Sybase, an enterprise infrastructure and integration company, says that it’s “accelerating” its commitment to the Mac. For one thing, the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, the company’s enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS), will be available for Mac OS X customers within the third quarter of this year.
ASE is a data management platform designed for transaction-intensive enterprise applications, with advanced capabilities to meet the evolving requirements of e-Business. It provides system implementors with support for Java and XML technologies.
With ASE, system implementors will be able to deploy high-performance, scalable RDBMS on the Mac, according to Dr. Raj Nathan, senior VP and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. The company has also announced that ASE will provide support for Apple’s WebObjects, allowing application developers using Apple’s WebObjects full support from ASE’s rich feature set. WebObjects is Apple’s application server software.
“In a recent study of enterprise customers, purchasers of Mac OS X are significantly more likely to be considering database systems than customers not running Mac OS X with 23 percent considering purchasing a database management system,” said Michael Kelly, chairman and chief architect of Techtel Corporation, a technology market research firm. “I would expect Sybase’s introduction to only accelerate this interest.”