Datawarehouse instance of Sybase failed at weekend

Our Datawarehouse instance of Sybase ASE 12.5.3 failed during the early hours of Sunday 25th June. This resulted in people being called out and having to work on Sunday. It also meant we spent most of Monday playing catch-up. Huge inconvenience and waste of time.

According to Sybase support the issue which we experienced is a known issue and has been fixed in Sybase 12.5.4. Funny Sybase 12.5.4 was only released a few days ago. If only I had a $ for every occasion I had been told this by a vendor….I would be as rich as Bill Gates.

More worrying is RDBMSs have been in development for over 20 years and the vendors still can’t make them ultra reliable.

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