RIP: Sybase’s ADO.NET component

According to, Sybase management in their infinite wisdom has killed the ADO.NET 2.0 component so they can push their DataWindow .NET 2.0 product. 

Does anyone honestly care about DataWindow .NET except for a few PowerBuilder developers?  Honestly?  Sybase has been known for making mistakes (i.e. practically giving Microsoft SQL Server.. what 10 years ago?) and this is no small one.  Sybase can be quite the idiot.


Ajit Sabnis wrote:
> Hi Jason
> I have no idea how this conclusion was reached. Let me assure that the
> conclusion is not correct. Two things:
> – Please refer to the end of the press release that talks about futures and
> the first bullet is:
>         Supporting ADO.NET providers through ASE 15.0 in order to allow .NET
>         Framework-based applications to access ASE 15.0 databases through
> – The ADO.NET 2.0 Data Provider is being developed and tentatively targeted
> for 1H 2007.

Hi Ajit,

thank you for the clarification! 🙂   The press release was written in a way that implied that the ADO.NET 2.0 provider would be only in the DataWindow .NET component.  I am greatly relieved 🙂 


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