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Sybase IQ Analytics Server Extends Leading Technology with Embedded Extract, Transform and Load Functionality

DUBLIN, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase(R), Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced the immediate availability of embedded extract, transform and load (ETL) capabilities in Sybase IQ 12.7 analytics server.

DUBLIN, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sybase(R), Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced the immediate availability of embedded extract, transform and load (ETL) capabilities in Sybase IQ 12.7 analytics server.

Sybase IQ analytics server handles the most challenging data warehousing requirements with ease, meeting the demand for business intelligence, advanced analytics, predictive modeling, stringent regulation compliance and high-speed reporting. The addition of ETL functionality to Sybase IQ provides highly improved data integration capabilities.

"We have been watching and waiting for database implementers to catch up with Sybase IQ and its unique table and index structure, which is designed to deliver impressive performance for complex queries against large data warehouses. Recent evidence of increased adoption of this product combined with the embedded ETL feature that Sybase is announcing for release 12.7 improves the market competitiveness of Sybase IQ," said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Information Management and Data Integration Software Research, IDC.

Sybase's robust line-up of innovative technologies including Sybase IQ, Sybase PowerDesigner(R) and the Sybase Data Integration Suite deliver results for mission-critical analytics applications. Some of the world's largest data warehouses run on Sybase IQ analytics server, and customers include leading global organizations such as Nielsen Media Research, Morgan Stanley Spain, China Telecom, Samsung Life Insurance, First National Bank of South Africa and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

"The ETL functionality of the Sybase IQ analytics server enables enterprises to quickly realize the value of business intelligence," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Sybase. "Sybase continues to anticipate enterprise needs by providing the most rapid and complete analytics offerings anytime, anywhere. The ability to address these market needs is reflected by double-digit growth of Sybase IQ, year over year, for Q1 2007."

Embedded ETL functionality in Sybase IQ analytics server provides an easy method for building data transfers and a faster way to move, convert and maintain data. Key benefits of Sybase IQ with ETL include:

Improved load function: Embedded rich ETL tools support streamlined, rapid modeling and deployment of an analytics environment. Enhanced security: Column-level encryption option, password formatting, and multiplex login management features support a more secure analytics environment. Enhanced usability: Improved Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) functionality includes windowing and statistical functions to facilitate implementation.

Additionally, the intuitive ETL development tooling and scalable ETL server architecture delivers easy set-up, maintenance and management of data and it automatically produces the full ETL documentation loading by eliminating the need for hand-coding the entire ETL process.

Pricing and Product Availability

Sybase IQ 12.7 analytics server with ETL is available immediately. Sybase IQ Enterprise Edition starts at $45,000 / CPU. The Encrypted Column Option is an additional $15,000 per CPU. This version is currently available on Solaris 64, Windows 32 and 64, Linux 32 and 64, AIX 64. Additional information on Sybase IQ analytics server is available at: http://www.sybase.com/sybaseiq.

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers and partners to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.

Sybase and PowerDesigner are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. (R) indicates registration in the United States of America. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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