BMC Software SQL-BackTrack(TM) for Sybase(R) Certified for Sybase Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise 12.5 Comprehensive Backup Solution Simplifies and Automates Database Recovery Tasks



SYNOPSIS:

Sybase and BMC Software announce availability of SQL-BackTrack(TM) for

Sybase support for Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5

- SQL-BackTrack for Sybase protects and simplifies ASE backup and

recovery tasks with fast, automated backups

- Sybase and BMC Software extend relationship to include certification of

SQL-BackTrack for Sybase with ASE 12.5



    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:   SY), a leading e-Business infrastructure provider, and BMC
 Software, Inc. (NYSE:   BMC), a leading provider of enterprise management, today
 announced certification of Sybase's Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 with BMC
 Software's SQL-BackTrack for Sybase product.  SQL-BackTrack for Sybase
 provides online object-level operations for the Sybase platform, simplifying
 the backup and recovery process and providing optimal availability and maximum
 protection against lost data.
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     "When a company's database goes down, it is imperative it is back online
 as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Gene Austin, vice president and
 general manager, Enterprise Data Management, BMC Software.  "SQL-BackTrack for
 Sybase helps protect databases with fast, automated backups, allowing
 customers to maintain peak availability and recoverability of their database
 operations at all times with minimal impact."
     BMC Software's SQL-BackTrack for Sybase meets increasing customer demands
 in the marketplace for ASE 12.5's e-Business technology.  This
 high-performance tool simplifies and automates database backup and recovery
 with enhanced functionality, minimizing downtime and effectively managing
 robust backup and recovery strategies.  Its mainframe-class capabilities
 include:
 
     -- True incremental backups
     -- Object-level and sub-object-level backup and recovery
     -- Data migration
     -- Integration with third-party storage management systems
     -- Compression
     -- Encryption
 
     Sybase's flagship relational database management system (RDBMS), Sybase
 Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5, includes innovations to support companies
 rapidly transitioning to e-Business processes.  Key features of ASE 12.5
 include:
 
     -- Innovative advances in data management that exploit operational
        efficiencies of e-Business through management of external,
        non-relational content
     -- Dynamic performance with dynamic tuning for uninterrupted access to
        data despite the unpredictable demands of the Internet
     -- Enhanced security with row-level access and encrypted communications to
        protect critical company and customer data
 
     "BMC's SQL-BackTrack for Sybase makes delivering great performance on ASE
 12.5 easier, allowing our customers to enjoy the benefits of simplified back
 up and recovery," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general
 manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division.  "Our extended relationship
 with BMC Software is a proof point that Sybase is committed to its customers
 and their needs."
 
     About BMC Software
     BMC Software, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise management
 solutions.  Through its Assuring Business Availability(R) approach, BMC
 Software delivers control over infrastructure management costs, control of
 market advantage and differentiation via service management, and growth of
 business value with solutions for business optimization. BMC Software is a
 member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion
 and offices worldwide.  For more information, please visit the BMC Software
 Web site at http//www.bmc.com .
 
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges heterogeneous
 technologies.  With industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and
 wireless solutions, essential integration products, and high performance
 database management systems, Sybase is one of the largest independent software
 companies in the world.  For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:
 http://www.sybase.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sybase and Adaptive Server Enterprise are registered trademarks of
 Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  All other company and product names
 mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are
 associated.
 
     Special Note:  Statements concerning Sybase and its subsidiaries'
 contemplated business relationships, new product releases, and business
 expectations are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of
 uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed.  Certain of these 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).
 
     CONTACT:  Julie Akstin of BMC Software, +1-713-918-1434, or
 Julie_Akstin@bmc.com; or Jenny White of Citigate Cunningham, +1-916-984-6039,
 or jwhite@citigatecunningham.com, for Sybase, Inc.; or Julie Connolly of
 Sybase, Inc., +1-925-236-8696, or julie.connolly@sybase.com.
 
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