iAnywhere Solutions Tops Microsoft and Oracle In New Embedded Database Cost Of Ownership Study

7/26/2002 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), today announced results of a new Aberdeen Group study demonstrating the visible cost of ownership (VCO) of SQL Anywhere® Studio to be significantly lower than Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Oracle9i. The report found that over a five-year period, SQL Anywhere Studio offers the lowest acquisition, administration and maintenance costs among the leading mass-deployment embedded database products.

"SQL Anywhere Studio from iAnywhere Solutions consistently delivered lower costs across a range of embedded scenarios, from dozens of users to large-scale enterprise workgroup deployments," said Wayne Kernochan, managing vice president, Databases, Development Environments, and Software Infrastructure at Aberdeen Group. "This product has gained a strong foothold in the embedded database market, our interviews indicate, because it provides solid performance and scalability while offering low maintenance and administration costs."

Following are highlights from the Aberdeen Group report entitled "Mass-Deployment Databases Embedded in Workgroup Environments: Cost-of-Ownership Study". A copy of the report can be found online at www.ianywhere.com/embedded_report.

SQL Anywhere Studio is the market leading data management and enterprise synchronization solution for enabling the rapid development and deployment of distributed e-Business solutions. Optimized for workgroup, mobile and embedded applications, SQL Anywhere extends the reach of a corporation's e-Business information to anywhere business transactions occur.

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., is the market leading provider of m-Business solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information. More than 6 million users at 10,000 customers sites worldwide rely on iAnywhere Solutions to power solutions that help to improve productivity, streamline operations and create new revenue streams. With more than a decade of experience, iAnywhere Solutions provides a one-stop source for organizations' m-Business needs across key markets including financial services, healthcare, government, utilities, transportation and retail. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.

iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions and Mail Anywhere Studio are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Special Note: Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions' new products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company's web site).

Sybase Contact
Marsha Ann Marsh
iAnywhere Solutions
(978) 287-2632

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Mark Dowd
Citigate Cunningham
(617) 374-4230

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