Sybase Invited to Join Prestigious eclipse.org Board

Sybase Sought by Organization for its Expertise in Design and Development

Tools for Databases



SYNOPSIS:

Sybase, Inc. announced today that it has accepted an invitation by

eclipse.org to become a member of its Board of Directors. Sybase will be

represented by Karl Reti, director of Engineering for Sybase.

-- The Eclipse Platform is an open, integrated development environment

and eclipse.org is dedicated to its continued enhancement

-- Eclipse provides Sybase with a single integrated environment to host

all of its design and development tools

-- By integrating Eclipse based plug-in tools, Sybase customers need

only understand how to work within a single development platform;

thus reducing time and costs associated with training



Apr 08, 2002, 01:00 ET from Sybase, Inc.

    DUBLIN, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:   SY),
 a leading e-Business infrastructure provider, announced today that it has been
 selected to serve on the Eclipse Board, which provides the development
 community with access to its design and development tools for use in creating
 and managing critical e-Business applications.   Eclipse is an open platform
 for tool integration built by software development tool vendors and tool
 developers, which was formed to create better development environments and
 product integration.  This community brings together the broad participation
 of the tool users, developers and providers needed to establish, refine and
 promote high quality shared software technology.  More than 500,000 downloads
 have already been logged at eclipse.org.  Sybase will be represented on the
 Board by Karl Reti, director of Engineering for Sybase.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     "Eclipse is pleased to welcome Sybase to this leadership role," said Skip
 McGaughey, Chairperson of the Eclipse Board.  "Sybase's expertise in design
 and development tools for databases makes it a natural fit for the Eclipse
 Board and community; the company is well-poised to make significant
 contributions to this community, and further the development and delivery of
 next-generation tools required for total application integration."
     Eclipse allows companies to integrate tools with other vendors, leveraging
 the work and effort already invested by members of the development community.
 By adopting the Eclipse Platform, Sybase and its customers are provided with a
 single integrated environment into which they can integrate existing tools and
 add new design and development tools.
     "Sybase has long felt that in order for enterprises to fully integrate
 applications, they must build tools that are open and work seamlessly with
 other e-Business applications," said Karl Reti, director of Engineering for
 Sybase.  "We fully support the Eclipse Platform and community and its mission
 to create an open platform under an open source model; we look forward to
 sharing our expertise with other tool developers and providers in an effort to
 further the development of this platform."
 
     About eclipse.org
     Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors
 and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in
 collaborating to create better development environments and product
 integration.  The community shares an interest in creating products that are
 integrated and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in
 technology.  By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool
 vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new
 development technology.  Eclipse can be found on the Web at
 http://www.eclipse.org .
 
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges heterogeneous
 technologies.  With industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and
 wireless solutions, essential integration products, and high performance
 database management systems, Sybase is one of the largest independent software
 companies in the world. New Era of Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of
 Sybase, Inc.  For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:
 http://www.sybase.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sybase is a registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its
 subsidiaries.  All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks
 of the companies with which they are associated.
 
     Special Note:  Statements concerning Sybase and its subsidiaries' new
 product releases are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a
 number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could
 cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer
 demand, rapid technological changes, availability and quality of third party
 content, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product
 availability.  Some of the 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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SOURCE Sybase, Inc.
    DUBLIN, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:   SY),
 a leading e-Business infrastructure provider, announced today that it has been
 selected to serve on the Eclipse Board, which provides the development
 community with access to its design and development tools for use in creating
 and managing critical e-Business applications.   Eclipse is an open platform
 for tool integration built by software development tool vendors and tool
 developers, which was formed to create better development environments and
 product integration.  This community brings together the broad participation
 of the tool users, developers and providers needed to establish, refine and
 promote high quality shared software technology.  More than 500,000 downloads
 have already been logged at eclipse.org.  Sybase will be represented on the
 Board by Karl Reti, director of Engineering for Sybase.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     "Eclipse is pleased to welcome Sybase to this leadership role," said Skip
 McGaughey, Chairperson of the Eclipse Board.  "Sybase's expertise in design
 and development tools for databases makes it a natural fit for the Eclipse
 Board and community; the company is well-poised to make significant
 contributions to this community, and further the development and delivery of
 next-generation tools required for total application integration."
     Eclipse allows companies to integrate tools with other vendors, leveraging
 the work and effort already invested by members of the development community.
 By adopting the Eclipse Platform, Sybase and its customers are provided with a
 single integrated environment into which they can integrate existing tools and
 add new design and development tools.
     "Sybase has long felt that in order for enterprises to fully integrate
 applications, they must build tools that are open and work seamlessly with
 other e-Business applications," said Karl Reti, director of Engineering for
 Sybase.  "We fully support the Eclipse Platform and community and its mission
 to create an open platform under an open source model; we look forward to
 sharing our expertise with other tool developers and providers in an effort to
 further the development of this platform."
 
     About eclipse.org
     Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors
 and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in
 collaborating to create better development environments and product
 integration.  The community shares an interest in creating products that are
 integrated and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in
 technology.  By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool
 vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new
 development technology.  Eclipse can be found on the Web at
 http://www.eclipse.org .
 
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges heterogeneous
 technologies.  With industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and
 wireless solutions, essential integration products, and high performance
 database management systems, Sybase is one of the largest independent software
 companies in the world. New Era of Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of
 Sybase, Inc.  For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:
 http://www.sybase.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sybase is a registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its
 subsidiaries.  All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks
 of the companies with which they are associated.
 
     Special Note:  Statements concerning Sybase and its subsidiaries' new
 product releases are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a
 number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could
 cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer
 demand, rapid technological changes, availability and quality of third party
 content, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product
 availability.  Some of the 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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 SOURCE  Sybase, Inc.

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