That approach didn’t put a dent in the database universe when SAP was similarly promoting SAP DB (briefly a.k.a. MySQL MaxDB), and I don’t expect it will this time around either
Future versions of SAP ERP will be "certified out-of-the-box" with Sybase ASE releases, SAP said. In addition, Sybase ASE's life cycle will be "fully synchronized with SAP maintenance policies to simplify release and deployment planning for customers."
The combination of ASE and SAP's business software will mean customers can deal with a single company "focused on efficient business operations and on providing attractive licensing and maintenance terms and conditions," SAP said.