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July 2011 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)            SUG-TX August 23rd Meeting
2)            Future SUG-TX Meetings
3)            Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
4)            Sybase Brings ‘Intelligence For Everyone’ To The Enterprise With New Parallel Distributed Query And Advanced Workload Management Capabilities
5)            Sybase Survey Finds Employees Willing To Give Up Free Coffee, Paid Parking, And Even A Vacation Day, For Choice Of Mobile Device And Access To Apps In The Workplace
6)            International Sybase User Group Events
7)            Sybase Events
8)            OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
9)            Sybase Training Schedule (Aug – Dec)

1)  SUG-TX August 23rd Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  The presentation is still being finalized so watch your email for more information.

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.

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

September 27:   TechWave Wrap-Up
October 25:       TBD
November 22:   No Meeting – Thanksgiving week
December:        Holiday Party

Send suggestions to secretary@sugtx.org.

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.

3)  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.

4)  Sybase Brings ‘Intelligence For Everyone’ To The Enterprise With New Parallel Distributed Query And Advanced Workload Management Capabilities

Sybase IQ 15.3 Beta Customers See up to 12 Times Performance Improvement with Distributed Query Processing

DUBLIN, CALIF. – JULY 7, 2011 — Sybase, Inc., an SAP® company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced the general availability of Sybase® IQ 15.3, powered by a new generation of shared everything Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) technology. With this release, enterprise IT departments can overcome scalability limitations of today’s data warehouses in many industries including financial services, telecommunications, information providers, healthcare and insurance. By implementing a business analytics information solution that allows sharing of computing and data resources with the innovative Sybase IQ PlexQ™ technology, enterprises can lead the next wave of data warehouse transformation by breaking down user and information silos to drive analytics adoption throughout the entire organization.

The transformative power of business analytics cannot be fully realized until IT departments provide all users with real-time access to information assets across the enterprise and enable integration of analytics directly into core operational processes. Yet current Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions are not meeting the need. “More than 70% of so-called enterprise data warehouses actually serve only back-office or limited departmental use cases,” according to Gartner research¹ and, “Exploration of alternative data warehouse infrastructures increased in 2010.” Driving the next wave of adoption in business analytics requires new approaches to data warehousing that overcome the user scalability, application workload and dataset limitations of the current generation of Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions.

The release of Sybase IQ 15.3 with PlexQ technology redefines enterprise-wide business analytics with a shared-everything MPP architecture that scales to support real-time access to thousands of users, multiple mixed workloads and massive datasets. With Sybase IQ PlexQ, IT departments can implement virtual data marts in order to optimize the experience for different applications and user communities. Sybase IQ PlexQ dynamically balances query workloads across nodes on the grid for massively parallel processing of complex analytics at speeds 10 to 100 times faster than traditional data warehouses. Unlike current shared-nothing MPP architectures that are optimized for certain workloads, the combination of Sybase IQ’s columnar data store, shared-everything grid, and logical servers ensures top performance for any query, any workload over any dataset.

For the full story, visit http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1093604.

5)  Sybase Survey Finds Employees Willing To Give Up Free Coffee, Paid Parking, And Even A Vacation Day, For Choice Of Mobile Device And Access To Apps In The Workplace

Experience with Consumer Facing Platforms Gives Employees Clear Expectations of IT, with Demand for Mobile Focused Methods of Productivity

DUBLIN, CALIF. — JULY 27, 2011 — Sybase, Inc., an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today released the results of a new survey by Kelton Research highlighting employee demand for, and impatience with, IT departments to support not only a growing list of mobile device types, but also the apps that will help improve mobility and productivity in and out of the workplace.

The survey of more than 500 workers in the US and UK is a call to action for IT departments to be more agile and adaptive to mobile app deployment in the enterprise. This enterprise transformation requires a careful reexamination and rapid execution of mobile solution strategies to quickly and securely meet the exponentially growing employee demand. In this critical inflection point, the survey also reveals that while security concerns highly resonate with both employee and employer, the need to host discussions about enterprise mobility solutions spanning multiple devices and platforms is imminent.

“Since not all mobile apps come with the same level of required security, IT managers must consider different application deployment and management strategies,” said Dan Ortega, senior director of product marketing, Sybase. “This is where a leading solutions provider like Sybase is facilitating the conversations for many enterprises around solvable issues, such as meeting employee demand for choice and convenience, while ensuring corporate security policies are met.”

For the full story, visit http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1094062.

6)  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

7)  Sybase Events

Sybase TechWave 2011 will be held along with the SAP TechEd conferenceat the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, NV from Monday, September 12th through Friday, September 16th.  Registration information is available at:

http://www.sybase.com/techwave

A block of rooms is being held at The Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  Attendees must be registered in order to book a hotel room at the discounted TechWave rate of $169/night plus tax. The cutoff date to book a room at the special rate is Wednesday, August 10th, or until the Sybase TechWave block is full, whichever comes earlier.

Sybase 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

8)  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 HAL-PC.  The next meeting will be on August 9th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs

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

9)  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 22, 2011 5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
Aug 29, 2011 5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
Sep 12, 2011 5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Sep 26, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Oct 17, 2011 4 days  Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Nov 07, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Nov 14, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Nov 21, 2011 3 days  Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Dec 05, 2011 5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Dec 12, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Dec 19, 2011 5 days  Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15

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

Send news to: secretary@sugtx.org

Do you have suggestions for our group?  Would you like to present your Sybase solutions to the Sybase Users’ Group of Texas?  The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings.  Let us hear them!
Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in learning more about Sybase products.  To be added to or removed from the SUG-TX mailing list, subscribe to the mailing list at the SUG-TX Community on the My.ISUG.com website.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org if you have any questions.

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