Sybase Inc.’s Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5 for Mac OS X Server 10.2 will be available later this month. The new version will join the free Developer’s Edition of ASE 12.5 already available for download now.
ASE is an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS). It’s a data management platform designed for transaction-intensive enterprise applications, with advanced capabilities for e-Business needs. And 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.
ASE 12.5 for Mac OS X Server 10.2 — due Sept. 23 — utilizes the Apple installer and supports Apple’s new Rendezvous technology for zero configuration. It dynamically registers the server instantly by setting up host names, port numbers and creating the necessary interfaces. ASE 125 automatically handles client discovery and reconfigures the database anytime there are changes to the server configuration, without requiring manual intervention. It supports Net-SNMP, allowing network administrators to monitor the status of the database remotely via SNMP-compatible products such as HP OpenView.
ASE 12.5 will also generate traps that can be used to activate pagers, send e-mails, and enable other proactive management actions, Nathan said. It features an Aqua interface and offers enterprise-level technical support.
ASE 12.5 for Mac OS X Server 10.2 also includes Sybase’s XML Management Package, which provides support for Java and XML. This lets you decrease time-to-market with applications running on “Jaguar” Server, Nathan said.
The Developer’s Edition of ASE for Mac OS X works in conjunction with the Sybase Developer Network, which offers a single point of access to developer software, services, related technical information from Sybase, and collaboration with other Sybase developers. The Developer’s Edition of ASE 12.5 on Mac OS X is available now for free download.