|Get a free copy of Sybase ASE!|
You may not want to spend the money for a full production license of ASE, but you would like to run ASE for example, for the purposes of evaluation, development or preparing yourself for an ASE certification exam.
Step 1: download the base product
To get a free copy, these are your options:
- A free Express Edition of ASE 15.7 for Linux can be downloaded here. While the ASE Express Edition is limited to 1 server engine, 2 Gb of memory and 5 Gb of disk space per server, the great thing is that this edition is free for production purposes! (note: these limits apply to an individual ASE server instance, NOT to the hardware itself -- if you want, you can run multiple ASE Express Edition servers on a multi-CPU Linux box).
- The free Developer's Edition for ASE 15.7 can be downloaded here and is available on all supported O/S platforms. This edition has most license options enabled, but it also has a pretty tight limit of 25 maximum user connections. The Developer's Edition may not be used for production purposes.
Step 2: download bug fixes (EBFs)
For most platforms, you can download patches (EBFs) from the public Sybase website without having a Sybase support contract. Go here:http://www.sybase.com/downloads, then click on "Maintenance Releases and Bug Fixes (EBFs)". It is a good idea to install the most recent patch every now and then so that you can benefit from bug fixes and new features.
Step 3: documentation
Once you have the ASE software, you'll also need the documentation. Follow this link for information where to get ASE documentation.