SQL Anywhere technologies are used in many different ways by over 10000 customers. Four common uses of SQL Anywhere are:
Client-server applications Whether it is 5, 50, 500 users or more, SQL Anywhere is a powerful database solution for server applications, providing high performance out of the box, with low maintenance and cost.SQL Anywhere easily scales to support hundreds of active users, hundreds of gigabytes of data, and hundreds of millions of rows. Yet many ease-of-use and administration features ensure that costs stay down as performance scales up. This deployment model works best when the majority of users are connected to the network. See Client/server applications and multi-user databases.
Desktop applications SQL Anywhere delivers enterprise-caliber features, but without the bulky characteristics of an enterprise database. Its robust reliability and performance, along with highly efficient usage of memory and system resources, ensure that the database can be hidden from laptop and desktop users.Organizations embed SQL Anywhere databases in their applications because SQL Anywhere databases are built for use in widely-deployed, minimum administration environments, and require minimal memory and disk space. See Desktop applications and embedded databases.
Remote office applications SQL Anywhere data exchange architectures address the challenges of managing and sending data within and between offices and workers that are geographically distributed.Companies choose SQL Anywhere database and data exchange technologies to provide remote workers with the data they need to run their operations effectively, while providing the central office with the critical information that gives the pulse of the business. See Consolidated and remote databases.
Mobile and wireless applications Recognized as the industry's leading mobile database, SQL Anywhere gives mobile workers the ability to have access to their data and corporate applications. Regardless of connection or application type, SQL Anywhere data exchange technologies ensure that mobile workers stay productive with the information they need, when they need it. Workers can access information and queue up transactions offline, reducing communications costs while increasing application and battery performance.Companies depend on SQL Anywhere for reliable management of data and mobile applications running on laptops, handheld devices, and smartphones. See: