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April 2009 Newsletter

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* How to Design and Consume .NET Datawindows in Visual Studio 2005 (PDF) 2.8 MB

Table of Contents:

1)  SUG-TX March 25th Meeting Highlights
2)  SUG-TX April 22nd Meeting – PowerBuilder 11 and .NET
3)  Future SUG-TXMeetings
4)  Demand for Sybase IQ Analytics Server Soars Worldwide
5)  Sybase iAnywhere Unveils SQL Anywhere 11 Beta
6)  International Sybase User Group Events
7)  Sybase Events
8)  Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
9)  Sybase Training Schedule (Apr – Sep)

1) SUG-TX March 25th Meeting – Handling Large Volumes of Data

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their March meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2008.  SUG-TX President, Don Clayton, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  Don introduced Mark Mumy from Sybase, who presented “How to Deal with Volumes of Data with Sybase IQ.”  Mark showed how Sybase IQ can help companies deal with growing volumes of data. As their data explodes, so does the cost of managing and storing the data, and it becomes challenging to give users the access they need to analyze and extract value from it.  Sybase IQ helps them deal with those challenges.

The second topic was a presentation on “Monitoring IQ with Surveillance” by Ed Stangler of Bradmark Technologies, Inc.  Ed showed how Surveillance can monitor how Sybase IQ is performing and allow you to see the details.  Surveillance also monitors ASE and Replication Server.

2) SUG-TX April 22nd Meeting – PowerBuilder 11 and .NET

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  Don Clayton will present “PowerBuilder 11 and .NET.”

Agenda:

4:00pm – 4:15pm         Introduction, Welcome, Q&A
4:15pm – 5:45pm PowerBuilder 11 and .NET Don Clayton, Intertech Consulting, Inc.
5:45pm – 6:00pm         Wrap Up
6:30pm – Post meeting discussions at Champps Americana (at the Uptown location)

Abstract:

PowerBuilder 11 creates applications that run in the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR), and once a PowerBuilder application is running in .NET there is a new universe of capability and functionality that comes with .NET, including .ASPX deployment, .NET interoperability, cross language component invocation, and other important architectural considerations.

PowerBuilder 11 makes it possible to consume .NET classes. This in turn makes the vast number of .NET classes written in all .NET languages available to PowerBuilder developers. This presentation shows a selection of best practices on how to produce and consume the .NET classes in PowerBuilder.

Don Clayton with Intertech Consulting, Inc. will review a number of topics related to PowerBuilder and .NET, including,

Overview of .NET
Overview of PB .NET
Using .NET features in PowerBuilder
Translating C# code snippet to PowerScript
Consuming Web Services using .NET interop

Be sure not to miss this exciting presentation!

The meetings are held at HAL-PC, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77027 (map).  Members frequently continue discussions at Champps Sports Bar after the meeting while waiting for traffic to subside.

3) Future SUG-TX Meetings

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

May:                    No meeting due to Memorial Day Holiday
June 23:               Sybase Application Development Tools
July 22:                Adaptive Server Enterprise 15
August 26:            TechWave 2008 Recap
September 23:      Sybase Application Development Tools
October 28:          Sybase Modeling & Metadata Tools
November:           No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday
December ?:        SUG-TX Holiday Party (TBD)

SUG-TX usually meets on the 4th Tuesday so add a recurring appointment on your calendar and watch for future meeting announcements and newsletters for details.

4) Demand for Sybase IQ Analytics Server Soars Worldwide

Hundreds of New Customers Help Leader in Column-Oriented Database Market Reach Billion Dollar Mark

DUBLIN, CALIF. — APRIL 14, 2008 — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure, mobile software and mobile services, today announced several hundred new customers worldwide signed up for Sybase® IQ analytics server, the market leader in column-oriented database, in the last year. On the heels of Sybase’s record-breaking revenue year where it reached the billion dollar mark, Sybase IQ is gathering momentum across the globe by adding to its more than 1,200 existing customer base—and showing tremendous growth in emerging markets.

“After years of development and gradual customer base growth, Sybase IQ has lately emerged as an important and growing analytic database technology,” said Carl Olofson VP of Information Management and Data Integration research at IDC. “The column-oriented database concept is gaining more and more traction in the marketplace, and pioneer Sybase IQ has a huge lead in this area, as evidenced by Sybase’s impressive report that the product has accumulated over 1,200 customers.”

