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EASERVER
EAServer 4.2
2/11 - Sybase announced the availability of EAServer 4.2, an open application server that has been selected by a growing number of state and regional governments for its uncompromising performance and support for secure Web services within an "open-choice" development and deployment environment. As evidenced by forward-thinking customers including Hennepin County, Minnesota; the Texas Workforce Commission; and Wellington City Council, New Zealand, government agencies and enterprises alike are increasingly turning to Sybase EAServer for the technology infrastructure to help them unlock the value of their existing data and to quickly develop and deploy new services and applications.

IANYWHERE
NEC
2/12 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced an agreement with NEC Corporation to stimulate the development of mobile, wireless, and remote database-powered solutions in Japan. As part of this relationship, NEC will resell SQL Anywhere Studio, the iAnywhere Solutions market-leading mobile data management and enterprise synchronization solution. The companies will also work together to develop new enterprise applications that extend business-critical information from a variety of data sources - including databases from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sybase - to PCs, laptops, and mobile devices.
www.nec.com

Manage Anywhere Studio 5
2/03 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced Manage Anywhere Studio 5, providing a full life-cycle management solution for enterprise applications and hardware including PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. This new version introduces new OS migration capabilities, enhanced mobile security, and new specialized software modules - enabling companies to select just the features they require today and easily add new functionality in the future. Manage Anywhere Studio 5 features targeted software modules to address specific business needs including asset management, live support, mobile and remote software deployment, and OS migration.

KoKo Link
2/03 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that PDS Research selected SQL Anywhere Studio and Manage Anywhere Studio for use in its cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment. PDS Research will leverage technology from iAnywhere Solutions to power its KoKo Link solution, which is provided to laboratories to test patient breathing capacity as part of clinical drug trials.
www.pulmonarydata.com

POWERBUILDER
PowerBuilder 9.0
3/04 - Sybase announced that PowerBuilder 9.0 is currently scheduled for general availability the week of March 24. This version of Sybase's industry-leading rapid application development tool enables developers to continue building rich-client applications for their mission-critical business requirements, and at the same time propel them further into Web and n-tier development with significant new capabilities. PowerBuilder 9.0 also lays the foundation for "4GLplus," the next RAD environment from Sybase that will bring an even higher level of developer productivity through tight integration of design, modeling, development, deployment, and management.

ADAPTIVE SERVER ENTERPRISE
DBXray
3/03 - Sybase announced the availability of ASE Performance Monitoring Option - DBXray for Sybase, a part of the SmartDBA solution for comprehensive enterprise data management from BMC Software Inc., a leader in enterprise management. DBXray for Sybase simplifies database management through a performance "dashboard," allowing database administrators (DBAs) to easily monitor the health of an overall system, anticipate and solve potential problems, and achieve a 24-hour view of activity for database performance optimization. The tool will be available as an option in Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.0.3, Sybase's enterprise-class relational database management system, and will be supported by Sybase.

CORPORATE
AvantGo
2/26 - Sybase announced the completion of its acquisition of AvantGo, a leading provider of mobile enterprise software. Sybase will operate AvantGo in conjunction with its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary, strengthening the company's leadership position in the mobile middleware market. AvantGo stockholders approved the acquisition by Sybase of all outstanding shares of AvantGo for cash consideration of approximately $1.029 per share. AvantGo common stock will no longer be publicly traded. The majority of AvantGo employees are joining iAnywhere Solutions and will be working in the Dublin, California, headquarters.
www.avantgo.com

iAnywhere Solutions Subsidiary
2/12 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced the formation of iAnywhere Solutions K.K. in Japan. This new subsidiary of iAnywhere Solutions will work to develop and expand the company's presence in the Japanese mobile, remote, embedded, and workgroup database and mobile middleware markets. Noriyuki Hayakawa, who has directed the company's mobile and embedded operations in Japan as vice president of Sybase K.K. and country manager for iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., will become the president of the new subsidiary.

EVENTS
The Fifth Annual EAServer 4.2 and Sybase Tools Seminar
Minneapolis, MN
April 7, 2003
www.powerobjects.com/seminar

TechWave 2003
Orlando, FL
August 4-8, 2003
www.sybase.com/techwave2003

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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