 and SQL 2010 don't seem to be much better even woith Power pivots in Excel 2010. It seems that the folks in Redmond just don't get it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:01 am 
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Microsoft won't really develop anything from the Scratch.
They watch out, Mix everything and finally copy cat in to another product with some glassy / colorful look and feel.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:10 am 
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what is the main reason to this latest deal?

Sybase is a database software, which will make it less depend on Oracle products


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:28 am 
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chanduk7 wrote:
Sybase is a database software, which will make it less depend on Oracle products
SAP dependant on Oracle products?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:54 am 
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I don't think this will have any effect on BOBJ tools for a number of years.

The only impact I see is maybe a move away from using MySQL as the "default" database for CMS and Audit, and replacing it with some local Sybase database.

BOBJ tools will always need to support all the major database players - Oracle, Microsoft, etc for both CMS/Audit - and datasources.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Nick Daniels wrote:
chanduk7 wrote:
Sybase is a database software, which will make it less depend on Oracle products
SAP dependant on Oracle products?

SAP did not own a database back end. Their sales reps would go out and sell DB2 or Oracle as the back end, resulting in license fees going to a competitor. Now they can work on curtailing that.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:11 am 
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Dave Rathbun wrote:
SAP did not own a database back end. Their sales reps would go out and sell DB2 or Oracle as the back end, resulting in license fees going to a competitor. Now they can work on curtailing that.


This above one also crossed my mind... but

Sybase is not THE RDBMS to do your ERP on....(at least that's my perception)

And on top of that Sybase is a overkill for a substantial part of the SAP customers....

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:19 am 
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Is Sybase more aimed at highend enterprise customers then?
Also, why can't you use it for ERP?
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