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Sybase, Inc. Announces the Availability of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5

Originally published January 27, 2010

Sybase, Inc. an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, recently announced the availability of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.5, the newest version of its high-performance, mission-critical enterprise database management system.

Sybase ASE 15.5 features the addition of two new options: ASE In-memory Databases (IMDB) and Advanced Backup Services. With these enhancements, ASE 15.5 continues to deliver unparalleled performance and manageability for data intensive environments that require very low response times and high throughput. 

The IMDB option in Sybase ASE 15.5 enables data virtualization and scaling critical to meeting the needs of high data volume and high concurrent user organizations, whether deployed in public cloud or private data center environments. Unlike other in-memory products, the ASE 15.5 IMDB is fully integrated within ASE, eliminating the need for application changes and providing the flexibility that allows in-memory databases to be configured to meet application requirements.

“In-memory DBMS is an important dimension of the DBMS landscape, and will become more so in the coming years,” said Carl Olofson, Vice President of Research at IDC. “The Sybase developments that provide transparent in-memory database management show clear leadership in the DBMS field.”

ASE 15.5 also increases efficiency in the data center with the integration of the ASE Backup Server with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) from IBM. With this support, ASE databases can be backed up on any TSM supported media, providing faster backups and restores with less network and storage resources required. This new integration provides a cost effective solution for storage management.

“The database management features offered by Sybase ASE 15.5 coupled with the storage management features offered by IBM TSM provide a powerful solution to overcome the challenges of data protection faced in today’s business environment.” said Richard Vining, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage.  “We are pleased to provide Sybase ASE with the Ready for Tivoli software designation, which shows customers that the solution meets or exceeds IBM compatibility criteria and successfully integrates with one or more IBM Tivoli Software products.”

"In data centers, the IT challenge is to increase efficiency and availability while lowering data center costs. At the same time, application deployments in grid and cloud computing environments are increasing the requirements of transaction processing systems to support large volumes of concurrent users with high transaction rates,” said Brian Vink, vice-president, data management products, Sybase. “ASE 15.5 addresses these extreme requirements by delivering increased data throughput and greater concurrent activity while elevating productivity and uptime.”

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