DUBLIN, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --iAnywhere Solutions,
Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), today announced a new Borland
dbExpress driver for SQL Anywhere(R) Studio, designed to simplify the
development of database-powered applications using the Borland(R) Delphi(TM)
and Borland C++BuilderX(TM) integrated development environments (IDEs). As a
result, developers are able to employ their existing IDE expertise to quickly
and easily create solutions that leverage the iAnywhere(R) database for
mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments.
"Borland customers have requested integration with SQL Anywhere Studio,"
said Simon Thornhill, vice president and general manager of .NET solutions at
Borland. "The new dbExpress driver will enable developers to leverage this
enterprise-class database, while providing the ease-of-use and development
team productivity for which Borland is known."
"With the new dbExpress driver, the Borland Delphi and Borland C++
developer base can now take advantage of the reliability, ease-of-use and
small footprint of SQL Anywhere Studio to develop innovative database-powered
applications," said Mike Paola, senior group product manager at iAnywhere.
"This announcement highlights iAnywhere's long-standing belief in empowering
developers to leverage their existing application development skills and
"We use both SQL Anywhere Studio and Delphi in our retail point-of-sale
applications, enabling us to develop sophisticated solutions very quickly,"
said Andy Noppenberger at MICROS. "iAnywhere and Borland's technologies are a
good combination and the new dbExpress driver will make the development
process even easier."
The dbExpress driver for SQL Anywhere Studio is included in the recently
released Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft (R) .NET Framework and will be
available by download for existing Delphi and C++BuilderX customers on the
registered users area of www.borland.com/downloads/. Interested developers can
also register at http://www.ianywhere.com/sql_delphi for a Webcast to be held
on December 16, 2003.
iAnywhere is the worldwide market leader in mobile databases and mobile
middleware. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 embedded database partners
rely on its SQL Anywhere(R) technology and mobile enterprise solutions. In
addition, its AvantGo(R) mobile Internet service has more than ten million
registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY),
and its mobile technology plays an important role in the Sybase(R) Unwired
Enterprise initiative to unlock and deliver enterprise information anytime,
anywhere. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, SQL Anywhere and AvantGo are
trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its
subsidiaries. (R) indicates registration in the United States of America. All
Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All
other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective
companies with which they are associated.
Special Note: Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions' business
relationships 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).
Marsha Ann Marsh
SOURCE iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.