InfoWorld: Sybase unleashes data for Linux sites

“Leveraging its leading mobile database, Sybase expands
support for managing data in distributed, occasionally connected
settings via its SQL Anywhere Studio 6.0.2 for Linux.”

“The race to support mobile and embedded data has heated up
substantially in the past year. Sybase’s added support for Linux
currently gives the solution an edge over rivals, such as Oracle,
who do not yet support mobile and embedded data on Linux.

Sybase is also upping the ante for rival Microsoft by extending
distributed data management to a wide array of mobile device types.
Although all three rivals support Windows CE devices, only Sybase
and Oracle support Palm units.

Sybase expects to expand data flow to many other device types
via a number of partnerships. Some of these include support for
smart phones, such as Symbian EPOC and embedded systems that
include intelligent vending machines and photocopiers.”