Sybase Extends Business Continuity With Support for Sun Microsystems's High Availability Platform Sybase ASE Boosts Reliability and Ease of Management on Sun Cluster

3.0 Software


Sybase, Inc. today announced that Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise

(ASE) now supports the Sun(TM) Cluster 3.0 software active-passive


-- The active-passive agent enables Sybase ASE deployments increased

service levels and minimized risks.

-- Sybase provides its customers with products that help manage low total

cost of ownership.

    DUBLIN, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase, Inc.
 (NYSE:   SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company, today
 announced Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) now supports the
 Sun Cluster 3.0 software active-passive agent, expanding the offering to
 include active-passive support in addition to active-active support.
 Customers now have the option to select the most optimal solution to meet
 their individual high availability needs.
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     Powered by Sun's advanced SunPlex(TM) technology -- a clustering platform
 delivering continuous and rapid access to data, devices and the network
 -- Sybase's enterprise-class, relational database management system offers
 customers increased service levels and minimized risks.
     "In today's highly competitive business climate, e-Business environments
 must be available to customers, suppliers, partners and users 24 hours a day,
 seven days a week," said David Nelson-Gal, vice president, High-Availability
 products, Sun Microsystems, Inc.  "Sybase ASE's support of the Sun
 Cluster 3.0 software active-active and active-passive agents will give
 customers both business continuity and ease of management helping them to
 lower overall TCO."
     The active-active agent allows Sybase ASE deployments to achieve the
 highest levels of availability by enabling two Sybase ASE servers to work
 together to produce a "hot standby" capability.  Thus, either server is able
 to simultaneously handle transactions while performing a fast recovery on the
 companion server should it go down, further reducing unplanned downtime.  An
 active-passive agent, previously available to ASE 12.0 clients using Sun
 Cluster 3.0, is a value-priced solution that monitors the health of the Sybase
 ASE in the SunPlex environment.  The agent automatically detects if the Sybase
 ASE server fails and re-starts the server or fails over to a backup node in
 the SunPlex environment.  With Sybase ASE, customers are able to
 choose the agent option that best suits their IT architecture and business
     Key benefits of the SunPlex environment for Sybase solutions include:
     -- Higher service levels, with client-transparent recovery from
        hardware/software component failures, meaning clients never have to
     -- Simplified management of the entire infrastructure, thus reducing
        deployment and ongoing costs
     -- Joint Sun and Sybase support for customers via the Sun Vendor
        Integration Program (SunVIP)
     Sybase partners with industry-leading solution providers to bring
 innovative technologies to market to help customers derive economic value from
 their data.  Committed to the philosophy that partnerships should be mutually
 beneficial, Sybase's Business Solutions Alliance Program connects partners to
 the resources they need to profit from the relationship, including quality
 products, tools, training and access to marketing, business and technical
 support.  To learn more about partnering with Sybase, please go to
     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:
     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.  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Cluster,
 SunPlex and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     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).

SOURCE Sybase, Inc.

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