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: http://www.sybase.com . 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 http://www.redhat.com . 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).
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