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Sybase announcements from TechWave, Las Vegas: Day 2

by david.nunes

Key highlights from today are:


A.      Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 Boosts Performance and Lowers Cost of Managing Exploding Data Volumes


Sybase, an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced the general availability of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7. Sybase ASE 15.7 provides a cost-efficient relational database management system (RDBMS) for managing very large data sets for the most demanding applications. ASE 15.7, with its new advanced compression capabilities, allows large data volumes to be stored more compactly and reduces I/O times, enabling today’s top enterprises to handle more transactions and support more concurrent users without adding the cost of more disks and hardware.


The feature-rich Sybase ASE 15.7 release significantly builds on the ASE 15x product line, providing the optimal platform for SAP Business Suite. As a result, ASE 15.7 not only provides a powerful database platform for SAP customers, but also allows existing Sybase ASE customers to easily adopt the new features and optimizations without the need for a database upgrade.


B.      SAP and Sybase Announce Support for App Store Volume Purchase Program in Afaria® 


Summary: SAP AG and Sybase, an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today premiered its interface support for App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Business with Afaria, the industry-leading mobile device and application management solution from Sybase. By enabling streamlined and secure application deployment and management for enterprise users through an enhanced on-device app portal, Afaria helps extend App Store’s reach into the enterprise market.


Using Afaria, an IT organization can scale the deployment and management of enterprise mobile apps acquired through App Store VPP. Companies can assign and deploy mobile applications to specific employees who are authorized to use the application and access the associated corporate data. Organizations can also allocate and track licenses used, improving transparency.


C.       SAP and Sybase to Fuel Enterprise Mobile App Development With Latest Release of Sybase® Unwired Platform


In an effort to fast track mobile application development through a standardized mobile enterprise application platform, SAP AG and Sybase, an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1. The latest release will enrich the mobile application development experience through significant enhancements to its software development kit (SDK) and new developer resources for the more than 2 million members of SAP Community Network.


As enterprises adopt mobile applications, they are often faced with point solutions not capable of accessing critical data across the entire enterprise. This release of Sybase Unwired Platform is one of the first fully integrated mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAPs) architected to leverage existing developer skill sets and industry standards, reducing the heavy lifting often required with mobile application development.


Follow SAP and Sybase on Twitter at   @sapmobile and @MobileWork .

For announcements, blog posts, videos and other coverage during the event, visit the SAP TechEd newsroom .

Sybase TechWave 2011 
Sybase’s long-running TechWave conference is co-located with SAP® TechEd , September 12-16 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. TechWave continues to deliver targeted training on Sybase products and offers attendees shared access to SAP TechEd sessions and activities.

SAP® TechEd 2011 in Las Vegas, Bangalore, Madrid, and Beijing 
More than 19,000 SAP customers, partners and technical experts are expected to convene at   SAP® TechEd 2011 , the company’s largest ecosystem education event series. The conference brings IT managers, software developers, administrators, and business process experts together for a look under the hood of today’s business motors: the latest advances in in-memory and mobile technologies, and in on-premise, on-demand and on-device applications from SAP and more. In its 15 th year, SAP TechEd will be held in four locations around the globe: Las Vegas, Nevada , from September 12-16; Bangalore, India , from October 19-21; Madrid, Spain , from November 8-10; and Beijing, China , from November 15-17. Follow SAP TechEd on Twitter at @SAPTechEd and join the conversation at #SAPTechEd .



About Sybase
Sybase, an SAP company, 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 SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Sybase) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably . For more information, visit www.sap.com .

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