SuSE Linux and Sybase Team Up

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2002-11-19 Print this article Print

New partnership to give the companies' joint partners an easy-to-use Linux platform for Sybase's enterprise-class, relational database system.

Sybase Inc. and SuSE Linux AG on Tuesday announced a new, global partnership to provide the companies joint partners with an easy-to-use Linux platform for Sybases enterprise-class, relational database system, Adaptive Server Enterprise. ASE will support the upcoming SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, powered by UnitedLinux—a standards-based Linux operating system targeted at business users and born out of a collaboration between Conectiva S.A., The SCO Group, SuSE, and Turbolinux Inc.—as an additional platform. Sybase plans to certify some of its products accordingly. SuSE, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, is one of the top product integrators and providers of open-source operating systems in the UnitedLinux group. As SuSE sees it, Sybase, of Dublin, Calif., is key to helping SuSE get its foot in the door with enterprise business.
"We very much welcome the partnership with Sybase," said Boris Nalbach, chief technology officer of SuSE. "Sybase is the technological leader in key areas, including integration solutions, data storage systems and enterprise portals. Sybase occupies a strong position in important industries, especially in the financial services and telecommunications sectors. Its proven solutions and services will help Linux to further penetrate into the enterprise business."
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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