Sybase and HP Strengthen Alliance to Provide Customers with High-Performance, Cost-Effective Data Management Solution
Companies Announce Plans for Sybase ASE to Run on HP-UX and Red Hat Linux Operating Systems Powered by HP's Itanium 2-Based Servers SYNOPSIS: Sybase, Inc. and HP expand existing relationship, offering customers more choice for deploying Sybase's enterprise-class, relational database management system, Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise (ASE) on HP servers. - Sybase to provide Sybase(R) ASE running HP-UX and Red Hat Linux operating systems powered by HP's Itanium(R)2-based servers - The solution will provide customers with a high-performance, cost-effective data management solution - Sybase continues its commitment to providing multi-platform, cost-effective solutions.
DUBLIN, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec 16, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company, and HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced an expansion to their strategic alliance that will provide customers with greater choice for implementing a high-performance, cost-effective data management solution. The companies plan to provide customers with a total solution comprising Sybase's enterprise-class, relational database management system (RDBMS), Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), running on HP-UX and Red Hat Linux operating systems powered by HP's Itanium 2-based servers. The companies also announced plans for Sybase ASE to be available on HP's forthcoming EV7 processor-based AlphaServer systems, providing new options for HP Tru64 UNIX(R) customers for extending current installations or powering new solutions.
"Sybase is committed to providing our customers multi-platform, cost-effective solutions and our extended relationship with HP demonstrates that commitment," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. "ASE running on HP-UX and Linux operating systems and powered by HP's Itanium 2-based servers will provide the same high-performance, low total cost of ownership RDBMS that our customers benefit from today."
"All enterprise customers are always looking for ways to minimize technology costs and companies delivering solutions that balance price and performance are obvious choices," said Tom Kucharvy, Summit Strategies. "64-bit architectures optimize data integrity and server performance and Sybase ASE on HP-UX and powered by HP's Itanium 2-based servers will offer many customers the high-performance, cost-effective data management solution they are looking for."
"Customers want solutions that run well on high-performing, scalable and reliable hardware platforms, while also lowering costs," said Nigel Ball, vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Solutions Partners. "HP and Sybase have a long-standing relationship based on delivering solutions for customers' most demanding business requirements. As the leader in UNIX servers, we value Sybase's commitment to our family of servers and know that customers will be pleased with the addition of Sybase ASE on HP-UX and Linux for our Itanium 2-based servers."