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Is it possible to licence and run SQL Anywhere on Amazon AWS?

Is it possible to licence, install and run Windows dbsrv17.exe on Amazon AWS / EC2 / Lambda to provide full client server database (-x TCPIP) and web (-xs HTTP) access over the internet?

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  • Jul 27, 2017 at 01:08 PM
    from:	Ito, Sawa
    date:	Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:30 AM
    subject: Your question on SAP Community - Is it possible to license and run SQL Anywhere on Amazon AWS? -
    Hello Breck-san,
    I hope you remember my name, Sawa Ito, I was in charge of publishing your book 
      in Japan long time ago.
    Since I am not an engineer, I don’t understand everything you write, but I love  
      your SQL Anywhere blogs.
    I am sorry that I had not checked your post for a while and had not noticed it,  
      with SQL Anywhere tag which is used in Japanese community for a while.
    Is it possible to license and run SQL Anywhere on Amazon AWS?
    Since the primary tag “SQL Anywhere” you chose is for a Japanese community, I am  
      thinking of changing the primary tag to “SAP SQL Anywhere”, which is used in  
      English community, but just wanted to confirm if you had any intention to use  
      “SQL Anywhere” for your post.
    Answering your question, just recently we had an interesting internal communication  
      that a head of Global OEM sales asked a question about a support of SQL Anywhere  
      on the cloud. Brian Vink answered that:
    >SQL Anywhere is supported in on-premise, virtualized or cloud environments – as long  
      as the base OS being used is a platform supported by SQLA.  So, for example,  
      if someone wanted to run an Amazon instance of a Windows 10 machine and run SQLA on it,  
      we will support it. 
    Back to the licensing…. Yes. Customers can run SQL Anywhere on AWS with BYOL.
    Since SQL Anywhere can control how many cores to use, if a customer chose to buy “core”  
      based license model, customer can only buy number of cores they want to use with  
      SQL Anywhere. But the minimum number of cores to order is 4 cores (per SQL Anywhere server).
    If a customer chose “named user” license model, for example 5 users package, then  
      customer can use one server on AWS and 5 users can access to the server.
    But if a customer, say partner would like to provide cloud service to their customer,  
      they would need some kind of partner agreement, such as OEM agreement with ASP schedule.  
      The way of counting the license might be different.
    Best regards,
    Sawa Ito @SAP Japan
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