The ability of SQL Anywhere to act as an Open Server enables Sybase applications such as Replication Server and OmniConnect to work with SQL Anywhere.
The Open Server interface enables support for Sybase Replication Server: Replication Server connects through the Open Server interface, enabling SQL Anywhere databases to act as replicate sites in Replication Server installations.
For your database to act as a primary site in a Replication Server installation, you must also use the Replication Agent for Sybase SQL Anywhere, also called a Log Transfer Manager.
For information about the Replication Agent, see Replicating Data with Replication Server.
Sybase OmniConnect provides a unified view of disparate data within an organization, allowing users to access multiple data sources without having to know what the data looks like or where to find it. In addition, OmniConnect performs heterogeneous joins of data across the enterprise, enabling cross-platform table joins of targets such as DB2, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle, and VSAM.
Using the Open Server interface, SQL Anywhere can act as a data source for OmniConnect.