Update statistics on table with high number of partitions (over 100) can be very slow to merge the partition information into global table statistics.
Individual partitions can have update statistics run very quickly but the time for the update statistics at the table level far exceeds the sum of the times for each partition.
Executing DBCC STACKTRACE on the process may show the following functions:
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.x prior to 15.7 SP121
histogram, update statistics , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Bug Filed
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