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July 2010 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)   SUG-TX July 27th Meeting – Cancelled
2)   Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
3)   Highlights: SUG-TX May 25th Meeting
4)   Future SUG-TX Meetings
5)   SAP Obtains European Commission Approval to Acquire Sybase, Inc.
6)   Sybase Survey Finds Competitiveness and Need for Speed Blurring Lines Between Front and Middle Office for Trading Community
7)   International Sybase User Group Events
8)   Sybase Events
9)   OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
10)   Sybase Training Schedule (Aug – Dec)

1)  SUG-TX July 27th Meeting – Cancelled

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas July meeting has been cancelled.

We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at which time we will review the announcements at TechWave 2010 and discuss issues important to both Developers and DBAs.

2)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org if you have any questions.

3)  Highlights: SUG-TX May 25th Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their May meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  There was a lively discussion of the recently announced acquisition of Sybase by SAP and the near and long term implications for users of Sybase technology.  The second half of the meeting was a presentation and discussion of a migration of a PFC application from PowerBuilder v11.5 to v12 .NET by Jeff Wayt, a follow up to the recent “Developer Days Houston” event.  Jeff Wayt showed attendees the migration steps and explained what worked and what didn’t.

4)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

·         August 24:                     TechWave Wrap-Up
·         September 28:               Appeon 6.5
·         October 26:                   TBD
·         November 23:               No Meeting – Thanksgiving week
·         December:                    Holiday Party

Topics for future meetings are subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  A meeting will not be held in November due to proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday.  December is the annual holiday party.  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.

5)  SAP Obtains European Commission Approval to Acquire Sybase, Inc.

WALLDORF, Germany – July 20, 2010 – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has obtained approval from the European Commission for the acquisition of Sybase, Inc.  Approval of the acquisition from the European Commission satisfied the final regulatory condition to the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Sybase by Sheffield Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAP, which is scheduled to expire at 9:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, July 26, 2010.

The tender offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated May 26, 2010, as amended, and in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 12, 2010, by and among SAP America, Inc., Sheffield Acquisition Corp. and Sybase, which SAP and Sybase announced on May 12, 2010.

For the full story, go to http://www.sap.com/about/newsroom/press.epx?pressid=13623.

6)  Sybase Survey Finds Competitiveness and Need for Speed Blurring Lines Between Front and Middle Office for Trading Community

Challenges of Merging Front and Middle Office Outweighed by Business Advantages While Keeping Trading Models Up to Date Remains a Major Burden

NEW YORK, N.Y. — July 7, 2010 — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced results of a survey showing that increasing demands for competitiveness and the need for speed are altering the front lines of trading, putting increasing pressure on algorithmic models and blurring the lines between the front and middle office. The key findings, stemming from a survey of attendees during last month’s SIFMA Technology Management Conference 2010 in New York, echo results from another Sybase® survey conducted at TradeTech 2010, a major trading technology conference held in London last April.

More than 100 respondents from the two conferences shed valuable light on the latest trends shaping the capital markets industry. Merging front and middle office has challenges, yet they are clearly outweighed by the business benefits. As the lines continue to blur between front- and middle-office functions, six out of 10 respondents (60%) are seeing clear demand for a tick database to be closely associated with their front-office trading strategies. In a closely related finding, nearly half of respondents downplayed risk to the model creation and execution process imposed by using separate environments for development and production. Executives participating in the survey frequently pointed to increasing efforts within their own businesses to bring these environments closer together.

“When we polled executives at SIFMA during the depth of the credit crisis in 2008, the majority of respondents cited the ability to analyze execution risk in real-time as job one and a crucial competitive differentiator,” said Sinan Baskan, Senior Director of Business Development, Financial Services, Sybase. “We’re now seeing the imperative of performance re-asserting itself within the context of front- and middle-office consolidation.”

For the full story, go to http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1080656.

7)  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 $25 for a basic membership and get access to events and online material.  For more details, visit:

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

8)  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

9)  OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Houston Sun office.  The next meeting will be on August 10th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs
Subscribe to the mailing list: http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-hugs

10)  Sybase Training Schedule (Aug – Dec)

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

Aug 02, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
Aug 09, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimization
Aug 16, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
Aug 30, 2010  5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
Sep 08, 2010  3 days  C# for the PowerBuilder Developer
Sep 13, 2010  5 days  Replication Server 15 Masters
Sep 20, 2010  4 days  Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Oct 05, 2010  4 days  Moving to PowerBuilder 11.5
Oct 11, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I
Oct 18, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Oct 25, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Replication Server Administration
Nov 01, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
Nov 01, 2010  5 days  ASE 15 Migration for DBA’s
Nov 08, 2010  3 days  Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Nov 15, 2010  4 days  Mastering Transact-SQL Programming: Advanced Tips & Techniques
Nov 29, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
Dec 01, 2010  3 days  Performance and Tuning using MDA Tables
Dec 06, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimization
Dec 13, 2010  5 days  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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