Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced the availability of its SQL Anywhere® 12 database and synchronization solution. SQL Anywhere is optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments requiring little or no onsite IT support. The newest version of SQL Anywhere provides major new enhancements including support for storage and synchronization of spatial data, iPhone devices, and large-scale synchronization environments; and new self-management features.

Sybase continues to set industry firsts with SQL Anywhere 12, core component of the Sybase® Mobility Platform - the industry’s first and most expansive framework of best-in-class mobility servers, mobile applications and mobile services to empower enterprises to transform the way they connect to their customers and enable their employees. Sybase is the first database vendor to offer database and synchronization support for iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile Smartphone devices as well as the first to offer spatial data support in its mobile database and synchronization platform.

"SQL Anywhere is a best kept secret among more than 20,000 developers who relish its ease of embedding and minimal database administration," wrote Merv Adrian, Principal Analyst, IT Market Strategy. "With its already expansive following and existing strength in healthcare, retail, financial services and government markets, and marquee customers with large deployments such as the 2010 US Census, China Customs, and Pepsi Bottling Group, SQL Anywhere is poised to extend its leadership further."

More than 10 million users have benefited from applications that have been deployed by ISVs who rely on the SQL Anywhere embedded database server to power their business critical systems. SQL Anywhere 12 continues to add self-management innovations, addressing the evolving requirements of solution providers across many vertical markets.

“PAR's PixelPoint POS Restaurant Software is one of the few hospitality applications that uses a commercial-grade SQL engine—SQL Anywhere—to drive the entire suite of applications. Our customers need software that is easy to use, has flexibility to fit their business model, and most importantly has appliance grade reliability,” said David Paiva, CTO at PAR PixelPoint, developers of a full range of independent to enterprise size restaurant POS software solutions. "The scale out components, migration process and multi-programming adjustments now available in SQL Anywhere 12 are second to none. While new features have been added, Sybase has made the features we already love simpler and easier to use. SQL Anywhere is absolutely key to the reliability, scalability and ease of use of our application. It's been rock solid.”

The new features and enhancements of SQL Anywhere 12 include:

  • Spatial support to enable tracking, location aware querying, data management and synchronization of spatial data; support for OGC and SQLMM standards for spatial data types and APIs, native import for shape files and built in functions to export to KML, GML and SVG formats
  • Scale-out support to allow high transaction volume database servers to offload read-only and reporting transactions to a self-managing tree of scale-out servers
  • Mobility tools to effectively manage, monitor, diagnose and deploy large scale sync environments on various device platforms. The addition of iPhone support in SQL Anywhere 12 makes Sybase the only database vendor to provide such capabilities for Blackberry, Windows Mobile and iPhone
  • Self-management innovations such as server thread auto-tuning that automatically adapts to changing workloads, self-healing statistics management and synchronization dynamic cache sizing for environments where resources are changing in real-time and DBA intervention is not readily available
  • Developer productivity enhancements including new Oracle/MySQL compatibility; support for .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010; and enhanced full-text search filtering capabilities

“SQL Anywhere 12 is a culmination of research and development that serves existing customers while addressing emerging requirements for embedded database server and mobile applications,” said Dave Neudoerffer, vice-president of engineering, Sybase. “This SQL Anywhere release breaks new ground with innovations for growing data volume, diverse data types and new device platforms to further enhance Sybase's leading mobility platform."

SQL Anywhere 12 (including pricing) will be available in Q3 of 2010.

To learn more about SQL Anywhere 12 visit www.sybase.com/sqlanywhere, and register to attend the “Getting to Know SQL Anywhere 12” webcast being held on July 14 at 10am ET and 2pm ET http://marketing.ianywhere.com/forms/GetToKnow12.

About SQL Anywhere

With over 10 million deployed seats, SQL Anywhere is used by thousands of enterprises and ISVs worldwide, to provide data management and data synchronization technologies for applications that operate outside the traditional data center with minimal IT support. SQL Anywhere offers enterprise-caliber features in a database that is easily embedded and widely deployed in server, desktop, remote office and mobile solutions.

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.

Sybase and SQL Anywhere 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. ® indicates registration in the United States.

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).

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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