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PBDelta Version 4.0.4

PowerBuilder Developer's Resource released PBDelta V4.0.4, with new command-line features to make integration easier with source control. PBDR also fixed a bug and was rebuilt using PB 9.0.1.

Romu Software released SmartScripter. It analyzes PowerScript and changes the case of the words according to its user-defined dictionaries.

AquaFold Data Studio
AquaFold Inc. announced the release of version 3.5 of Aqua Data Studio, a database and query administration tool that supports eight different database products (including ASA and ASE), as well as JDBC and ODBC connections.


11/17 - SAP AG and Sybase announced a worldwide agreement to deliver integrated solutions by aligning SAP Business One with Sybase data management solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The agreement combines the strengths of SAP Business One, SAP's new solution for companies with as few as five to as many as several hundred employees, with Sybase's industrial-strength relational database management system, ASE.

Unwired Enterprise Initiative
11/17 - Sybase announced its Unwired Enterprise initiative, focused on solutions to help organizations effectively manage and mobilize data and give people access to business-critical information anytime, anywhere. Sybase and Intel are driving Unwired Enterprise education through developer training programs nationwide.

Hyundai/Kia Motor
11/17 - Sybase announced that Hyundai/Kia Motor companies selected Sybase mobile database and management solutions to power its new mobile sales force automation (SFA) application. The solution will be deployed to 22,000 sales agents throughout Korea beginning in 2004.

Content Capture Technology
11/03 - Sybase announced the general availability of its Content Capture Technology built for software companies to embed into their applications. This technology extracts, aggregates, and integrates real-time data, allowing independent software vendors to offer their end users rapid and targeted views of their own and others' information. By embedding Sybase technology in their offerings, ISVs will be able to increase revenue while delivering new and upgraded products at lower, predictable costs.

European Middleware Market Leader

11/24 - IDC recognized iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, as the leader in the Western European mobile middleware market. This report expands on IDC research released in July that named iAnywhere as the worldwide market leader and places the company ahead of 14 competitors.

10/10 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, granted salesforce.com the exclusive right to market Mobile Sales. Developed by iAnywhere as a customized version of its Mobile Sales solution, this service leverages salesforce.com's software-as-service model to lower the cost and technology barriers of sales force automation (SFA) deployment. The service enhances salesforce.com's existing mobile and wireless solutions.

World's Largest Data Warehouses

11/11 - Sybase and Winter Corporation announced that the world's largest Microsoft Windows-based data warehouses run on Sybase IQ 12.5, Sybase's highly scalable analytical engine. In addition, Sybase customers have among the largest Unix-based data warehouses. Based on recent TPC-H benchmarks, Sybase IQ 12.5 is a category leader as a business intelligence and enterprise data warehousing infrastructure, with record-breaking price performance and storage efficiency.

Stonebridge Technologies
11/03 - Stonebridge Technologies announced it has formed a new marketing and reseller alliance with Sybase. Stonebridge customers will greatly benefit from this new relationship because the combined technology will allow them to create business intelligence solutions that help them make faster, more accurate decisions, comply with regulatory reporting, and lower their total cost of ownership for analytical applications.

Customer Banking Solution 5.0

11/18 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced the general availability of Financial Fusion Consumer Banking Solution 5.0. Consumer Banking Solution is a comprehensive Web-based account and payment management system that offers a fully integrated, multichannel delivery solution for retail banking.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
11/12 - Viecore and Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that Alaska USA Federal Credit Union (Alaska USA) has selected Viecore to implement a new online banking platform utilizing Financial Fusion's Consumer Banking and Corporate Banking software applications.

PowerBuilder Survey

For the past two years, Sybase has made special communication efforts and planned major evolutions for PowerBuilder. To find out how these efforts have impacted the PB user, Novalys is conducting its second worldwide survey about the usage and future of PowerBuilder.

To take part in this survey, go to www.novalys.net/info/survey_pb_2003.htm.

The results of this survey will be published in PowerBuilder Developer's Journal.

TechWave 2004

August 15-19, 2004
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

More Stories By Bruce Armstrong

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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