Customers report that they are shifting from traditional database solutions in favor of innovative data warehouse solutions based on a column-oriented architecture in order to address performance issues and support business growth. In some cases, the performance delta between the old and new architecture is 100-fold, raising the potential for dramatically different ways of thinking about data-intensive businesses. Sybase IQ supports massive amounts of data (including unstructured data) and performs lightning-quick complex ad hoc queries at a significantly lower cost than competitors.

See the full story at http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1056687.

5) Sybase iAnywhere Unveils SQL Anywhere 11 Beta

Includes Launch of Blog Center for Product Management and Engineering Discussion of Industry Topics in the Context of SQL Anywhere and its 200+ New Features

DUBLIN, CALIF.  — APRIL 14, 2008 — Sybase iAnywhere today announced the beta availability of “Panorama,” code-name for the next release of SQL Anywhere®, its market-leading data management and synchronization solution.  Over 200 new features have been added to SQL Anywhere that further enhance its leadership in enabling frontline database applications.  Today, SQL Anywhere powers thousands of embedded and mobile database applications with over 10 million deployed licenses.  SQL Anywhere innovation continues to provide improved performance, reliability, scalability and functionality to applications ranging from workgroup and branch office systems to mobile applications used by sales people and service technicians.  Developers are invited to register for the beta program at: http://www.sybase.com/sqlany_panorama_beta_registration.

“SQL Anywhere is perfectly suited for frontline environments where excellent out-of-the-box performance, embeddability, and superior data synchronization are required but administration is not readily available,” said Dave Neudoerffer, vice president, engineering. “With the version 11 release, we continue to raise the bar in addressing the mission-critical requirements of these database applications.”

SQL Anywhere version 11 includes over 200 new features and enhancements based on extensive feedback from embedded partners and customers.  As a key component of the Sybase® Unwired Enterprise strategy of managing and mobilizing information anywhere, anytime, SQL Anywhere continues to provide new and innovative functionality in the delivery of information beyond the traditional data center.

See the full story at http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1056682.
5) International Sybase User Group Events

The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) sponsors events for Special Interests Groups (SIGs), Virtual User Groups, and members.  Sign up for ISUG Membership for as little as $20 for a basic membership and get access to events and online material.  For more details, visit:

http://www.isug.com/common/JoinISUG.html

If you’re on the Sybase-l forum, you’re already a guest of the ISUG Members website.  Login and upgrade your membership to get more benefits.  Higher levels of membership offer more benefits such as free NFR software.  Check it out today.  If you have any questions, contact Cindy Bean (cindy@isug.com), your local SUG-TX secretary and ISUG’s VP of Membership.

6) Sybase Events

Seminars, Conferences, Webcasts, Tradeshows, Sports events — whichever way you want to get information from Sybase, they deliver!   Check out future events at:

http://www.sybase.com/about_sybase/events

If you’d like to give feedback on what types of events you think Sybase should offer please email them at events@sybase.com

7) Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Houston Sun office.  The next meeting will be on May 13th.  To be added to their mailing list, contact Art Blummer at Blummer@computer.org.

8) Sybase Training Schedule (Apr – Sep)

Sybase Dallas Learning Center
14800 Quorum Drive, Suite 505
Dallas, Texas 75240
Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

May 12, 2008 5 days $3375.00 USD Fast Track to ASE  
May 19, 2008 5 days $3525.00 USD System and Database Administration: ASE  
May 28, 2008 3 days $2115.00 USD
Adaptive Server Enterprise for Experienced Database Administrator 
Jun 2, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15  
Jun 2, 2008 3 days $2115.00 USD Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 12  
Jun 5, 2008 2 days $1410.00 USD Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 12  
Jun 9, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15  
Jun 23, 2008 5 days $3375.00 USD Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I  
Jul 8, 2008 4 days $2940.00 USD Mastering Transact-SQL Programming: Advanced Tips & Techniques  
Jul 14, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II  
Jul 14, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Opt  
Jul 21, 2008 5 days $3375.00 USD Fast Track to ASE  
Jul 28, 2008 5 days $3525.00 USD System and Database Administration: ASE  
Aug 18, 2008 5 days $3525.00 USD Fast Track to Replication Server Administration  
Aug 25, 2008 3 days $2115.00 USD Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 12  
Aug 25, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15  
Aug 28, 2008 2 days $1410.00 USD Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 12  
Sep 15, 2008 5 days $3675.00 USD Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15  
Sep 15, 2008 5 days $3375.00 USD Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I  
Sep 22, 2008 5 days $3375.00 USD Fast Track to ASE  
Sep 29, 2008 5 days $3525.00 USD System and Database Administration: ASE  

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or http://sed.sybase.com/Osiris/osiris_location_NAA1.htm#DL

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