TechWeb: Change At Top Drives Sybase's Earnings Streak; Weak Linux Support May Hurt
Dec 11, 2000, 16:53 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Additional concerns hit Sybase's server products: For example,
Linux developers perceive a lack of support. Sybase is
expanding its Linux-server expertise, but the company has only one
point person for Linux-server development, said Tom Traubitz,
director of marketing of the enterprise solutions division at
Sybase, Emeryville, Calif."
"Traubitz said Oracle's 8i product moved quickly to partner with
Red Hat Linux. "Red Hat isn't the only Linux platform," he said.
"We want our systems to work with SuSE, Caldera, and the dozens of
"Linux versions on some Sybase server products are available for
download; Sybase, however, won't be promoting Linux for EAServer or
ASE products until next year. That delay in Linux promotion may
cost Sybase in the mobile game. Because of its small size,
Linux is the OS of choice for many handheld and wireless platforms.
SQL Anywhere is Linux-friendly, but often connects to NT or Unix
back-ends because developers are unaware Sybase offers Linux server