SAP®Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP® ASE) performs data management and transaction functions, independent of client applications and user interface functions.

SAP ASE also:
SAP ASE uses these auxiliary programs to perform dedicated tasks:
Note: These instructions assume that SAP ASE is installed and running. For information about installing and starting SAP ASE, as well as for an overview of SAP ASE, see the SAP ASE Installation Guide for your platform.

SAP ASE is a full-featured server that runs on: