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Ian Thain

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SAP TechEd is a new environment for Sybase, with the possibility of many or most attendees not having much experience with Sybase products, or perhaps not even having heard of Sybase, beyond the acquisition announcements. Credit to my colleague Rob Verschoor (twitter: @rob_verschoor) for supplying the analysis... It was pleasing to see "Sybase technology" prominently mentioned as one of the highlights of the conference at the top of page #1 of the conference agenda booklet. Sybase had continued exposure during the big-hall opening session... In the pre-keynote, some metrics were shown about TechEd, including 4000 attendees in Berlin; 15000 over the joint 4 TechEd locations and '17 Sybase sessions' were highlighted, which put Sybase in the spotlight from the start. During the morning keynote by Vishal Sikka (SAP CTO), the wordcount stood at 'Sybase' 22 times; 'ASE': ... (more)

Consolidated Database Creation

Though the title of this article is about the Consolidated Database, I will be discussing equally the Remote database. But before let me recap on Synchronization... Synchronization is the sharing of data between consolidated and remote databases, where a summary of changes are synchronized instead of all changes. The Synchronization process can provide subsets of data defined by client or server and supports Bidirectional and unidirectional synchronization, with the guarantee of data consistency. Data is downloaded to the remote database and Data is uploaded to the consolidate... (more)

SAP Executive Interview with Raj Nathan

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Raj Nathan, EVP and CMO, Sybase, an SAP company As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, Dr. Raj Nathan is responsible for all marketing initiatives for Sybase and its subsidiaries, Sybase iAnywhere and Sybase 365. In this role, Dr. Nathan leads a global marketing organization setting Sybase's technology direction and go-to-market initiatives. Under his leadership, Sybase continues to be recognized for visionary techno... (more)

SAP Executive Interview with John Sims

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... John Sims, President, Sybase 365 In this interview I find out... What the biggest challenges is to Sybase 365 operator customers today How Sybase 365 helps mobile operators address these challenges How Sybase 365 helps Enterprises embracing mobile as a channel to engage with customers Who are the core customers in mobile commerce business and what are the biggest challenges they are facing today Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

MEDC 2005

You may be asking yourself, what's happening in the Microsoft Windows Mobile space? Well, Reed Shilts (in his trademark Hawaiian and PocketBuilder slogan shirts) and I attended Microsoft's MEDC 2005, Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10-12, 2005, as an exhibitor. The purpose was to evangelize about Sybase UnWired Products along with iAnywhere. This event was a great success for Microsoft, as it was the first time that MEDC had been staged on its own, outside of another event. Last year it was part of VSLive (Visual Studio Live... (more)