The following is a list of SQL Anywhere hallmarks that you can take advantage of:
Embeddability SQL Anywhere can be easily embedded inside other applications. It has a very small memory footprint. Its installation can be integrated completely with the application's installation, and its self-managing characteristics ensure that it is invisible to most end-users.
Optimized management SQL Anywhere contains a wide range of features to enable self-management and maintenance in frontline environments, including features that enable optimization of computer resources, self-tuning for improved performance, and simplification of remote installation and support.
Performance out of the box SQL Anywhere is designed to deliver outstanding performance, without ongoing tuning and administration. Features such as dynamic cache sizing, and auto generation of statistics mean that SQL Anywhere is ideal for environments that have no on-site database administrator.
Cross-platform support SQL Anywhere is available on many popular platforms, including Windows, Windows CE, Linux, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Macintosh. Unique to SQL Anywhere, its database files can be copied between platforms.
Interoperability and openness SQL Anywhere includes support for many common database interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, PHP, and Perl. This means that many popular application development tools can be used, including: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, PowerBuilder, and various web tools. SQL Anywhere features comprehensive support for Java, including the ability to run Java stored procedures inside the database server.
Integrated security SQL Anywhere provides full end-to-end security with 128-bit strong encryption of database tables, files, and communications streams between the application and the database, as well as the MobiLink synchronization stream. SQL Anywhere can audit data access, offers built-in user authentication, and can integrate with third-party authentication systems. SQL Anywhere also offers FIPS-certified encryption via a separately licensed security option. See SQL Anywhere security option.
Always available SQL Anywhere provides enterprise-caliber databases that operate on frontline systems and devices whether support or connectivity with enterprise systems is available or not. Its synchronization technologies ensure data can be exchanged with back-end databases, application servers, and messaging systems.