Mac OS X Gains Reporting
Sybase Inc. is bringing graphical reporting capabilities to the Mac OS X platform.Sybase Inc. is bringing graphical reporting capabilities to the Mac OS X platform, announcing last week that it has integrated Quadbase Systems Inc.s graphic reporting software with its Adaptive Server Enterprise database. EspressReport 3.0.2 is a Java reporting tool that takes real-time data across any platform and turns it into reports on such things as Web site click-through rates or customer demographics.
Sybases push into enterprise-level reporting capabilities for Mac OS X is the latest move to make the platform enterprise-class, according to Steve Bertges, vice president of Macintosh business for Sybase, in Dublin, Calif. The first move came when Sybase rolled out ASE 12.5 for Mac OS X last fall. Sybase is intent on the Mac OS market because the computational power of Apple Computer Inc.s G3 and G4 chips lends them to use in clusters or large workgroups, Bertges said.