Sybase, Inc., a leading enterprise infrastructure and mobile software company, continued its momentum in high-performance Linux computiing by announcing the availability of its highly scalable analytical engine, Sybase IQ 12.5, on Linux. With the Sybase IQ business intelligence infrastructure, Linux users can build and manage even the largest enterprise data warehouses efficiently and economically, without sacrificing data security, availability, system reliability and scalability. Sybase also announced that Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5.1, the company's enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS), has been certified for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) Advanced Linux Environment software.

With its enhanced analytical capabilities, Sybase IQ on Linux allows users to search for data ten to one thousand times faster than competitive products. In addition, the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Sybase IQ on Linux is significantly less than most competitive products and requires up to 70 percent less storage space. Sybase IQ is easy to deploy and allows users to load, index and query more data, more quickly, than other business intelligence applications. Because of Sybase IQ's proprietary compression algorithms, organizations can save up to 95 percent on associated hardware costs.

Sybase IQ on Linux:

  • Enables faster business decisions for less money, lower price per query and requires fewer database administrators to support
  • Can support thousands of users and concurrent queries, dozens of nodes and hundreds of CPUs without performance degradation
  • Provides complex and ad hoc (what-if) analysis not supported by > other database management system vendors
  • Provides high availability and fast data recovery

In addition, Sybase and Silicon Graphics, the world's leader in high-performance computing, visualization and storage, also announced that Sybase ASE is the only major, full-featured RDBMS to be certified on SGI Altix family servers running the SGI Advanced Linux Environment with SGI ProPack software. This announcement is proof positive of the companies' commitment to providing customers with open, multiplatform, highly scalable solutions that address the unique data management requirements of SGI's target markets, including government, life sciences, research, oil and gas exploration and media.

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