Sybase and Red Hat Announce Plans for Expanded Alliance to Unlock Customer Value Sybase First to Announce Plans to Deliver a Database Appliance that

Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with Virtualization



    DUBLIN, Calif. and RALEIGH, N.C., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:   SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure
 and mobile software, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:   RHT), the world's leading
 provider of open source solutions, today announced plans for an expanded
 partnership which will include the delivery of a database appliance based
 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with integrated virtualization. This pairing
 will unlock customer value by leveraging Red Hat virtualized infrastructure
 and Sybase's continuing data management leadership. This marks the first
 time an enterprise data management company has announced plans for a Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux 5 database appliance.
     Integrated virtualization will enable the flexibility of on-demand
 resource management, and provide a substantial increase in the performance
 of database systems. Sybase's enterprise-class database, Sybase(R) Adaptive
 Server(R) Enterprise (ASE), will seamlessly leverage on-line migration and
 high availability capabilities when running on the Red Hat Advanced
 Platform.
     In addition, the two companies are announcing plans for Sybase to
 become a member of the Red Hat Cooperative Resolution Center, which will
 enable mutual customers of Red Hat and Sybase to call either company and be
 assured that the two will work closely together to resolve concerns.
 Additionally, Sybase's membership in the Red Hat Cooperative Resolution
 Center will allow the parties to have joint labs, end-to-end testing, cross
 support training and defined escalation procedures.
     "Sybase and Red Hat have many joint customers and a long history of
 teaming to provide industry-leading solutions," said Tim Yeaton, senior
 vice president of Enterprise Solutions at Red Hat. "With clustering and
 integrated virtualization in the Red Hat Advanced Platform unlocking
 incredible cost savings for enterprise infrastructures, the pairing of
 Sybase ASE as an appliance solution is natural."
     "The expanded partnership will give our mutual customers the financial
 agility and productivity edge across their enterprise," said Dr. Raj
 Nathan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Sybase. "Sybase
 ASE 15's attractive price, performance and innovative technology, combined
 with Red Hat's market leadership in enterprise Linux distribution, enable
 enterprises to manage and mobilize their data at a fraction of the cost."
     Industry analysts recognize the business benefits of this mutual
 partnership.
     "Sybase ASE together with Linux provides the most cost effective
 solution, 15 percent to 37 percent less than alternative solutions," said
 Jim Johnson, founder and chairman, the Standish Group. "We believe the
 support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with virtualization will enable Sybase
 and Red Hat to provide the most cost effective solution."
     "Both Red Hat Linux and Sybase database solutions are optimized to take
 advantage of Intel processor technologies such as Intel(R) Virtualization
 Technology and our enhanced performance and energy efficient Quad-Core
 Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors," said Doug Fisher, Intel Vice President and
 General Manager, System Software Division. "The integrated Red Hat-Sybase
 database appliance solution on Intel-based servers will drive increased
 value to all of our enterprise customers."
     Highlights of the expanded partnership will include:
 
     -- Collaborating to optimize and deliver Sybase data management products
        on Red Hat Advanced Platform, with its integrated server, storage and
        network virtualization and management
     -- Seamless customer support through Red Hat's Cooperative Resolution
        Center
     -- Enabling on-line migration and high availability capabilities for low
        cost, high performing data management solutions
     -- Sybase ASE certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with virtualization,
 
        planned availability in the second half of 2007; Sybase IQ analytics
        server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, planned availability in the
        second half of 2007
     -- A database appliance certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with
        virtualization, planned availability in the second half of 2007,
        eliminating the need for separate OS and database patches, with lower
        installation, configuration and maintenance costs
     About Red Hat, Inc.
     Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is
 headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with over 50 satellite offices spanning the
 globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for
 three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red
 Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system
 platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management
 and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss
 Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and
 consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:
 http://www.redhat.com.
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively
 focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the
 point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that
 securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers and
 partners 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:
 http://www.sybase.com.
     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'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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