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Emeryville, Calif., September 14, 1998 € Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBS) and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced an agreement that allows Sybase to license the Unisys Universal Repository (UREP) for future product development. This agreement will provide Sybase€s customers with a single point of control for complete application life cycle management- from design, to development and deployment- across heterogeneous client/server, Web, and distributed platforms.
Unisys UREP, a fully object oriented repository, will first be incorporated into the Sybase Enterprise Application Studio, an integrated product set that leverages existing applications and data with new Web technologies to reduce development and deployment costs. This solution increases developer productivity, decreases the amount of time and money dedicated to object development, and strengthens the quality of application design.
"Repository technology simplifies distributed application development by integrating information about multiple applications into one interface," said Eric Miles, senior vice president, product operations at Sybase. "Unisys has been a leader in developing open industry standards for object-oriented repository technology. Using UREP as the foundation for Sybase€s repository strategy will enable customers to efficiently manage large numbers of applications and increase productivity. The end result is a lower total cost of ownership."
"Sybase is a world leader in setting high performance and scalability standards for application development that are demanded by global organizations. We are thrilled that Sybase has chosen UREP as the basis of its object repository strategy," said Art Sarno, business director, Object Interoperability and Repository Program, Unisys Computer Systems. "Unisys looks to partner with world-class software vendors such as Sybase, which is a leader in supporting all major industry standards and spanning mainframe to client/server, distributed Web, and mobile computing information systems."
About The Unisys Universal Repository
Unisys Universal Repository (UREP) is a fully object oriented repository for access, concurrent sharing, and immediate updating of all business information. Part of the Unisys IntegratePlus family of integration and interoperability software, UREP is being used by independent software vendors (ISVs) and large corporations in various domains such as client/server and object development environments, data warehousing, meta data management and business object management. Access the UREP home page at http://www.marketplace.unisys.com/products/urep for additional information.
Unisys UREP supports the sharing of information across development tools, made possible by an extensible object-oriented meta model, versioning services, configuration management, and team-based development approaches ideal for supporting large projects. UREP implements industry-standard models and services such as the Object Management Group's UML (Unified Modeling Language), MOF (Meta Object Facility), and XMI (XML Metadata Interchange), further advancing Unisys commitment to support industry standards.
About Enterprise Application Studio
Sybase's Enterprise Application Studio, expected to be available in Q4 1998, is an integrated product set that redefines the enterprise application development tools and server market by providing one environment that embraces both Web and client/server architectures. Unlike other offerings in the market, Sybase's comprehensive environment helps its customers migrate client/server applications to a multi-tier architecture, extends existing technology investments to the Web, and provides access to information located anywhere in the enterprise. The Enterprise Application Studio consists of the Sybase Enterprise Application Server, a scalable deployment platform; PowerBuilder, the leading enterprise development tool; and PowerJ, a Java-based enterprise development tool.
Unisys is an information technology solutions provider that has a portfolio of information services, technologies and third-party alliances needed to help clients capitalize on their information asset to enhance their competitiveness and responsiveness to customers. Unisys expertise is founded on the strengths of three global businesses: Information Services, providing consulting, application solutions, systems integration and outsourcing; Computer Systems, providing industry-leading technologies; and Global Customer Services, delivering comprehensive services and products supporting distributed computing environments. Access the Unisys home page on the World Wide Web -- http://www.unisys.com -- for further information.
About Sybase, Inc.
Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, Sybase, Inc. is one of the ten largest global independent software companies. The company helps businesses manage and deliver applications, content, and data anywhere they are needed. Sybase's products, combined with its world-class professional services and partner technologies, provide a comprehensive platform for delivering the integrated solutions businesses need to be successful. Leveraging its existing strengths in enterprise data management and enterprise application development, Sybase, Inc. is focused on delivering end-to-end solutions for mobile and embedded computing, data warehousing, and Web computing environments. Sybase customers represent the industries leading the global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services, public sector, telecommunications, health care, and media and entertainment. Sybase, Inc. is the official software supplier for the 1998 World Cup. The company's Web address is http://www.sybase.com.
Sybase, Enterprise Application Studio, Enterprise Application Server, PowerBuilder, and PowerJ are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation.
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