Red Hat and Sybase

Research Triangle Park

United States, September 21, 1998

Red Hat, Inc. , publisher of the award-winning Red Hat Linux Operating System, has announced that it will distribute a version of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise for the Linux Operating System. The package from Sybase includes Adaptive Server Enterprise and all related connectivity components and will be offered through Red Hat as a free of charge release for development and deployment.

"Sybase has supported the Linux community for several years, with an available Open Client library," said Raj Sehgal, director of product management, Enterprise Server Business, Sybase, Inc. "We are reinforcing this support by making Adaptive Server Enterprise, the first enterprise-class Linux database available today through Red Hat, one of the leading distributors of the Linux operating system. Now this community can take advantage of a highly scalable, high-performance database engine."

Robert Young, president of Red Hat, Inc. agreed. "The flood of support from top-tier companies like Sybase certainly serves as a catalyst for the wide-scale adoption of Linux in the Enterprise market," said Young. "Sybase is adopting an effective, customer-oriented strategy in supporting their products on the Red Hat Linux OS."

Indeed the future of the Linux OS is quickly becoming the present. Currently, Linux has support of leading companies such as Sybase, Oracle, and Netscape, Informix, Computer Associates, Interbase, and Corel, as well as the support of other leading software vendors such as Appgen, Cygnus, Pick Systems, Collective Technologies, Red Hat.

Adaptive Server Enterprise
Adaptive Server Enterprise is optimized to provide scalable, high-performance online transaction processing capabilities for business-critical applications in unpredictable, mixed-workload environments.

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