When it comes to Sybase IQ, SAP Education North America’s Gary Tyrrell has some words of wisdom as well as some words of comfort.
So you’re starting to play with SAP Sybase IQ (or just “IQ” for short). Chances are, your immediate reaction is a mixture of two opposite emotional responses: 1) This is really neat and powerful 2) I have no idea how to make this work. The good news is, everybody falls somewhere into that particular cognitive dissonance field at the start; in part that’s by design, because IQ treats a lot of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of a relational database management system in very different ways than you’ve been accustomed to. Get used to a few key elements, learn how to handle a few unique situations, and you’ll be well on your way to making IQ sing.
Want to find out how to make IQ sing? Check out Gary’s new blog, in which he outlines the curriculum paths for administrators and developers: The Quick and Dirty Guide to Sybase IQ Training