SQL Anywhere Studio 8.0
iAnywhere Solutions SQL Anywhere is an all-around good performer for organizations that need to deploy databases to branch offices or to mobile workers using laptops or PDAs that only connect back to headquarters once or twice a day.
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// Priority-based replication lets users be connected for less time while still synchronizing key data, lowering communication costs.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// Deploying sophisticated database engines to mobile users enables them to do more complex analysis tasks without being connected, making them more mobile and better informed.
Supports many platforms; sophisticated database engine; very programmable; stronger encryption and more flexible replication; profiler and graphical query plan display.
Management tools lack simple ways to administer indexes; some interface bugs.
Sybase Inc., Emeryville, Calif.; (510) 922-3500; www.sybase.com/products/mobilewireless/anywhere