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SAP SQL Anywhere 16.0 Components by Platforms

The following tables list components that are available across each platform supported by SAP SQL Anywhere. Note that, with a few exceptions, components that are available in all supported platforms are not listed. For ease of reading, the platforms are grouped by operating system vendor, operating system name and processor architecture.

Information about support for a specific operating system version is located at SAP SQL Anywhere Supported Platforms and Engineering Support Status.

The following tables are available:

  1. Databases
  2. Synchronization, Messaging and Replication
  1. Administration Tools
  2. Documentation


SQL Anywhere

Note: SQL Anywhere 16 database servers support connections from client applications using software from version 6.0.0 or later. Version 5 and earlier clients cannot connect to a version 16 database server.


Microsoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
Personal database serverXXXXXXXXXX26
Network database serverXXXXXXXXXXX26
Remote data accessXXXXXXX
External stored proceduresXX2XXXXXXX
Dynamic cache sizingXXXXXXXXXX
C++ development toolsXXXXXXXXX
5.0 Compatibility DLLsX
International Resource Deployment KitXX
Accessibility enablementX
RSA Encrypted Client-Server CommunicationsXXXXXXXXXXX
Java in the databaseXXXXXXXXX
Kerberos clients 32XXXXXXX
LDAP authenticationXXXXXXXX
OData componentsXXXX
ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
Embedded SQLXXXXX23XX23X23XXX23X23
Open ClientXXXX23XX23
SQL Anywhere JDBC 5XXXX23XX23XXXX23X23
Database toolsXXXXX23XX23X23XX23X23
Database utilities
Histogram (dbhist)XX
Language (dblang)XX
Service creation (dbsvc)XXXXX
All other utilitiesXXXXXXXXXX
ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
Separately licensed components
FIPS Approved Encrypted Client-Server CommunicationsXXXX
High availabilityXXXXXXXXX
Read-only scale-outXXXXXXXXX


ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsRIMGoogleApple
x86/x64MobilePPC 2003BlackBerryAndroidiOSOS XJava ME/SELinux x64 24Linux ARM
UltraLite databasesXXXXXXX
UltraLite engineXXXX
Runtime APIs
UL embedded SQLXXXXX
UL C++ componentXXXXXXX
ActiveSync 8XX
RSA Encrypted MobiLink CommunicationsXXXXXXX
Separately licensed components
FIPS Approved Encrypted MobiLink CommunicationsXX

Synchronization, Messaging and Replication


ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
MobiLink Server
MobiLink synchronization serverXX15XX27,34XX
.NET synchronization logicXX15
Java synchronization logicXX15XXXX18

Notifier 28

RSA Encrypted MobiLink CommunicationsXX15XXXX
Relay Server
Relay ServerXX
MobiLink Profiler
MobiLink ProfilerXXXXXX
MobiLink Client
MobiLink client for SQL AnywhereXXXXXXXX



MobiLink ActiveSync provider 22

RSA Encrypted MobiLink CommunicationsXXXXXXXXX
Separately licensed components
FIPS Approved Encrypted MobiLink CommunicationsX




For a list of platforms that can run the Relay Server and a list operating systems that it was tested on, please refer to this document.

The MobiLink server communicates with the consolidated databases through an ODBC driver. The ODBC driver may not be available for some consolidated databases on some platforms. The consolidated database and MobiLink server are not required to run on the same platform. Provided the consolidated database is running on a supported platform as specified by the database vendor, and the MobiLink server is communicating with the consolidated database using a supported ODBC driver, this is considered a supported MobiLink server configuration. The following table lists the platforms that can run the MobiLink server for supported consolidated databases.

For more details about the ODBC drivers, please refer to the document Recommended ODBC Drivers for MobiLink.

Consolidated databasesMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
SAP SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 and 16.0XX15XXXX


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5 and 15.7X15X
SAP IQ 15.4X15X
Oracle 10g, 11g, and 12cXX15XXX
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012XX15
IBM DB2 UDB LUW 9.7 and 10.1X15X
MySQL 5.1.3 and 5.5.16X15X

SQL Remote for SQL Anywhere

ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
SQL Anywhere Message Agent (dbremote)XXXXX4XX4
SQL Anywhere extraction utility (dbxtract)XXXX4XX4
File sharing message systemXXXXX4XX4
FTP message system 17XXXXX4XX4
SMTP/POP message system 17XXXXX4XX4
HTTP/HTTPS message system 17XXXXX4XX4
SA encoding (dbencod)XXXX4XX4

