Join the Sybase ASE 15.0 Beta 2 Program

The next major release of Sybase’s flagship product, Adaptive Server
Enterprise (ASE), has been in Beta 1 testing since last fall. Now, we’re
releasing the Beta 2 software for testing. If you haven’t already joined
the Beta 2 program to test this next release,
( today! ASE 15.0 will deliver significant
improvements in scalability, manageability and technologies that make it
easier than ever to build new applications.
( more about the advanced
features of ASE 15.0.

Major features in Beta 1 include:

* Scrollable Cursors
* Galaxy Partitions
* Next Generation Query Processing
* Computed Columns
* Functional Indexes

And we’ve added these key features in the Beta 2 test release:

Developer support enhancements:

* 64-bit integer SQL data type
* Unsigned integers
* Hierarchical XML, XML schema validation

VLDB/Performance enhancements:

* Auto update statistics
* Large number of devices
* Direct I/O
* Delayed commit
* Default network packet size

Usability enhancement in Sybase Central ASE Plugin:

* Enterprise view
* SQL preview & JS integration
* ASE 15 feature support

As a Beta 2 participant, you’ll receive free Beta 2 software, advice on
your implementation plan, Newsgroup access to your fellow developers and
data management professionals, and the opportunity to provide feedback and
priorities on planned ASE features.

As an added incentive for helping us ensure that ASE 15.0 is of the highest
quality, we’re giving away five digital cameras and a trip for two to
Hawaii in a series of sweepstakes drawings. All Beta 2 participants who
complete the requisite beta test tasks or report bugs are eligible to be
entered into the drawing. Read the
( announcement and rules
for complete entry information.

Visit ( to register for the
Beta 2 program. We look forward to your participation!