Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, announced that Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE), the company’s enterprise-class relational database management system, won LinuxWorld Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award. Sybase ASE was named “Best Linux Database,” triumphing by a wide margin over offerings from MySQL, Oracle and Ingres/Computer Associates. SYS-CON, the parent publishing company for LinuxWorld Magazine, tallied votes from over 17,000 of its readers and announced the winners.
Sybase ASE on Linux delivers performance without compromise, providing Unix-like scalability and performance on lower-cost platforms. “Winning this award is recognition that our work on ASE, has not gone unnoticed, particularly with the introduction of our latest release — ASE 15,” said Hisham Malak, Channel and Marketing Manager, Sybase Products Middle East. “ With over 35,000 editions of free ASE Express Edition for Linux having been downloaded, Sybase continues to gain momentum in the growing Linux market — we were one of the first to deliver an enterprise-class RDBMS on Linux in 1998 and have won LinuxWorld Magazine’s ‘Best Linux Database’ Reader’s Choice Award every year since the awards’ inception. We are very pleased to receive this confirmation of the value of Sybase ASE’s innovations.”
The Readers’ Choice Awards program, held annually by SYS-CON Media, recognizes excellence in solutions provided by the top technology vendors. It is a community-driven process in which participating products are nominated by the industry’s vendors, customers and users, as well as by the readers of SYS-CON Media’s industry-leading i-technology publications.
“This award reflects the clear leadership enjoyed in 2005 by Sybase with ASE in the Best Linux Database space,” said SYS-CON Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan. “We are very proud of LinuxWorld’s proactive role in helping to facilitate this community-driven process and congratulate Sybase and its product team on all the work that underlies the winning of this prestigious award.”
Sybase ASE was also runner up in SYS-CON’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Enterprise Database. In addition, Sybase Unwired Orchestrator placed as runner up for Best Web Services Integration Tool and Best SOA BPM Engine, and Sybase SQL Anywhere® was named runner up for Most Mobile Database.
Sybase is the largest enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. With Sybase, customers can optimize and enhance the investments they already own, link together the valuable data resources already in place, and extend the reach of business-critical information to users on the front lines—giving them a financial, agility and productivity edge across all areas of their business.