To coincide with this week’s Macworld San Francisco,
Sybase, a company that provides enterprise-class software solutions for e-business purposes, announced that it plans to improve its enterprise software for the Mac development community.
The company’s decision to bring its enterprise suite and client to Mac OS X is a sign that the operating system has a great potential in corporate America, it seems. Sybase’s Open Client for Mac and ASE 12.5 for Mac OS X will be available later this year.
For the first time, Mac OS X developers will have the ability to create large scale enterprise-class applications for Mac users with Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 for Mac. Plus, the company will develop Open Client for Mac, an Internet-enabled developer tool kit and will port its Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 enterprise-class relational database product to Mac OS X.
Open Client for Mac will be an Internet-enabled development tool kit for developers delivering Mac applications across a variety of database systems. ASE 12.5 for Apple’s newest generation operating system will let developers build applications with native Mac OS X support for database applications, according to Raj Nathan, senior VP and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division.
Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5, Sybase’s flagship database product, is used for applications that require high availability, intensive transaction handling and scalability. It offers customers database capabilities with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership than many of its competitors, Nathan said.
“This move by Sybase to provide infrastructure technology for OS X will enable the development of an entirely new class of enterprise solutions, responding to existing market demand from the Mac developer community,” said Michael Weissman, CEO of Techtel, a technology market research firm.