Press Release

EMC Symmetrix Named Core Storage Platform for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

EMC Enterprise Storage Supports Database Development and Enhancement; EMC?s TimeFinder and SRDF Software Deliver High Availability to Sybase Users

Hopkinton,, Monday, January 12, 1998 - 

EMC Corporation, the world?s leading provider of intelligent enterprise storage solutions, today announced that Sybase, Inc., has chosen EMC?s Symmetrix Enterprise Storage system as a core storage platform. EMC also announced that its EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) and EMC TimeFinder software now provide support for Sybase Adaptive Server databases. SRDF enables users to remotely mirror critical business information, while TimeFinder provides multiple copies of production data for use in application testing.

As a core storage platform, Sybase developers will utilize a Symmetrix Enterprise Storage system, concurrently connected to several different UNIX and Windows NT servers, to develop versions of Adaptive Server Enterprise. Adaptive Server Enterprise, Sybase?s flagship database product, provides predictable high performance to support the evolving nature of transaction processing in unpredictable environments.

Users of Adaptive Server Enterprise 11.5 will also be able to utilize EMC?s unique business continuance software. Through SRDF and EMC TimeFinder, residing on Symmetrix, users create real-time, host-independent, mirrored volumes of production-site information at a physically separate site. With TimeFinder, users can create business continuance volumes in background mode of active production volumes for use in application testing, loading data warehouses, running batch jobs and other tasks without disruption to normal business. A single Symmetrix system is capable of simultaneously supporting up to 32 heterogeneous servers, including mainframes, with up to three terabytes of capacity and provides a variety of software-based information sharing, information management and information protection capabilities.

?Sybase selected Symmetrix for core development because of the scalability and flexibility that enable it to provide high performance, high availability storage for every server platform Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise runs on,? said Mike Regan, Vice President and General Manager, Server Products Group, Sybase, Inc. ?By standardizing our development on Symmetrix Enterprise Storage, we?ve created a reliable, fast and consistent storage environment that allows our developers to optimize the performance and features of Adaptive Server Enterprise and other Sybase products on specific servers and operating systems.?

David Donatelli, EMC?s Vice President of Enterprise Alliances, said, ?Through innovative products such as SRDF and TimeFinder and our involvement in core development, EMC is demonstrating the value of true enterprise storage. Customers using EMC Symmetrix with TimeFinder and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 11.5 are able to gain competitive advantage by quickly and efficiently utilizing their information in data warehouses, data marts and other open systems and NT-based applications.?

The relationship between EMC and Sybase extends nearly three years to EMC?s entry into the open systems storage market. The two companies have hundreds of joint customers, with many in the transaction-intensive financial services market. During the record levels of trading activity on worldwide financial markets in recent months, EMC and Sybase systems efficiently handled unprecedented transaction demands. Database Programming and Design magazine recently ranked Sybase and EMC numbers five and six, respectively, in its 1998 ?Database Dozen? list of the twelve companies that define the direction of the database industry.

About Sybase, Inc.

Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., Sybase, Inc. is a worldwide leader in distributed, open computing solutions with record revenues in 1996 of over $1 billion. The company provides customers and partners with the software and services to create business solutions for strategic, competitive advantage. These high-performance, end-to-end solutions encompass client/server, Internet and intranet transaction processing and data mart and data warehousing applications. The company?s Adaptive Component Architecture? enables rapid design, development and deployment of distributed multi-tier business applications. The company?s product lines include Sybase high-performance database servers, EnterpriseConnect? distributed data access and connectivity products and Powersoft? enterprise application development tools. The company?s Internet address is

About EMC

EMC Corporation, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the world?s leading supplier of intelligent enterprise storage systems and software for mainframe and open systems environments. The company has offices worldwide, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EMC, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. For further information about EMC products and services, EMC?s corporate Web site can be accessed at