My organization has an SQL Server with many databases with names longer than 31 characters. These are not recognized by ArcCatalog (or ArcMap). We can't change the names of these databases, because they're important for a wide variety of uses outside of ArcGIS. Is there a workaround for this problem? We're unable to use ArcGIS as a regular part of our workflow until this matter is resolved.
This limitation is described here: http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/desktop/latest/manage-data/gdbs-in-sql-server/enterprise-geodatabase-limits.htm