Sybase and Red Hat Extend Partnership with New Agreement

Sybase Enterprise-Class Data Management Solutions Now Certified on Red Hat

Enterprise Linux


Sybase, Inc. and Red Hat, Inc. have signed a new partnership agreement,

to certify Sybase's leading data management solutions on Red Hat Enterprise


-- Sybase and Red Hat have certified Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R)

Enterprise 12.5, Replication Server(R) 12.5, Open Client(TM) 12.5 and

Open Server(TM) 12.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

-- Sybase provides reliable, scalable, secure, low-cost data management

solutions for the Linux operating system.

-- Sybase is committed to providing its customers with an open product

environment, enabling companies to uncover the economic value of

existing applications and hardware assets, and experience true low

total cost of ownership.

Jul 14, 2003, 01:00 ET from Sybase, Inc.

    NEW YORK, and RALEIGH, N.C., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase,
 Inc. (NYSE:   SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company,
 and Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:   RHAT), the premier open source and Linux provider,
 today announced that Sybase has become a Red Hat Premier ISV Partner,
 deepening their existing relationship.  At the first stage of this agreement,
 Sybase has certified its enterprise-class data management systems on the Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux providing enterprise customers with reliable, scalable
 and secure data management solutions that build on the promise of Linux by
 further reducing operating costs.
     "We chose Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise as the cost effective data
 management platform for the entitlements components of Reuters Market Data
 System (RMDS) because we felt it offers the highest levels of reliability,
 availability and scalability at the lowest cost," said Casey Merkey, Product
 Marketing Manager, Reuters Front Office Systems. "The partnership between
 Sybase and Red Hat gives us even more confidence that relational database
 management systems will continue to scale on the Sybase and Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux solution for our largest financial services customers."
     As strategic partners on the Linux platform, Sybase and Red Hat will
 ensure that customers meet their data management needs at a low cost. Sybase
 and Red Hat will collaborate on engineering development, training and support,
 and exchange technology roadmaps to coordinate activities and maximize the
 benefits of the solutions to their joint customers. Sybase and Red Hat will
 also support joint customers using the following Sybase products running on
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
     --  Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 for Linux -- Sybase's
         enterprise-class, relational database management system
     --  Replication Server 12.5 for Linux - A flexible architecture for
         building robust distributed database systems
     --  Open Client 12.5 for Linux - A versatile programming interface
         allowing transparent access to any data source, information
         application or system service
     --  Open Server 12.5 for Linux -- An application programming interface
         which provides a gateway to access data from a wide range of
         heterogeneous systems
     "Sybase was one of the first data management vendors to support Linux and
 this partnership with Red Hat demonstrates that we are committed to the
 platform," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager,
 Sybase Infrastructure Platform Group. "Increasingly, enterprises are
 evaluating Linux as an alternative to existing Unix and Windows based server
 technologies. Our ongoing support of Linux will help those companies achieve
 secure, industrial-strength data management at a low TCO."
     "Working with Sybase is critical to our pursuit of the global expansion of
 the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform," said Mike Evans, vice president of
 channel sales and development at Red Hat. "Sybase's participation in our
 Premier Partner program and certification of its data management solutions on
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives customers more options when deploying Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux in their organization."
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase pioneers software that integrates platforms, databases and
 applications. Sybase solutions create Information Liquidity -- transforming
 data into economic value. With Sybase, companies can attain maximum value from
 their data assets by getting the right information to the right people at the
 right time. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: .
     About Red Hat, Inc.
     Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is
 headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide.  For more
 information visit .
     NOTE:  Sybase, Adaptive Server Enterprise, Replication Server, Open Client
 and Open Server are trademarks or 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 earnings, business
 relationships and market prospects are by nature forward-looking statements
 that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed.
 The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "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 ultimately affect such statements include sales
 productivity; shifts in customer or market demand for the company's products
 and services, rapid technological changes 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).

SOURCE Sybase, Inc.