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EAServer Benchmarks
7/11 - Sybase announced that EAServer achieved record-breaking price-performance results, better than BEA, IBM, Oracle, and all other application servers, on a single-node configuration in the independent ECperf benchmark. ECperf is the industry-standard benchmark that measures the scalability and performance of application servers and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. ECperf results can be viewed on the ECperf Web site at http://ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/ index.jsp?page=results/top_ten_price_performance.

New PowerBuilder Books
7/4 - A number of authors - including a number of PBDJ editors and authors - are working on two new books on PowerBuilder development slated for a release approximately the same time that PB9 is released. One book covers advanced client/server development techniques, while the other focuses on distributed development. More information on the books, including the option to sign up for a mailing list for each, can be obtained at www.pb9books.com.

iForce Solution for Economical Data Management
6/26 - Sybase and Sun Microsystems announced that they are bringing highly scalable, enterprise-strength data processing power to small- and mid-market businesses through the new "iForce Solution for Economical Data Management." The solution, which will be delivered through the iForce channel partners, provides enterprise-strength data management, analytical ability, and disaster recovery functionality at PC server prices to businesses that previously may not have been able to afford such a solution. This combination of Sun Fire servers and Sybase software has been pretested and integrated to help customers reduce risk and speed time to implementation to more quickly realize a return on IT investment.

CORPORATE NEWS
Financial Fusion Rated #1
7/10 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that Celent Communications ranked Financial Fusion as the number one provider of online banking solutions for large financial institutions with assets greater than $20 billion. The report, "Ranking the U.S. Vendors of Internet Banking Solutions," published in June 2002, provides an analysis of Internet banking solutions from 11 leading vendors.

Revised Earnings Estimate
7/3 - Sybase lowered its earning estimates, indicating that revenues for the second quarter would likely be approximately $205 million versus the approximately $215 million the company had projected earlier. The company attributed the softness in top-line revenues to persistent weakness in the overall economy. Nonetheless, the company also indicated that it expects second quarter pro forma earnings per share (EPS) of approximately $0.24, in line with analyst expectations.

ASA Anywhere Certification Exam
7/1 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced a new certification exam for Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 - a key component of SQL Anywhere Studio. This certification is part of the Sybase Certified Professional Program and demonstrates proficiency in designing, developing, implementing, and administering Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 databases.

PARTNERSHIPS
w2bi
6/20 - w2bi Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, that allows w2bi to market and support a comprehensive solution for FIX (Financial Information eXchange) messaging. The solution includes integration of Financial Fusion TradeForce GlobalFIX products that enable financial institutions to automate the order flow from inception to settlement without reentering data.

Slam Dunk Networks
6/17 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced a partnership with Slam Dunk Networks to provide secure, fast, and cost-effective global connectivity to the financial services industry for customers of Financial Fusion TradeForce Suite. TradeForce Suite is a complete STP solution that's designed to standardize financial messaging for the trading industry.

MAJOR CONTRACTS
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
7/8 - Sybase announced that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation had selected the Sybase PATRIOT compliance solution to address the significant data management, integration, and reporting challenges the financial services industry faces in complying with the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.

Bear Sterns, Credit Lyonnias, NY Merc, George Weiss
6/18 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that Bear Sterns, Credit Lyonnais, New York Mercantile Exchange, and George Weiss had all licensed components of the Financial Fusion TradeForce Suite. These leading firms selected TradeForce Suite to advance their STP efforts in electronic trading connectivity.

Tigerex Network
6/17 - Sybase announced that it provided world-class integration technology to power the Tigerex Network - a global financial network that enables domestic financial brokers to execute trades across multiple foreign markets more efficiently. Powered by New Era of Networks e-Biz Integrator, Biz Tracker, and FIX Adapter, the Tigerex Network allows domestic brokers and investors to route a foreign market trade in the trader's currency of choice to an execution broker and global custodian for execution, settlement, and custody of the security.

EVENTS
TDWI World Conferences
(Data Warehousing)

November 3-8, Orlando, FL
www.dw-institute.com/confmain.htm

Asia Pacific User Conference
John Major, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, honorary speaker
October 24-25, Beijing, China
http://ap.sybase.com/gvs/eas/events/eventDisplay.html?event_id=67

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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