Sybase is touting the enhancements introduced in SQL Anywhere 12, the impending release of Sybase's mobile database application.
Sybase pulled the covers off SQL
Anywhere 12 June 29 and revealed what users can expect in the upcoming
release of the company's mobile database.
In SQL Anywhere 12, the company has added new "support for storage and
synchronization of spatial data," Apple iPhones and a number of
self-management features. The support for spatial data and large-scale data
synchronization is a key part of Sybase's pitch for the product. The
spatial capabilities "enable tracking, location-aware querying, data
management and synchronization of spatial data," the company said. In
addition, Sybase has included "native import for shape files and built-in
functions to export to KML, GML
and SVG formats."
Sybase has also added functionality "to allow high-transaction-volume
database servers to offload read-only and reporting transactions to a
self-managing tree of scale-out servers," as well as "mobility tools
to effectively manage, monitor, diagnose and deploy large-scale sync
environments on various device platforms."
Among the self-management enhancements are "server thread auto-tuning
that automatically adapts to changing workloads, self-healing statistics
management and synchronization dynamic cache sizing." The company has also
added compatibility with Oracle/MySQL.
"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," Dave Neudoerffer, vice president
of engineering at Sybase, said in a statement. "This 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
The product is slated to be available in the third quarter.