Sybase Inc. is enhancing its appeal to Linux aficionados with the announcement of a Linux Competency Center, a Linux professional services practice and record test results for its Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 database running on Linux.
Mounting interest in Linux created the need for a center where customers can witness and tinker with enterprise solutions development, testing and the trouble-shooting of Sybase technology on Linux, including database, mobile and business intelligence applications, officials said.
The Linux Competency Center, in New York, will also provide customers with on-site support for migration to Linux.
Bill Marshall, director of marketing at Securify Inc., a Mountain View, Calif., ISV that makes network security management software and that plans to demonstrate its software at the center, said the facility would be a critical resource as the Linux kernel continues to evolve.
"Linux is continuing to evolve, so ... having an area where [customers] can see the latest and greatest is an advantage to us," Marshall said.
Sybase, of Dublin, Calif., last week reported that ASE 12.5 had achieved more than 54,000 order processing transactions per minute on a system using three Intel Corp. Xeon 2GHz processors.
In related news, Sybase has partnered with Red Hat Inc., of Raleigh, N.C., and certified its data management systems on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the companies announced.
In addition to the ASE 12.5 database, several Sybase products have been Red Hat certified. These include Sybases Open Client 12.5, a programming interface that allows access to any data source, information application or system service; Replication Server 12.5 for Linux, an architecture for building distributed databases; and Open Server 12.5, an API that provides a gateway to access data from heterogeneous systems.