Calculating the True Cost of RDBMS Ownership and How Sybase ASE Stacks Up: A Guide for SAP Business Suite Users
According to IDC, Sybase ASE's TCO was found to be 28% less than the TCO of other RDBMSs.
This white paper discusses ways in which most user organizations fail to take into account, or even acknowledge, key cost factors as they continually pay for their enterprise database applications. It also contains an exposition of the factors involved in calculating the TCO of an RDBMS in relation to an application database for an enterprise based on the established methodology and experience of IDC in performing such calculations. It considers some of the features of Sybase ASE that mitigate database-associated costs, and it provides details regarding the TCO analysis of some Sybase ASE customers.
The reader should learn the issues associated with application database costs, how to calculate such costs, and a useful approach to managing such costs going forward.