Oracle or Sybase
Photo: Feliciano Guimarães 

A question we often hear from customers preparing to deploy BPPM is which backend database we recommend, Sybase or Oracle.

For the longest time, the only database option available for ProactiveNet was the built-in Sybase ASE.  That made it an easy decision for many.  However, starting with BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management (BPPM) 8.6, Oracle has also been supported for the backend database. As you might expect, there are pluses and minuses either way.  Hopefully this discussion will help as you ponder the question for yourself.

This post started from an email I have been circulating among the Advantis team for the last year or so.  The email starts off with: “I can sell it either way…”  That’s true, but there’s more to it than that.
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