Our DBAs are proposing to upgrade database from SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3.
As per System Requirements of Sterling B2B Integrator version 5.2.4, we have observed that MS SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) is supported database.
Our database team have done research on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 support lifecycle to see where SP1 falls. Turns out the end of mainstream support for SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP 3 ended on 7/8/14 with extended support going to 7/9/19. Again, this is with service pack 3 installed, support for service pack 1 ended on 10/8/13.
Please see the attached spreadsheet for each products support dates.
Please consider this request as Enhancement Request and provide us solution to support MS SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP3) for IBM B2B Sterling Integrator 5.2.4.