Sybase Inc., an enterprise infrastructure and integration company, has released Open Client and Open Server for Mac OS X. What exactly are they? They’re programming tool kits designed to enable the creation of enterprise-class database applications from within Mac OS X, according to Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division.
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Sybase Open Client for Mac OS X provides Mac OS X client seats with a high performance connection to an installed base of more than 40,000 corporate systems running more than one million databases managed by Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, he said. Sybase Open Server facilitates the development of multi-user data connections and specialized data storage systems, Nathan said. Open Client and Open Server for Mac OS X, Internet-enabled developer tool kits, are available immediately.
Open Client acts as a bridge between the applications developed on Mac OS X and Sybase’s enterprise-class products including the Sybase ASE database manager and middleware, such as Sybase’s DirectConnect family of products. Together with DirectConnect, Open Client allows a developer to tap into legacy enterprise databases running on Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics and Sun servers, Nathan said.
Sybase Open Server is a configurable server tool kit that simplifies the design and implementation of server applications, he said. With Open Server, programmers can extend the value of existing applications by allowing them to be used with Open Client-based applications as well as integrate legacy databases into the client/server environment, he added.