iAnywhere, a Sybase Inc. subsidiary in Dublin, Calif., will also work with SuSE to optimize SQL Anywhere Studio for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. That product is a Linux version of a database geared for mobile, embedded and small and medium-sized business use.
The motivation behind the alliance is both the growing importance of Linux and of mobile data management, company officials said.
"Linux has become increasingly important for medium-sized firms and large corporations due to the cost benefits it provides and its efficiency," said Mike Darabos, manager of Strategic Project Europe for iAnywhere, in a statement. "Partnering with SuSE will help iAnywhere Solutions reach an
"With SQL Anywhere Studio, our customers now have access to one of the market-leading solutions for mobile data management," said Uwe Heine, chief alliance officer at SuSE Linux, in a statement. SuSE Linux is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. "As a result, these companies can take advantage of new opportunities for realizing technically advanced and innovative solutions under a secure and flexible server operating system."