6/25/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced the general availability of SQL Anywhere® Studio 9, the next generation of the market-leading data management and enterprise synchronization solution for anytime, anywhere access to corporate information. Expanded platform and standards support, significant advances in scalability and performance, and developer productivity enhancements optimize SQL Anywhere Studio for database-powered mobile, embedded and Web-based applications as well as solutions for small to medium size businesses.
"iAnywhere Solutions holds a commanding position in the market for mobile and small-footprint database applications for a few key reasons: it was quick to recognize the market's importance, and it has devoted considerable resources to delivering the functionality and reliability that businesses require and to providing strong tools and support for developers. SQL Anywhere Studio 9’s enhancements to platform support, performance and developer productivity will help iAnywhere Solutions to maintain its strong position," said Warren Wilson, practice director of Mobile & Wireless Business Solutions at Summit Strategies.
"Building on the rich set of features designed for mobile users, SQL Anywhere Studio 9 introduces significant new capabilities such as support for XML, Web services, server initiated synchronization, .NET and Mac OS X," said Chris Kleisath, director of engineering at iAnywhere Solutions. "In addition, the new version’s performance and usability enhancements enable our partners to develop sophisticated solutions for small to medium sized businesses that are easy to use and leverage the power of an enterprise class database."
"VCI selected SQL Anywhere Studio to power our sales, traffic and billing solution for television broadcasters because it is both powerful and flexible enough to meet the needs of our varied client base, from a handful of simultaneous users to many hundreds," said W. Lowell Putnam, President and CEO of Video Communications, Inc. (VCI). "The enhancements in version 9 raise the performance bar even higher, making SQL Anywhere Studio the ideal solution for our customers who require enterprise caliber performance in an easy to use database server."
SQL Anywhere Studio 9: New Feature Overview
Expanded Platform and Standards Support – giving developers more choices for creating mobile, remote, embedded and SMB solutions
Significant Performance Enhancements – optimized for larger databases, more complex queries and larger multi-user environments
Advanced Developer Productivity – simplifying and speeding development for users at all levels
Pricing and Availability
SQL Anywhere Studio 9 will be priced at $399 with a single deployment license priced at $119. Windows versions of the product will become available in Q3 2003 through iAnywhere Solutions and major worldwide commercial application partners, systems integrators (SI) and volume channel distributors. Mac OS X and Unix versions including Linux will become generally available in Q4 2003. Developers who would like more information about the new features of SQL Anywhere Studio 9 can visit www.ianywhere.com/sqlanywhere.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers the unwired enterprise with always available access to enterprise information. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on iAnywhere SolutionsTM industry leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments as well as the company’s mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, eight million registered users leverage My AvantGo®, the company's mobile Internet service. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
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XML and Web Services Support
"We are looking to add Web services capabilities to our healthcare industry solutions to ease integration with multiple backend data sources and enterprise applications," said Mark Soukup, senior software developer at MICROSYS Computing. "The XML and Web services enhancements in SQL Anywhere Studio 9 will make it much easier for us to expose information that already exists in the database as a Web service, significantly speeding the development process."
Microsoft .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework Support
"Shelflink recently used the .NET data provider for SQL Anywhere Studio when developing a mobile sales force effectiveness solution for The Pepsi Bottling Group," said Nate Quigley, president of Shelflink. "Now that this technology is integrated into the latest version of SQL Anywhere Studio, it’s even easier to develop flexible mobile applications using the .NET Compact Framework that can access corporate data from a variety of back-end systems."
Enhanced Performance and Scalability
"Fiserv embeds SQL Anywhere Studio in its easyLENDER Mortgage and easyLENDER Consumer core lending systems. These systems are in place in a variety of customer sites, with the number of users ranging from a handful to more than one hundred," said Kimberly Peileke, senior technical support analyst at Fiserv. "We are excited about the new features in version 9 such as the index consultant and query optimizer. It is our expectation that these additions will significantly increase the speed of easyLENDER's application development and performance."
Advanced Developer Productivity
"Epic Solutions has leveraged SQL Anywhere Studio for many years as the embedded database responsible for powering our insurance industry applications," said Don Olliver, Senior Developer at Epic Solutions. "We are impressed by the depth and quality of the developer enhancements in version 9 and are particularly excited about the expanded SQL and synchronization functionality that will support our customers’ expanding enterprise environments."
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