WALLDORF, Germany, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of the SAP® Sybase® SQL Anywhere® 16 suite, the latest release of data management and synchronization technology. As a key element of and satellite server within the SAP® Real-Time Data Platform, the suite helps extend business transactions to remote office locations. It enables the rapid development and deployment of database-powered applications in embedded, software-as-a-service (SaaS), remote and mobile environments. Powerful, autonomic data management and data synchronization with enterprise-wide applications allows data collection and aggregation from the "Internet of Things " into the SAP Real-Time Data Platform. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) "SAP continues to advance its real-time database capabilities by integrating key Sybase database technologies such as SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere into its comprehensive enterprise information platform," said Carl Olofson, research vice president for application development and deployment, IDC. "The new version of SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere includes key improvements such as expanded query optimization for faster response times, which makes access of enterprise data on a mobile platform more practical, and security enhancements for protection of critical business data, which helps put business managers at ease regarding the distribution of sensitive data to mobile devices. These technologies work in combination with solutions such as SAP HANA decreasing administrative complexity, allowing SAP to enable practical, easy to use enterprise data delivery to users anywhere, any time." The SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere suite and data management solutions from SAP are built to make server, desktop, embedded and mobile applications as reliable, secure and available as the applications that run the data centers of traditional enterprises. The suite provides organizations with easily available remote access to data-driven applications at the edge of the enterprise and the ability to synchronize changes and updates to maintain consistency with enterprise data. SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere is widely used by solution providers and enterprises as a low-administration, highly reliable embedded database of choice for solutions running in embedded, mobile and satellite environments. Paired with the SAP HANA® platform, SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere now offers application flexibility to the point of communication and richer customer interactions whenever and wherever they need to occur.