As many of you probably know, SAP has changed quite a bit the way ASE product is licensed. Those who do probably remember this image – released about a year ago by SAP.
Platform & Edge editions are quite a nice addition to ASE license basket.
However, a thing not so straightforward – although no less attractive – with Platform edition is that it comes with IQ & RS cores interchangeable with ASE cores.
A thing even less straightforward is that… RS comes with ASO and HVAR license included – and IQ comes with VLDB and ASO packed in!
Now, I do not know what you think, but I think this is awesome. IMO this pretty much obsoletes requesting separate ASE/RS/IQ licenses (unless there is a specific feature not covered by PE – e.g. IMDB/ECDA &c).
I’m loving it. Hope you too…