SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) Technical Information

System Requirements for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise

View technical information documentation to manage, and configure SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE).

Technical prerequisites

Understand the basics of system administration, such as resource issues, character sets, sort orders, and system diagnoses.

Administration fundamentals

Learn how to efficiently manage servers and also back up and restore your business and user relational database systems.

Failover for high-availability systems

Discover how you can set up a cluster by using failover capabilities designed by SAP for high-availability systems.

Security administration

Review the latest provisions for cloud security for SAP ASE. Learn how to administer role-base security and external authentication.

Database encryption

Get the instructions you need to set up and maintain full database and column-level encryption to keep your deployment of SAP ASE secure.

Plan and simplify your implementation

Optimize database migration and runtime

Learn best practices for streamlined database operations and migration for solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and running on SAP ASE.

Monitor availability and historical performance

Track various performance metrics and gather statistics to gain insight into user patterns and behaviors of devices, caches, and processes.

Define your server runtime environment

Facilitate new ways of managing and storing data and logic with a runtime environment for Java in your database server.

Use self-contained, modular, applications

Adopt a high-performance, enterprise-class RDBMS that is well-suited for mission-critical, data-intensive Web environments.

High-availability disaster recovery system

Review the high-availability and disaster-recovery node for your deployment of SAP Business Technology Platform or SAP Business Suite software.

Optimize operations

Fine-tune database performance and efficiency

Understand the basics of database performance and tuning to better manage, maintain, and run your applications at peak performance.

Enhance performance with statistical analysis

Review best practices for storing and displaying data analytics and using the set statistics command to assess server information.

Maintain locking and concurrency control

Get familiar with a variety of locking schemas to enhance performance in SAP ASE and select indexes to minimize concurrency.

Get a statistical snapshot of the state of SAP ASE

Track the condition of your implementation of SAP ASE. Learn how to query a set of system tables to monitor diagnostic information.

Refine the performance of your physical database

Improve RDBMS performance by optimizing physical data placement, managing space allocated for data, and running temporary databases.

Enable query processing and abstract plans

Match query demands with the best optimization techniques. Discover how to use optimizer processor queries and abstract plans.


The extensibility of SAP ASE is defined by software and server development.

Software development kit

Dive into a library of resources that can help you make the best use of the software development capabilities of SAP ASE.

Open server integration

Develop applications and customize servers by integrating the SAP Open Server solution with the software development kit for SAP ASE.

Data warehousing

Leverage scenarios for specific functions by using the SAP NetWeaver Application Server component for ABAP and SAP Business Warehouse.

Security and trust for cloud applications

The built-in security features and add-on solutions you need to help protect your enterprise

While SAP safeguards your digital assets and trusted data, your team can be freed from time-consuming security tasks and focus more on business innovation. 

  • Data security to help protect confidentiality and data integrity
  • Business process security to support compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Risk and threat mitigation with constant improvement across operations