Sybase Boosts Real-Time Data

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-08-11 Print this article Print

Database maker Sybase Inc. has joined with TIBCO Software Inc. and BearingPoint Inc. to push data in its systems out in real time.

Database maker Sybase Inc. has joined with TIBCO Software Inc. and BearingPoint Inc. to push data in its systems out in real time.

Sybase, of Dublin, Calif., said at its TechWave user conference in Orlando, Fla., last week that it will integrate TIBCOs Java Messaging Service technology into its own Adaptive Server Enterprise relational DBMS.

The combination is geared to deliver what Sybase officials called Real-time Services—technology designed to deliver information in real time when data within the database changes. Business decisions can be triggered by automatic notification of these changes.

The services are being built on open standards and will be accessible via a point-and-click interface, meaning users dont have to get up to speed on a proprietary interface or use a development kit before employing them. Real-time Services should be generally available next quarter.

Sybase is hooking up with BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting Inc.) to offer third-party software management. Typically, customers buy Sybase products and hire their own database administrators and IT integrators unless they get Sybase to manage their mobile and wireless environments, Sybase Chairman, CEO and President John Chen told eWEEK.

The BearingPoint offering represents a hybrid: a third party to manage any pieces of the software or day-to-day operations a customer wants to hand over, Chen said.

"This is, for me, a broadening of our channels," Chen said.

The managed services offering includes a reference architecture comprising applications, infrastructure, a hosting environment, and components for monitoring and maintenance. BearingPoint and Sybase can manage the database, operating system layer and physical infrastructure that the application resides on. Services can be provisioned at the client site or at third-party hosting facilities.

BearingPoint and Sybases partnership will also produce an as-yet-unnamed revenue management system application for the health care industry, Chen said.

Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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