close-up-shell-4SAP has replaced ASE Small Business Edition (SBE) with ASE Edge Edition. ASE Edge is limited to 4 cores but there are no limits on memory, storage or the number of users.

At a very low price point, this product is an excellent choice for systems that do not require a high number of cores but may still need high volumes of processing, however ASE’s new multi-threaded architecture combined with modern processors allows for high volumes of processing on a limited core count.

This is a great solution for virtualised and cloud based environments.

The  product includes a free license of Replication Server for warm standby of ASE Edge Edition. With SAP’s flexible licensing model this allows you to implement a standby system at no additional cost.

It also includes as standard many previously additional licensed options:

  • Security and Directory Services which provides SSL, LDAP authentication, row-level security and more to provide the highest levels of security and protection from un-authorized access
  • Encryption of sensitive information such as credit card numbers or SSNs that can only be decrypted by authorized users
  • Intelligent Partitioning of data based on its content, which improves performance, shortens maintenance times, and simplifies operations for aging data
  • Compression which can lower storage costs and improve I/o performance
  • Warm standby replication of ASE Edge data to protect businesses from data loss and accessibility in the event of a system failure

ASE Edge is only available to purchase through SAP partners.


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ASE Encryption – Protect sensitive data with minimal performance impact

ASE Semantic Partitions – Partition data to deliver lower cost and higher performance.

ASE Security and Directory Services – Ensure data privacy with row level access control, encryption of data in transit and integration with Active Directory, LDAP and PAM module.

ASE Compression – Compression of structured and unstructured data, reducing physical storage costs; improving cache and I/O efficiency.