iAnywhere Solutions Introduces Native .NET Data Provider for SQL Anywhere Studio

11/6/2002 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced a native .NET data provider for SQL Anywhere® Studio. This technology facilitates integration of SQL Anywhere Studio data with enterprise applications built using the Microsoft® .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework, including Web services. Support for popular programming environments such as Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET speeds and simplifies application development.

"SQL Anywhere Studio is a key component of our mobile enterprise solutions that provide beverage industry field personnel with the information they need, when they need it. The iAnywhere Solutions .NET data provider will enable us to get a Web services pilot up and running very quickly, greatly speeding the development process," said Nate Quigley, president of Shelflink. Shelflink is a leading provider of mobile field performance optimization solutions that impact sales, merchandizing, service, and data collection activities to create measurable bottom line results.

"The introduction of our SQL Anywhere Studio .NET data provider is further evidence of our commitment to the .NET platform," said Chris Kleisath, director of engineering at iAnywhere Solutions. "Upholding our strong tradition of open standards support, iAnywhere Solutions is helping developers to harness the power of the .NET Framework by simplifying the development of database-powered enterprise applications."

The .NET data provider offers the following benefits to developers:

iAnywhere Solutions will hold a Webcast on November 7 to provide more details about the SQL Anywhere Studio .NET data provider. The current beta program is now open to all developers. The final version of the technology will be available to all current SQL Anywhere Studio customers at no additional charge and is expected to be made available later in Q4 2002.

Developers can register for the Webcast as well as join the beta program by visiting the iAnywhere Solutions Developer Community at www.ianywhere.com/developer. The Developer Community is a central resource for technical information to assist with the development and deployment of m-Business solutions.

About SQL Anywhere Studio
SQL Anywhere Studio is the market leading data management and enterprise synchronization solution for mobile, embedded and workgroup environments. SQL Anywhere Studio enables the rapid development and deployment of distributed e-Business solutions extending the reach of enterprise information to anywhere business transactions occur.

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. is the market leading provider of mobile, embedded and workgroup databases and mobile middleware solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information. There are more than seven million seats of iAnywhere Solutions® technology at work in over 10,000 customer sites worldwide. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. [NYSE:SY].

iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.

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