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Sybase IQ Positioned in Leading Independent Research Firm’s Challengers Quadrant in 2006 Data Warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant


DUBLIN, Calif. — September 28, 2006 — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced that Sybase® IQ has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the challengers quadrant in the 2006 Data Warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant report.

“Our customers tell us that Sybase IQ is the analytics server for queries, especially complex and ad hoc queries. We think our position in Gartner’s challengers quadrant is strong validation of Sybase IQ’s integral role in enabling customers to unlock the power of their information to improve business performance and reduce risk,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president, Information Technology Solutions Group, Sybase, Inc. “We will continue to work with our customers and trusted advisors to understand evolving mission-critical business intelligence needs and deliver innovative technology solutions, including Sybase IQ.”

Sybase IQ’s ability to deliver outstanding results for a variety of data warehousing, reporting and business analytics challenges has fueled strong growth. In 2005 alone, Sybase IQ license revenue grew 34 percent over the previous year. Sybase IQ is designed to enable customers’ ability to push analytic capabilities beyond just power users and analysts to those involved in the day-to-day operations of the business.

Sybase IQ is a column-vectored DBMS and analytics server, which provides among the industry’s fastest query performance and storage efficiency using standard hardware and operating systems. Customers choose the Sybase IQ analytics server when their business requires an alternative to traditional OLTP databases for faster business intelligence, available to more users and customers, to meet real-time business needs. Sybase IQ analytics server doesn’t require limits on numbers of concurrent users or queries, amount of data available, or complexity of query that are often required by traditional OLTP databases to maintain performance.
Some of the world’s largest data warehouses run on Sybase IQ, and customers include leading global organizations such as Nielsen Media Research, Morgan Stanley Spain, China Telecom, Samsung Life Insurance, First National Bank South Africa and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For more information on Sybase IQ, please visit To view the 2006 Gartner Data Warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant on the Sybase website, please visit

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 12, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:

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Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase’s future growth, prospects and new product releases are, by nature, forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and cannot be guaranteed. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will” and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase’s current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technology changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks 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 Sybase’s Web site).


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