Sybase, Inc. today announced that the Sybase® Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) for Linux, the enterprise-class, relational database management system (RDBMS), will run on IBM’s eServer™ OpenPower™ systems, IBM’s POWER5™ microprocessor-based servers tuned specifically for Linux environments. Sybase ASE on Linux is designed specifically for Linux-driven strategies, giving enterprises greater choice for implementing an open, high-performance, high-value data management solution. The companies will participate in joint sales, marketing and services activities, worldwide, with a focus on financial services.

“IBM is committed to providing customers with Linux solutions that help them achieve peak performance with a low total cost of ownership,” said Per Larsen, vice president for eServer pSeries at IBM.

“Customers want solutions that run on high-performing, scalable and reliable hardware platforms, while also lowering costs. We value Sybase’s commitment to our OpenPower platform with the addition of Sybase ASE for Linux.”

“With proven price-performance, Sybase ASE for Linux is an ideal data management platform for the IBM OpenPower platform, which is intended for enterprises seeking the most scalable and reliable Linux solutions,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president, Information Technology Solutions Group, Sybase. “The goal in extending Sybase ASE for Linux to the IBM OpenPower platform is to offer customers the widest range of options available for the efficient management and delivery of enterprise data, which is a core component of the Unwired Enterprise.”

Sybase ASE was the first RDBMS for Linux, is recognized as the Linux database TCO leader by The Standish Group, and has won the LinuxWorld Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Linux Database” and “Best SMB Linux Package” in the Open Source World Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Awards.

Sybase ASE has demonstrated consistently superior performance on Linux in transaction-heavy environments like financial services, where reliability, security and high availability are critical. The lowest total cost of ownership is achieved by Sybase ASE’s excellent architecture and manageability.

Sybase ASE environments realize high performance with substantially fewer resources than many alternatives. Sybase ASE’s open standards-based technology make integration and migration particularly easy, further reducing risk and costs. Companies including Anvil, Dresdener Kleinwort Wasserstein (DKW), Global Card Services, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., Manitoba Family Services and Housing, Reuters, Securify and Veritas, make Sybase ASE on Linux their RDBMS of choice.

Sybase recently has enjoyed rapid adoption of its Sybase ASE for Linux Express Edition, Sybase’s no-charge version of its Linux enterprise class database for development and production use. Sybase ASE for Linux Express Edition has been downloaded over 10,000 times since its release in September.

Sybase ASE for Linux on IBM OpenPower will be available in Q1 2005. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-8-SYBASE.