|By PowerBuilder News Desk, Business Wire||
|October 31, 2008 08:26 AM EDT||
Sybase iAnywhere today announced that partners Appeon and Praxedo have rapidly secured project wins by extending line of business applications to BlackBerry® smartphones using SQL Anywhere®. SQL Anywhere is the industry’s first and only enterprise relational database with synchronization technology for the BlackBerry® platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM). BlackBerry platform support was introduced with the launch of SQL Anywhere 11 in August of this year, enabling developers to extend data rich applications to BlackBerry smartphones, and integrate the data with enterprise systems, using proven relational database and synchronization technology.
“Sybase iAnywhere delivers a proven and open platform that enables organizations to build mobile applications that work across a broad spectrum of devices,” said Brian Vink, Vice President, database product marketing, Sybase iAnywhere. “For over 20 years our mobile and embedded database has attracted thousands of partners to unwire enterprise information and extend it well beyond the traditional data center. We are extremely pleased to be working with innovative partners like Appeon and Praxedo who share our unwired enterprise vision and are able to rapidly develop mobile enterprise solutions for their customers.”
Sybase iAnywhere Partners Unwiring the Enterprise on BlackBerry
Appeon, a strategic partner of Sybase iAnywhere, develops products and services that leverage Sybase iAnywhere technology to rapidly modernize mission critical applications for web and mobile environments. Its highly-skilled engineers provide extensive support for SQL Anywhere communities worldwide by offering database migration, web migration, and mobile application development products and services. Today enterprises and ISVs across 24 countries worldwide, including United States and Europe, look to Appeon to breathe new life into their existing IT investments. For more information please visit www.appeon.com.
“Sybase iAnywhere is a longstanding partner with extensive expertise and leading products for mobilizing enterprise applications,” said Armeen Mazda, CEO, Appeon Corporation. “Now that SQL Anywhere supports the BlackBerry platform we are equipped to better serve our BlackBerry customer base by meeting the growing demand for secure, data-driven mobile applications for decision makers at the frontlines of business.”
Praxedo provides scheduling software to businesses in industries, such as telecom and energy, where field technicians provide on-site services to customers. Praxedo’s flagship product, Praxedo Mobile, automates technician scheduling by eliminating paperwork and the need for back-office personnel to input results reported from the field. It improves scheduling efficiency and reduces travel time, so technicians can service more customers. Praxedo Mobile is delivered through a web-based Software-as-a-Service (Saas) business model that allows service managers to easily manage field technician schedules and reports from the office, home or on the road. For more information please visit www.praxedo.com
“In our experience, the biggest reason mobile projects fail is a lack of reliability in the synchronization process,” said Pierre Lavigne, CTO, Praxedo. “We chose SQL Anywhere because our mobile applications require a large amount of data to be synchronized, stored and easily accessed without compromise. SQL Anywhere allows us to focus our efforts on designing new features and functionality in our products, not fixing or tuning a database.”
SQL Anywhere 11, including support for BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 and higher, is immediately available. For more product information and upcoming webcasts please visit http://www.sybase.com/products/ databasemanagement/sqlanywhere/blackberry
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About SQL Anywhere
With over 10 million deployed seats, SQL Anywhere is a self-managing database system used by thousands of enterprises and ISVs worldwide to provide data management and data synchronization technologies for database-powered applications that operate in frontline environments. SQL Anywhere offers enterprise-caliber features in a database that is easily embedded and widely deployed in server, desktop, remote office and mobile applications. Visit www.sybase.com/sqlanywhere for more information.
About Sybase iAnywhere
iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), enables success at the front lines of business. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile email, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth® and infrared protocol technologies. Sybase iAnywhere plays an important role in the Sybase Unwired Enterprise strategy, which focuses on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Tens of millions of mobile devices and over 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company’s “Always Available” technologies, including SQL Anywhere and its Information Anywhere Suite®.
Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, Information Anywhere, Afaria, and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. The Bluetooth trademark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by iAnywhere is under license. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
Special Note: References to Sybase iAnywhere mean iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions’ product market, relationships with its customers and new products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in Sybase’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company’s web site).