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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
May 26, 2010

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

Embarcadero Technologies has released Rapid SQL XE, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) that enables developers and database administrators (DBAs) to produce high quality SQL code faster. Rapid SQL XE includes direct native support for heterogeneous database environments from a single user interface, and debuts support for Embarcadero InterBase and the open source Firebird database, in addition to full Unicode support.

Sybase TechWave 2010 will be held August 9-11 at the Hilton Washington, in Washington, DC.

Sybase has unveiled the Sybase Mobility Platform, a framework of best-in-class mobility servers, mobile applications and mobile services to empower enterprises to transform the way they connect with their customers and enable their employees. With mobility driving significant evolution in the enterprise and the IT industry at large, Sybase leverages its proven expertise, leading solutions and strong partner ecosystem to help enterprises better communicate, work and transact, globally on a fully integrated mobility platform

SAP and Sybase, Inc. have announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase, in a transaction that will bring them together to enable companies to become better-run "unwired enterprises." The planned transaction is expected to close in July 2010, and, according to the companies, Sybase, based in Dublin, Calif., will be run as a standalone company under the name "Sybase an SAP company."

Sybase yesterday announced the upcoming general availability of Sybase IQ 15.2, the latest version of the analytics server. With full text search, query federation and web-enabled analytics, IQ 15.2 delivers faster and consistently more accurate business answers and reporting by turning raw data into actionable information through analytics.

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ISUG-Tech News and Information

ISUG is pleased to announce that its partner eLearnIT LLC has released an update to its Essential PowerBuilder Series training course that adds support for Sybase PowerBuilder's latest version 12 Classic.

In the wake of recent uplifting news which saw Sybase's board accept a $5.8 billion cash offer from SAP, the future parent company readies to go to market with a wider technology proposition than ever before. Although an acquisition for SAP on paper, the two companies' technologies clearly form a mutually beneficial fit that will provide a total data-centric offering that is greater than the sum of the parts.