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SAP has improved upon SAP ASE Small Business Edition (ASE SBE) with the release of SAP ASE Edge Edition providing small and medium sized businesses with the same enterprise-level features that are found in SAP ASE Enterprise EditionSAP ASE Edge Edition can run on physical or virtual machines with 4 cores or less.  Machines are not limited to 2 chips as they were for SAP ASE SBE.  This gives small businesses the ability to leverage the benefits of virtualization on today’s more powerful, multi-core platforms.

SAP ASE Edge Edition replaces SAP ASE SBE and includes many options that were not available to SAP ASE SBE customers.  Every license includes:

  • Security and Directory Services which provides SSL, LDAP authentication, row-level security, and more to provide the highest levels of security and protection from un-authorized access
  • Encryption of sensitive information such as credit card numbers or SSNs that can only be decrypted by authorized users
  • Intelligent Partitioning of data based on its content, which improves performance, shortens maintenance times, and simplifies operations for aging data
  • Compression which can lower storage costs and improve I/o performance
  • Warm standby replication of ASE Edge data to protect businesses from data loss and accessibility in the event of a system failure

SAP ASE Edge Edition provides small and medium sized businesses with enterprise-grade features for enhanced performance, advanced security, and data availability in the event of hardware failure.  It can be purchased through SAP partners at a low price point that will fit the budget of small businesses.

***UPDATE: How to locate an SAP Partner***

Partner Finder is LIVE on Global and US sites!  You can access it from the “Search our database” link on the Partners menu item or go directly here.

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  1. Peter Dobler

    Good news indeed. The only limit are the 4 cores. Which has some SBE clients worried about performance when upgrading. 4 cores in the threaded kernel architecture, plus modern CPU architecture are powerful enough to deliver the same or better performance as the previous 2 socket / 8 core limit of ASE SBE.

    Some of our clients are already moving to ASE Edge and we will be able to report first hand how the new kernel will perform against the old ASE SBE.

  2. Joseph Shaffner


    This is amazing.  The cost of encryption, partitions, security and compression combined was ~25K per core alone. With the disk savings (which make perfect sense for all backs and historical data)  alone ASE Edge would pay for itself easily.

    Seems almost too good to be true. 


    Joseph Shaffner | Vice President, SAP Solutions | Bradmark Technologies, Inc.

  3. Bart Pontzeele

    I see next pricing for ASE Edge edition:

    – SAP ASE Edge Edition [Commercial – Perpetual Licence (1) Core – Electronic *1st Year Maintenance with Enterprise Support Is Mandatory* *Non-Returnable* Windows]:   xxx$

    So, do we have to buy an ASE Edge edition license for each core on a 4 core machine? or is it one license for all cores at once?

  4. Eliana De Celis

    Ron, is it still limited to the 4 cores. I have an SBE customer worried about performance when upgrading given that 4 cores are not enough

    1. Chris Baker

      If there are concerns about resource restrictions limiting possible performance, then the customer should be looking to upgrade to Enterprise Edition.

      1. Mike Willett

        Would a customer moving from ASE Edge Edition to Enterprise also have to pay for the Compression option in the Enterprise edition ?

        1. Chris Baker

          As far as I know, if they move to ASE EE using the AS Platform Edition, it is included (along with Partitions and Encryption).


    1. Bret Halford

      Hi Stasa,

      Ron left SAP some time ago; he last logged into SCN in March 2015.
      I think Edge is available for 15.7 but support doesn’t have much information

      of the Edge edition.  I would expect whichever partner you approach to discuss

      getting an Edge edition license will be able to tell you about version availability.

      (see link to list of partners at the bottom of Ron’s posting).


      1. Stasa Lokmer

        Thank you Bret, really appreciated. As Ron’s post is explaining, Sybase EDGE replaced Sybase SBE, so there is really no EDGE edition, and I am inquiring about Sybase EDGE 15.7 for RHEL and Windows.

        1. John Morabito

          The ASE Edge Edition is certified to run with version 15.7. We have many customers who have purchased these core based licenses here at Dobler Consulting Services. Many customers who had been running ASE Small Business Edition have moved to the Edge Edition to meet virtualization requirements. ASE Edge allows you to generate a sub-capacity license using a core based metric. ASE SBE is a chip based license and can only be run in a virtual environment at the machine level.  

      2. Stasa Lokmer

        Hi Bret,

        It seems that SYBASE EDGE is only available as SYBASE EDGE Advanced, which is more costly.
        Why is that, as we were planning to use Sybase EDGE?


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