SAP IQ (formerly Sybase IQ) is a large-scale, relational database server designed to optimize business intelligence, data warehousing, and big data analytics solutions in a cost-effective manner. It works with popular operating systems, including a wide range of Unix and Linux distributions, and commodity hardware. Encapsulated within a grid architecture, IQ’s column-based store technology enables ad-hoc analysis, speed compression, and high scalability without additional tuning. It comes with an application services framework, in-database analytics, client APIs, and an extensibility framework to embed analytics within the database. Because SAP IQ uses an open architecture, it enables a wide variety of popular commercial and open-source BI and data integration tools to be certified in the platform. Moreover, SAP IQ is a key component of SAP’s end-to-end BI software stack, as well as a fundamental part of SAP's In-Memory Data Fabric Architecture and Data Management Platform.