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

Burlington, Mass. – October 23, 2002 – OpenLink Software, Inc., industry
and technology leader in the development and deployment of secure,
high-performance database connectivity drivers for ODBC=81 and JDBC=81,
announced today the incorporation of OpenLink’s industry-acclaimed,
high-performance Single-Tier Driver for ODBC, for Sybase=AE into its Adaptiv=
Server=AE 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

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the
U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, Malaysia, Nigeria and Bulgaria. It has been
the leading provider and technology innovator in the database connectivity
driver market since 1993. Its products are currently used by over 10,000
companies world-wide for post-pilot and post-evaluation ODBC and JDBC based

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained from the Web

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges heterogeneous
technologies. With industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and
wireless solutions, essential integration products, and high performance
database management systems, Sybase is one of the largest independent
software companies in the world. For more information, visit the Sybase Web