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June 30, 2010

Sybase Launches SQL Anywhere 12

Sybase (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of enterprise and mobile software for managing, analyzing and mobilizing information, has announced plans to introduce its SQL Anywhere 12 database and synchronization solution.

The solution has been optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments, where very little onsite IT support is needed. Through the latest version of SQL Anywhere, enterprises will be able to benefit from a number of new enhancements such as support for storage and synchronization of spatial data, iPhone (News - Alert) devices, large-scale synchronization environments, and new self-management features.

SQL Anywhere 12 is the core component of company' s Sybase Mobility Platform, which is the most expansive framework of mobility servers, mobile applications and mobile services in the industry and helps enterprises in transforming the way they connect to their customers and enable their employees. With the introduction of this application, Sybase has become the first database vendor to offer database and synchronization support for iPhone, BlackBerry (News - Alert), and Windows Mobile Smartphone devices, along with spatial data support in its mobile database and synchronization platform.

The solution includes spatial support for convenient tracking, location aware querying, data management and synchronization of spatial data, support for OGC and SQLMM standards for spatial data types and APIs, coupled with native import for shape files and built in functions to export to KML, GML and SVG formats. Additionally, it includes 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. 

In the words of Merv Adrian, principal analyst at IT Market Strategy, SQL Anywhere is a best kept secret among more than 20,000 developers who relish its ease of embedding and minimal database administration, and the solution is poised to extend its leadership further 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.

Till now, the applications deployed by ISVs who rely on the SQL Anywhere embedded database server to power their business critical systems have benefited over 10 million users worldwide. SQL Anywhere 12 keeps on introducing self-management innovations to its features, in order to address the latest requirements of solution providers across many vertical markets.

According to Dave Neudoerffer, Vice-President of Engineering at Sybase, 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. Neudoerffer noted that the new 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.
Previously this month, Sybase, Inc. announced to expand its support for Apple (News - Alert) devices with a full mobile device management and security solution for iOS 4. The new solution, named Sybase Afaria offers proven, market-leading functionality to empower enterprise IT to effectively manage the proliferation of personally and corporate-liable iPhones.
 
 

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri
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