Could you point the databases most commonly used by SAP?

Eduardo Fuerte
Eduardo Fuerte used Ask the Experts™
Hi Experts

Could you point the databases most commonly used by SAP?

I know SAP could use MSSQLServer.

I guessed SAP uses a proprietary database also, isn't it?

Thanks in advance!
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SAP uses Oracle as the database engine in most of the cases.
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SAP software is Database Independent and runs on Oracle, DB2,SQL Server, SAP HANA, SAP Sybase, MySQL etc.
Most popular external vendor SAP-Supported Databases include

It is important to note that not all database vendors and versions are supported by SAP. SAP tends to stick with the market leaders, over the years adding and removing support for certain vendors. In this way they not only limit the amount of database-specific customization they must perform, but they provide IT shops with flexibility and choices, keys to success both for SAP and the IT organizations tasked with deploying and supporting SAP solutions.
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst


Hi xtermie!

Thank you for the assistance.

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