Sybase IQ Scales its Way to World's Largest Data Warehouses

11/17/2003 - Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, and Winter Corporation, a leading center of expertise in database scalability for enterprise applications and business intelligence, announced that the world’s largest Microsoft Windows®-based data warehouses run on Sybase IQTM 12.5, Sybase’s highly scalable analytical engine. In addition, Sybase customers have among the largest UNIX®-based data warehouses. Based on recent TPC-H benchmarks, Sybase IQ 12.5 is a category-leader as a business intelligence and enterprise data warehousing infrastructure, with record-breaking price-performance, and storage efficiency, as well as the lowest total cost of ownership.

The Winter TopTen Program identifies the world's leading database implementations based on database size, most rows/records and highest workload achieved. The program recognizes the database practitioners whose accomplishments are advancing the boundaries of database size and power. It also documents the products, platforms and architectures that are operating successfully at the frontiers of database scalability.

Please access the following link for a complete listing of 2003 Winter TopTen Program winners:

Winning 22 of the possible 80 Winter Corporation TopTen awards in the decision support systems (DSS) category, Sybase customers prove everyday that Sybase IQ increases their ability to access and analyze large volumes of data at the lowest total cost of ownership -- making their business run faster and smarter than ever before.

comScore Network’s Sybase IQ-based data warehouses won the Grand Prize (first place) in the 2003 Winter Corporation Top Ten Program for having the Largest Database Size and the Most Rows/Records for Windows DSS. Other Winter Corporation award-winning Sybase customers in UNIX categories include Nielsen Media Research, and Korean-based customers such as Health Insurance Review Agency (HIRA), LG Card, Chohung Bank and Samsung Card.

“The analytical capabilities of Sybase IQ 12.5 continues to accelerate our customers’ ability to expand their data warehouses,” said Bob McCarthy, director, analytics product marketing, Sybase. “With IQ’s market-leading price-performance, storage efficiency, and the low total cost of ownership our customers experience, there’s no question why their technology achievement is being recognized by the Winter Corporation. The databases our customers maintain are impressive, and we are proud to be linked to their success.”

"The survey results show that Sybase IQ was used to implement the largest data warehouse in the Windows environment at comScore Networks, and one of the largest in all environments at Nielsen Media Research,” said Richard Winter, president, Winter Corporation. “These results show that Sybase IQ is extremely capable of managing data warehouses containing multiple terabytes of data, which in the end, significantly benefits its customers by saving them time and money."

Sybase IQ 12.5 is designed specifically from the ground up for unsurpassed query performance and the lowest total cost of ownership for organizations’ analytical applications. With the Sybase IQ 12.5 business intelligence infrastructure, users can build and manage even the largest enterprise data warehouses efficiently and economically. IQ is a foundation component with which Sybase enables the Unwired Enterprise: organizations that effectively manage and mobilize data, giving people access to critical information anytime, anywhere - in the office or on the road.

About Winter Corporation
Winter Corporation is a leading center of expertise in database scalability for enterprise applications and business intelligence. The company provides research, consulting and education services that help users and vendors define their database solutions, architect their implementations, and manage their scalability issues. Winter Corporation focuses on database technology near, at and beyond the frontier of scalability.

For more information, contact Winter Corp. by e-mail at, on the Internet at, or call 617-695-1800.

About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase enables the Unwired Enterprise by delivering enterprise and mobile infrastructure, integration and application development software solutions. Organizations can attain maximum value from their data assets by getting the right information to the right people at the right time and place. The world's most critical data in commerce, finance, government, healthcare and defense runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:

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