Sybase Brings Graphical Reporting to Mac OS X

Sybase has integrated Quadbase Systems' graphic reporting software with its Adaptive Server Enterprise database.

Sybase Inc. is bringing graphical reporting capabilities to the Mac OS X platform, announcing on Monday that it has integrated Quadbase Systems Inc.s graphic reporting software with its Adaptive Server Enterprise database.

EspressReport 3.0.2 is a Java reporting tool that takes real-time data across any platform and turns it into reports on such things as Web site click-through rates or customer demographics, for example.

Sybases push into enterprise-level reporting capabilities for Mac OS X is the latest move to make the platform enterprise-class, according to Steve Bertges, vice president of Macintosh business for Sybase, in Dublin, Calif. The first move came when Sybase rolled out ASE 12.5 for OS X last fall.

Sybase is intent on the Mac market because the computational power of Apple Computer Inc.s G3 and G4 chips lends them to use in clusters or large work groups, Bertges said. Given their affordability, the chips "level the playing field in terms of how much processing a small group can do now," he said.

Pricing for ASE 12.5 with EspressReport 3.0.2 starts at $3,998 for a base package that includes one development kit license and one single CPU server/deployment license.

Additional development kit licenses are priced at $1,499. Additional CPU licenses are $2,499. Sybase doesnt charge for CPU charge beyond the sixth CPU per server.