SIFMA FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY EXPO — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced that SunGard, one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies, has certified the latest version of its Front Arena position control solution with Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15, Sybase’s enterprise database management system. Customers using SunGard’s newest version of Front Arena to support cross-asset capital markets trading and trading strategies combined with ASE 15 have experienced up to a 400 percent increase in transaction processing of stock exchange data.

“As trading firms continue their march across asset classes and geographies, exponential growth in data is lockstep with the new opportunities,” said Adam D. Honoré, Research Director, Aite Group. “Technology providers have to stay ahead of their customers’ needs and strong partnerships provide an opportunity to bring deep domain expertise together with raw processing power.”

“With the pace of today’s highly competitive global marketplace, delayed response to changing data conditions can mean missed opportunities,” said Nils Undén, chief technology officer for SunGard’s Front Arena business unit. “The combination of these leading solutions from Sybase and SunGard helps customers to keep pace with ever-increasing volumes of stock exchange data.”

ASE powers 46 of the top 50 banks and securities firms in the world, providing extreme transaction processing systems that support tens of thousands of concurrent users with ultra-fast, nonstop performance on cost-effective, standards-based platforms. Sybase’s rock solid reliability, superior performance and low total cost of ownership, combined with Front Arena’s processing and intelligent workflow capabilities, help give capital market firms greater control over the entire trade process.

As a result of close engineering collaboration between Sybase and SunGard, the latest version of Front Arena has been tuned to take advantage of the features of ASE 15, helping customers to improve performance, reduce operational risk and increase efficiency.

“We are pleased to further our relationship with SunGard in order to increase functionality and performance for our joint customers,” said Brian Vink, vice-president, data management products, Sybase. “By working closely with SunGard, we have been able to equip our customers to face new market challenges.”

Pricing and Availability

ASE 15 is currently available on the following platforms: Windows x86, Linux x86, Linux x86-64 bit, and Sun Solaris 64-bit. ASE 15 editions range from a free Developer Edition to the Enterprise Family of products. Pricing for the Small Business Edition starts at $1,495. For more information on migration to Sybase ASE 15, please visit: www.sybase.com/ase15migration. For additional information, please call 800-8-SYBASE or visit www.sybase.com/ASE.

About Sybase

Sybase is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze, and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks, and devices. Our information management, analytics, and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com. Read Sybase blogs: http://blogs.sybase.com.

About ASE

Sybase ASE is an enterprise database management system designed to meet the increasing demands of large databases and high transaction volumes. Sybase ASE continues to achieve positive momentum in the Enterprise Database Management Systems market, outpacing the industry in database license revenue growth. Recognized as a leader in Enterprise Database Management Systems in Forrester Research’s 2009 Database WAVE report, Sybase ASE has garnered additional awards including Enterprise Open Source Magazine’s “Best Linux Database”; SD Times 100 for leadership in Database and Data Tools; and, Best Enterprise Data Management Vendor by Waters Magazine.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. To learn more, visit www.sungard.com.

About Front Arena

SunGard's Front Arena is a global capital markets solution that delivers position control across multiple asset classes and business lines. Integrating sales and distribution, trading and risk management, and settlement and accounting, Front Arena helps capital markets businesses around the world improve performance, transparency and automation. Find out more at http://www.sungard.com/positioncontrol.

SunGard, the SunGard logo and Front Arena are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Sybase and Adaptive Server are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase's future growth, prospects and new product releases are, by nature, forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and cannot be guaranteed. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase's current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technology changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on Sybase's Web site).

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