Sybase Opens Mobile Development To PowerBuilder Community

Pocket PowerBuilder Enables Developers to Leverage Existing Expertise and Applications for Mobile Deployments


Sybase, Inc. announces beta of Sybase(R) Pocket PowerBuilder(R), enabling developers to leverage their PowerBuilder expertise and applications for the mobile arena.

  • PowerBuilder developers will be able to leverage this new offering in the best-in-class rapid application development (RAD) platform to target Windows CE-based devices.
  • The patented Sybase DataWindow(R) will be extended to mobile environments.
  • Tight integration with SQL Anywhere(R) Studio, the market-leading mobile database and enterprise synchronization solution.

DUBLIN, Calif., April 14, 2003 -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company, today announced the upcoming beta release of Pocket PowerBuilder, a new technology designed to simplify and speed the creation of mobile and wireless enterprise applications for PowerBuilder developers. Using Pocket PowerBuilder, developers will be able to leverage their existing expertise and applications to extend enterprise information to Windows CE-based devices.

"We are long-time PowerBuilder users because of its superior rapid application development environment and innovative DataWindow technology, both of which significantly speed application development," said Chris Pollach, president of Software Tool and Die. "We are excited to now use these same capabilities for mobile development, enabling us to meet our customers' need for sophisticated mobile applications much more quickly than we expected."

"Enterprises are looking to leverage their existing technology and data as a way to reduce development costs and speed time to market," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. "With Pocket PowerBuilder, enterprises will be able to extend their enterprise applications to mobile environments without requiring new IT investments or development skills, making mobile computing accessible to PowerBuilder developers."

Developers interested in joining the beta program can find more information online at The beta software is currently scheduled to become available on April 18, 2003. Feature highlights of Pocket PowerBuilder include:

* Providing PowerBuilder developers with the same best-in-class rapid application development (RAD) platform that they rely upon today. Pocket PowerBuilder will deliver the first highly productive 4GL IDE for mobile development.

* Extending the patented Sybase DataWindow to mobile environments, enabling dynamic data access with display formatting and data manipulation capabilities - all without coding.

* Introducing tight integration with SQL Anywhere Studio, the market- leading mobile database and enterprise synchronization solution, simplifying the creation of database-powered mobile enterprise applications.

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase pioneers software that integrates platforms, databases and applications. Sybase solutions create Information Liquidity - transforming data into economic value. With Sybase, companies can attain maximum value from their data assets by getting the right information to the right people at the right time. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:

Sybase, PowerBuilder, DataWindow and SQL Anywhere are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase's release of Pocket PowerBuilder are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "will," and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase's current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements include sales productivity, possible disruptive effects of organizational changes; shifts in customer or market demand for the Company's products and services; rapid technological changes; competitive factors; delays in scheduled product availability dates (which could result from various occurrences including development or testing difficulties, software errors, shortages in appropriately skilled software engineers and project management problems); interoperability of the Company's products with other software products, and other risks 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 Sybase's Web site).

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