If DataBase Administrator (DBA) staff is familiar with SQL Server or Oracle how difficult is it for them to learn SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)?
A DBA familiar with another database can use SAP ASE—the skills are very transferable. DBAs familiar with Microsoft SQL Server will find SAP ASE relatively simple to learn as both products share a common history; Microsoft purchased the source code for its SQL Server database from in 1994.
Also, something to think about - IT staffing is by far the largest cost factor associated with database operations. So a database that is easier to administer can significantly reduce total data center costs. In customer surveys by Bloor Research, 61% reported that SAP ASE is easier to administer and maintain than Oracle, requiring fewer DBA resources and resulting in average savings of 32%. Therefore, an initial investment in DBA training on SAP ASE can pay big dividends by way of decreased staff and time to manage the database.