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Sybase IQ 15.1 Delivers Top Performance Results for Enterprise-Scale Data Warehousing and Analytics


Industry-Leading TPC-H Benchmark Results Achieved For Performance and Price/Performance at 3 TB Scale Factor on IBM System

DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, today announced that Sybase® IQ 15.1, working with the IBM® Power 595 system and running the AIX 6L version 6.1 Operating System (OS), achieved the best overall performance and the second best price/performance results among non-clustered systems for the TPC-H benchmark at 3000 GB scale factor1.

This benchmark simulates decision support systems that analyze enterprise-scale data volumes, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions. The test results provide another example of how Sybase IQ 15’s innovative architecture and query parallelism delivers maximum performance while requiring less overall IT resources by fully utilizing available assets, which significantly reduces ownership costs.

“Today’s forward-looking enterprises are searching for the fastest and most affordable ways to deliver results for mission-critical analytics, business intelligence and reporting solutions,” said Dan Lahl, Director of Analytics for Sybase. “This benchmark demonstrates that Sybase IQ, combined with IBM Power systems, deliver on Sybase IQ’s promise of unsurpassed analytics query speeds, on terabytes of data, delivered to thousands of users at exactly the right time.”

The TPC-H benchmark results for the joint Sybase and IBM solution include:

* The best performance at the 3000 GB scale-factor among non-clustered systems and second best overall with 154,115.8 QphH
* The second best price/performance at the 3000 GB scale factor among non-clustered systems and third best overall with $21.70/QphH@3000GB
* The only column-based system to achieve world record performance at the 3000 GB scale-factor
* With Sybase IQ 15.1, the highest QphH ever published for Sybase IQ in the TPC-H -- 18 times greater than best result with Sybase IQ 12.6 or 12.7.
* The IBM Power™ 595 server, driven by POWER6® processors, is the most powerful member of the IBM Power Systems™ family.

Sybase IQ combines extraordinary speed and agility with low total cost of ownership, enabling enterprises to perform the critical business analysis and reporting that was previously impossible, impractical or cost-prohibitive. More than 1,700 customers worldwide have adopted Sybase IQ’s innovative, column-based processing approach to power their critical analytical and reporting systems. Sybase IQ solutions empower businesses to more accurately predict outcomes, gain real-time insights into business operations, and actively mitigate risks in today’s competitive global climate.

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1 TPC-H, QphH, $/QphH TM of Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) More info IBM Power 595 Model 9119-FHA using Sybase IQ 15.1 ESD #1 - 154,115.8 QphH@3000GB, $21.70/QphH@3000GB available 9/30/09.

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