Administration Tools

ComponentsMicrosoft WindowsLinuxSun SolarisApple OS XIBM AIXHP-UX
Administration Tools
Sybase CentralXXX21XXX16
Interactive SQLXXX21XX7XX7X16X7X7
Database network server connections monitor (dbconsole) 30XXX21XXX16
Database and synchronization server monitor (Web-based SQL Anywhere Monitor) 1XXX21X

Compatibility with existing Sybase Central software

  • Full support - The SQL Anywhere plug-in for Sybase Central fully supports any database created by version 11 or later software running on a version 11 or later server. For example, version 11 databases running on version 11, 12, or 16 servers; version 12 databases running on version 12 or 16 database servers; and version 16 databases running on a version 16 database server.
  • Unload/reload-only support - For databases created by version 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 software running on a version 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 database server, you can connect to the database from the SQL Anywhere plug-in temporarily to do one of the following tasks:
    • Unload the database into a reload file.
    • Unload and reload the database into a new version 16 database.
    • Unload and reload the database into an existing version 16 database.

The files for the database being unloaded must be located on the local computer.

  • No support - There is no support in the SQL Anywhere plug-in for databases created by version 4 or earlier software running on a version 5 or earlier server.

SQL Anywhere Monitor Supported Versions

You can use the Monitor to collect metrics about the following versions of SQL Anywhere databases, MobiLink servers, MobiLink server farms, and Relay Server farms:

  • SQL Anywhere  11.0.0, 11.0.1, 12.0.0, 12.0.1, 16.0
  • MobiLink 11.0.0 with at least the first EBF applied, 11.0.1, 12.0.0, 12.0.1, 16.0
  • Relay Server 12.0.0, 12.0.1, 16.0


The complete SQL Anywhere documentation is available in four formats:

  • DocCommentXchange DocCommentXchange is a community for accessing and discussing SQL Anywhere documentation on the web. To access the documentation, go to
  • HTML Help On Windows platforms, the HTML Help contains the complete SQL Anywhere documentation, including the books and the context-sensitive help for SQL Anywhere tools. To access the documentation, choose Start » Programs » SQL Anywhere » Documentation » HTML Help (English).
  • PDF The complete set of SQL Anywhere books is provided as a set of Portable Document Format (PDF) files. You must have a PDF reader to view information.

To access the PDF documentation on Windows operating systems, choose Start » Programs » SQL Anywhere » Documentation » PDF (English).

To access the PDF documentation on Linux, Unix and OS X operating systems, use a web browser to open /documentation/en/pdf/index.html under the SQL Anywhere installation directory.


1 The SQL Anywhere Monitor can be installed under Windows and Linux. The Web-based interface can be accessed on any platform with a JavaScript-enabled browser and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

2 The older interface to external stored procedures is available only in 32-bit software.

3 ODBC driver manager may not be available. May have to link directly to ODBC driver.

4 32-bit software.

5 Requires JRE 1.6 or higher.

7 Does not include certain features, compared to the admin tools provided on other operating systems.

8 Requires Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center or ActiveSync 3.1 or higher.

10 Requires .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 or 3.5.

12 Requires Windows Mobile 5 or later.

15 Only 64-bit MobiLink server components are supported on 64-bit operating systems.

16 You must install Java if you want to use this component.  It is available from

17 For all systems other than the file sharing system, you must have purchased and installed the appropriate message system software for SQL Remote to function over this system. SQL Remote does not include the underlying message system software.

18 Set LIBPATH to include the directory containing an installed JRE.

21 Only 64-bit administration tools supported on 64-bit Linux.

22 Requires Microsoft Windows Mobile Center or ActiveSync 3.5 or higher.

23 32-bit and 64-bit clients.

24 Tested on the following platform:

  • Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.2.0-23-generic, glibc 2.15

26 Requires HP Transport Optional Upgrade Release (TOUR) 3.1 or higher, available from

28 Requires JRE 1.7 or higher

30 For Windows CE, Solaris x64, AIX, HP-UX, and Linux Itanium: On these platforms you can use the connection, database, and server properties to obtain information or you can monitor your server from a computer running an operating system that supports the SQL Anywhere Console (such as Windows XP/200x, OS X, or Linux).

32 A list of Kerberos clients tested with SQL Anywhere is available here:

33 BlackBerry OS 4.1 or higher (except BB10).

34 64-bit Solaris SPARC only.