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Mobile IoT: Press Release

Sybase First with Spatial Database and Synchronization for Mobile Devices

Enables development of data-driven spatial applications for leading smartphone devices

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Sybase, Inc., a provider of enterprise and mobile software, on Monday announced advanced spatial data functionality as part of the next release of its SQL Anywhere® database and synchronization solution.

This release makes Sybase the first vendor to enable development of data-driven spatial applications for leading smartphone devices and synchronize the on-device spatial data with spatial databases, application servers and enterprise systems.

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By leveraging these new capabilities, organizations in key markets such as utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing and government are able to provide field workers with access to detailed spatial information combined with business critical data in a robust and scalable way.

“We expect the Spatial Information Management market to continue to grow at a healthy, compound annual rate over the next several years,” says David Sonnen, IDC's consultant for Spatial Information Management. “Spatially-enabled Sybase SQL Anywhere addresses the occasionally-connected environment gap that exists in the spatial market today.”

SQL Anywhere is a long standing leader in providing data management and synchronization technologies designed to operate in mobile and embedded environments without regular on-site IT maintenance. The many new spatial data support capabilities include:

  • Support for OGC and SQLMM standards for spatial data types and APIs
  • Native import for shape files and built in functions to export to KML, GML and SVG formats
  • Use of spatial data on all of the platforms supported by SQL Anywhere, from Linux, Unix, Mac OS, Windows, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Mobile
  • Bi-directional synchronization of spatial and standard data between field worker and many popular enterprise systems

“Sybase is pleased to work with industry leaders such as ESRI to expand its enterprise mobility leadership and revolutionize the mobile experience for field workers in emerging, high-growth markets such as geo-spatial,” said Mike Paola, director, product management, Sybase. “The innovative approach taken by SQL Anywhere in synchronizing geo-spatial information with enterprise systems demonstrates its continued leadership of enabling enterprise data outside the traditional data center.”

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.