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Posted Oct 28, 2002

OpenLink Software and Sybase Deliver ODBC for Mac OS X

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

New Single-Tier Sybase Driver for ODBC provides transparent access to Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise from Mac OS X applications

OpenLink Software, industry and technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity drivers for ODBC and JDBC, recently announced the incorporation of OpenLink's industry-acclaimed, high-performance Single-Tier Driver for ODBC, for Sybase into its Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) for Mac OS X.

"The combined efforts of these two technology leaders have resulted in the delivery of a critical and powerful piece of enterprise application development infrastructure for the Mac OS X platform," said Andrew Hill, Director of Technology Evangelism at OpenLink Software. "ODBC connectivity for Sybase ASE ensures that Mac OS X developers have a standards-compliant mechanism for connecting to any Sybase database engine regardless of host operating system," he added.

The new Single-Tier Sybase Driver for ODBC provides connectivity to Sybase ASE 12.5.x from ODBC-compliant Cocoa-, Carbon- and Darwin-based applications, running on Mac OS X 10.1.x or 10.2.x (Jaguar). It enables Mac application vendors and developers to easily migrate to Sybase ASE, without having to re-write the applications that use ODBC connectivity. In addition, other application vendors and developers whose applications use ODBC and run on NT or Unix will find a high degree of ODBC compatibility using ASE on Mac OS X. The Single-Tier Sybase Driver for ODBC installs with OpenLink's Aqua-based ODBC Administrator -- which has built-in server discovery, enabled by Rendezvous technology, that simplifies the task of locating and connecting to Rendezvous-enabled instances of Adaptive Server Enterprise -- and other ODBC infrastructure components.

"Sybase is excited to be working with OpenLink to deliver a robust developer solution for Mac OS X," said Steve Olson, Technical Director of Engineering at Sybase. "Sybase is committed to providing an open architecture that bridges all technology platforms and allows everything to work together, preserving existing infrastructure investments and improving efficiency. Our newest release on Mac OS X speaks directly to that commitment."

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained from the Web site, http://www.openlinksw.com.

The complete press release is available at:

OpenLink Software, is a trademark of OpenLink Software, Inc. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Press release text courtesy of OpenLink Software.com.

Sybase and Adaptive Server Enterprise are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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