Sybase and SGI Expand Strategic Business Alliance to Increase Support of Shared Customer Base

Synopsis:

Customers reap the rewards of an intensified Sybase and SGI alliance. The

current agreement means:



-- Continued availability of Sybase ASE(R) database on SGI IRIX(R)

platforms

-- Investment of current SGI-Sybase customers will be protected

-- Combined technology will let customers make their information

e-Business-ready



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sybase, Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Strengthening their
 decade-long corporate relationship, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:   SGI) and
 Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SYBS) today announced an agreement to renew and extend
 their partnership, firmly establishing the companies as Tier I platform
 providers.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     With the agreement, Sybase will continue to port Adaptive Server(TM)
 Enterprise (ASE) to SGI's IRIX(R) operating system.  This will protect the
 investment of current SGI-Sybase customers and allow them to upgrade to new
 versions of ASE that meet the needs of traditional and online businesses. ASE
 allows customers to make their information e-Business-ready.  New customers
 will be able to utilize ASE's superior performance, scalability and unique
 high availability solution that leverages IRIS FailSafe(TM), the
 next-generation high availability solution from SGI.  All customers will also
 be able to take advantage of significant productivity enhancements that
 include support of Java and XML in ASE.
     All SGI customers running on all MIPS(R)/IRIX platforms can benefit from
 this strengthened partnership, including those using the latest SGI(TM)
 Origin(TM) 3000 series servers based on the patented NUMAflex(TM) modular
 technology.  This technology provides enterprise customers with unparalleled
 scalability, resiliency, flexibility, investment protection and performance.
     "Under this agreement, SGI and Sybase have put into place a long-term
 mechanism for maintaining and extending the customer base that we have jointly
 developed as partners over the last few years," said Desh Urs, vice president
 of Database Alliances and Business Intelligence at SGI. "This is a worldwide
 partnership with Sybase dedicated to delivering solutions that exploit our
 shared core competencies in big data that allow our customers to utilize their
 data assets to make better business decisions."
     "This agreement serves as a basis for leveraging key Sybase and SGI
 initiatives with the purpose of providing effective solutions for our joint
 customers," said Raj Nathan, Senior Vice President and general manager of
 Sybase's Enterprise Solutions Division.  "We are pleased to continue to
 provide availability of Adaptive Server Enterprise, Sybase's enterprise
 database product, to all of SGI's IRIX customers."
 
     About Sybase
     Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-Business
 and enable access to information anytime, anyplace. With its industry-leading
 Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless and vertical market solutions,
 Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the
 world. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.
 
     About SGI
     SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced
 graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their
 toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with
 offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at www.sgi.com.
     NOTE:  SGI and the SGI logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. MIPS
 is a registered trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc., used under license by
 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
     Sybase is a registered trademark, and Adaptive Server is a trademark of
 Sybase, Inc. IRIX is a registered trademark, and IRIS FailSafe, NUMAflex and
 Origin are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc.  All other trademarks
 mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Jessica Hartmann of Sybase, Inc., 510-922-8693, or
 jessica.hartmann@sybase.com; or Gregory Slabodkin of SGI, 301-595-2618, or
 slabodkin@sgi.com.
 
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SOURCE Sybase, Inc.
    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Strengthening their
 decade-long corporate relationship, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:   SGI) and
 Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SYBS) today announced an agreement to renew and extend
 their partnership, firmly establishing the companies as Tier I platform
 providers.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     With the agreement, Sybase will continue to port Adaptive Server(TM)
 Enterprise (ASE) to SGI's IRIX(R) operating system.  This will protect the
 investment of current SGI-Sybase customers and allow them to upgrade to new
 versions of ASE that meet the needs of traditional and online businesses. ASE
 allows customers to make their information e-Business-ready.  New customers
 will be able to utilize ASE's superior performance, scalability and unique
 high availability solution that leverages IRIS FailSafe(TM), the
 next-generation high availability solution from SGI.  All customers will also
 be able to take advantage of significant productivity enhancements that
 include support of Java and XML in ASE.
     All SGI customers running on all MIPS(R)/IRIX platforms can benefit from
 this strengthened partnership, including those using the latest SGI(TM)
 Origin(TM) 3000 series servers based on the patented NUMAflex(TM) modular
 technology.  This technology provides enterprise customers with unparalleled
 scalability, resiliency, flexibility, investment protection and performance.
     "Under this agreement, SGI and Sybase have put into place a long-term
 mechanism for maintaining and extending the customer base that we have jointly
 developed as partners over the last few years," said Desh Urs, vice president
 of Database Alliances and Business Intelligence at SGI. "This is a worldwide
 partnership with Sybase dedicated to delivering solutions that exploit our
 shared core competencies in big data that allow our customers to utilize their
 data assets to make better business decisions."
     "This agreement serves as a basis for leveraging key Sybase and SGI
 initiatives with the purpose of providing effective solutions for our joint
 customers," said Raj Nathan, Senior Vice President and general manager of
 Sybase's Enterprise Solutions Division.  "We are pleased to continue to
 provide availability of Adaptive Server Enterprise, Sybase's enterprise
 database product, to all of SGI's IRIX customers."
 
     About Sybase
     Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-Business
 and enable access to information anytime, anyplace. With its industry-leading
 Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless and vertical market solutions,
 Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the
 world. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.
 
     About SGI
     SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced
 graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their
 toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with
 offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at www.sgi.com.
     NOTE:  SGI and the SGI logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. MIPS
 is a registered trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc., used under license by
 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
     Sybase is a registered trademark, and Adaptive Server is a trademark of
 Sybase, Inc. IRIX is a registered trademark, and IRIS FailSafe, NUMAflex and
 Origin are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc.  All other trademarks
 mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Jessica Hartmann of Sybase, Inc., 510-922-8693, or
 jessica.hartmann@sybase.com; or Gregory Slabodkin of SGI, 301-595-2618, or
 slabodkin@sgi.com.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X18687196
 
 SOURCE  Sybase, Inc.

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