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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
July 22, 2009

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

Bluewolf, an IT consulting firm, has launched Sybase Remote DBA, new Sybase database administration support services for businesses of all sizes. The service offerings are an extension of bw.DirectDBA, the company's Remote Database Administration service for Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and now Sybase. Bluewolf's remote database management service provides businesses with access to its team of U.S.-based experts to ensure the successful monitoring and support of their databases.

For the fifth consecutive year, Bradmark Technologies is sponsoring Sybase at the upcoming user training and solutions conference to be held in Washington, DC, August 25-27. As a strategic partner, Bradmark continues their strong support and commitment to provide Sybase customers with best-in-class monitoring and event management solutions.

Embarcadero Technologies has released a new version of its database change management software. Change Manager 5.1 helps DBAs and developers by automating complex database change management tasks, resulting in more streamlined development cycles and fewer errors. Change Manager, which supports Oracle, IBM DB2 for LUW, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase from a single user interface, is available as a standalone tool or as part of All-Access, a cost-effective tool chest that includes all of Embarcadero's multi-platform application development and database tools.

Sybase, Inc. has announced the availability of Sybase IQ 15.1, the newest version of its column-based analytics server. With this new release, organizations can utilize Sybase IQ 15.1 in-database analytics functionality to run predictive analytics business logic directly in the database

Sybase, Inc. yesterday reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Highlights of the quarter include historical second quarter records achieved in operating income, operating margin, net income, EPS, and cash flow; as well as license revenue that increased 4% year over year and 11% in constant currency; and database license revenue that increased 23% and 30% in constant currency. Additionally, mobile software license revenue increased 4% and 11% in constant currency.

Think About It

Data encryption performs two purposes: it protects data against internal prying eyes, and it protects data against external threats (hacking, theft of backup tapes, etc.) Encryption in the database tier offers the advantage of database-caliber performance and protection of encryption keys without incurring the overhead and additional cost of using a third-party encryption tool in an application tier.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

The International Sybase User Group is pleased to announce the grand prize winner for its recent membership campaign "Get on the Go with ISUG."

The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than 6,000 members in more than 60 countries around the globe, has announced that voting is now open for the 2009 ISUG Journal Award.