Sybase Packs Solaris x64 Support into Databases

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-05-16 Print this article Print

Updated: Sybase and Sun aim to migrate customers onto an affordable, scalable, fast-operating system/chip combo.

Sybase and Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday announced that theyll be extending their collaboration to include support for the Solaris operating system on the x64 platform in Sybases Adaptive Server Enterprise database. Solaris also picks up support in Sybase Inc.s IQ relational database, designed for reporting, data warehousing and analytics, and in Adaptive Server Anywhere. The two companies will collaborate on joint development and performance engineering in an effort to help customers migrate to cost-effective computing platforms, according to their press release—particularly in the realms of health care, financial services and other key vertical industries.
"Sybase data management solutions on the Solaris 10 OS/x64 platform are excellent alternatives for enterprises seeking scalability and price-performance," said Herman Li, vice president of engineering for Sybase, in the statement.
Click here to read about Suns data access acquisitions. "A number of our financial services, government and healthcare customers have expressed interest in a move to x64. Our goal for extending to the x64 platform is to offer customers the widest range of options available for the efficient management and delivery of enterprise data, which is a core component of the unwired enterprise," Li said. Read details here about Sybases database auditing tool for Adaptive Server Enterprise databases. Products to be certified on Solaris 10 OS/x64 are Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, Adaptive Server Anywhere, Replication Server and Open Client Server. Those products are expected to ship in the fourth quarter. For more information, go to Sybases site. Editors Note: This story was updated to correct the list of products that will be supported. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
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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