commonly refers to Adaptive Server Enterprise
, the flagship relational database
system developed by Sybase, Inc.
It is also used to refer to the company itself. Sybase was a developer of the pioneering Ingres
system that also led to Informix
and NonStop SQL
, as well as the majority of other SQL systems currently in use. Sybase was traditionally the #2 database system behind Oracle
, though it suffered a major downturn in fortune in the later half of the 1990s when Informix started outselling it by a wide margin. Today Informix is no longer there (having been bought by IBM
). As judged by revenue, IBM has taken the lead in the overall database market with Oracle a close second. The #3 position is occupied by Sybase's own offspring, Microsoft SQL Server
. Today Sybase is well behind its major competitors, with less than 10% market share.
Sybase has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, California, and trades on the NYSE under the symbol SY.
- Sybase online documentation (replaces the manuals):