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SQL Anywhere 12

Release Information of Sybase’s New Database and Synchronization Offering

Sybase's new SQL Anywhere version 12 database and synchronization offerings are optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments requiring little or no onsite IT support. The newest version of SQL Anywhere provides many new enhancements including support for storage and synchronisation of spatial data, iPhone devices, and large-scale synchronisation environments; and new self-management features. The core component of the Sybase Mobility Platform, SA 12 is the framework of mobility servers, mobile applications and mobile services.

SQL Anywhere 12 (including pricing) will be available in Q3 of 2010.

Here is a summary of some of the key new features and functionality included in SQL Anywhere 12:

  • Spatial support to enable tracking, location aware querying, data management and synchronization of spatial data; support for OGC and SQLMM standards for spatial data types and APIs, native import for shape files and built in functions to export to KML, GML and SVG formats.
  • Scale-out support to allow high transaction volume database servers to offload read-only and reporting transactions to a self-managing tree of scale-out servers.
  • Mobility tools to effectively manage, monitor, diagnose and deploy large scale sync environments on various device platforms, the addition of iPhone support in SQL Anywhere 12 makes Sybase the only database vendor to provide such capabilities for Blackberry, Windows Mobile and iPhone.
  • Self-management innovations such as server thread auto-tuning that automatically adapts to changing workloads, self-healing statistics management, and synchronization dynamic cache sizing for  environments where resources are changing in real-time and DBA intervention is not readily available.

Developer productivity enhancements including new Oracle/MySQL compatibility; support for .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010; and enhanced full-text search filtering capabilities.


Webcast

Join Sybase on this ground breaking webcast as it they take a look at the exciting new SQL Anywhere 12 data management and data synchronization features.

Getting to know SQL Anywhere 12. Wednesday, July 14, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. PT


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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".