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Sybase Expands Database and Tools Offering For Java and Eclipse Community


Sybase Addresses Eclipse Developer Needs with Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.0.3 Release and Expanded Development Tool Offering

NEW YORK CITY — ECLIPSE BANKING DAY — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information, today extended support for the Java and Eclipse community with the upcoming release of Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) 15.0.3 and by extending free licenses of its Eclipse-based database development tool, WorkSpace. The announcement is being made at the Eclipse Banking Day event in New York City.

“Sybase continues to be a very active participant and supporter of the Eclipse Foundation and community overall,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. “In addition to leading the Data Tools Platform project, Sybase’s strong support with tools and database technologies for the Eclipse community further demonstrates their continued commitment to open source development.”

Sybase ASE 15.0.3 Availability
Sybase® Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.0.3 is scheduled for availability within the next 30 days. This latest release includes a number of new features such as enhanced support for third party Java Virtual Machines within the database, enabling enterprises to use the same Java Virtual Machine within their ASE database, mid-tier architecture, and application. For more information, please visit

Free Sybase WorkSpace Database Development License
Sybase is extending free use of WorkSpace Database Development for ASE and SQL Anywhere® customers through 2009. A graphical Eclipse-based tool, WorkSpace Database Development enables visual SQL building, query analysis and sophisticated editing and debugging. ASE and SQL Anywhere customers may download their free license at

“From back-end data integration to mobile application development, we are extremely pleased to provide our financial services customers best-in-class solutions based on Eclipse,” said Dimitri Volkmann, Senior Director of Product Management, Sybase. “Sybase solutions built on Eclipse provide customers with an unparalleled ecosystem of developers and application development flexibility from a vast array of extensible plug-ins.”

About Sybase Data Tool Platform (DTP) Project
As a Strategic Developer Member of the Eclipse Foundation and the lead of its Data Tool Platform (DTP) project, Sybase is committed to providing the tools and frameworks that make it easy for developers to create data-driven reports from different data sources. Today’s new Eclipse-based product enhancements will simplify and reduce the amount of time spent on the creation of graphical applications, dramatically reduce de-bug time and deliver the highest levels of flexibility. For more information on the Eclipse Foundation, please visit

About Eclipse Banking Day
The inaugural Eclipse Banking Day will be held on December 9, 2008 in New York City. This event is for architects, development managers and senior developers who work for a financial institution and use Eclipse. It is an opportunity to learn from Eclipse experts and discover what leading financial institutions, such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital, are doing with Eclipse. For more information on Eclipse Banking Day, please visit

About Sybase
Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit

Sybase, Adaptive Server Enterprise and SQL Anywhere are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® 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 Sybase’s product market, relationships with its customers and 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).


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