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May 2012 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1.        SUG-TX May Meeting
2.        Future SUG-TX Meetings
3.        Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
4.        Sybase 365 Brings Next Generation Business Operation Intelligence to Mobile Service Operators
5.        Newsbyte: SAP Named A Leader in Industry Analyst Firm’s 2012 Mobile Application Development Platforms Magic Quadrant
6.        Join Sue Dunnell’s PowerBuilder Blog
7.        International Sybase User Group Badges
8.        Sybase Events – SAP Techwave
9.        Sybase Training Schedule

1)  SUG-TX May Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Please register via so that we know you will be attending.


4:00pm – 4:30pm          Introduction, Welcome, Q&A
4:30pm – 5:45pm          Bradmark Presentation: Under the Hood of ASE’s Query Optimizer 15.7
5:45pm – 6:00pm          Meeting Wrap Up

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.

Please note that all in attendance will receive a copy of “The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide”…the popular pocket guide, written by senior technology evangelist with Sybase, an SAP company, Rob Verschoor, complements of Bradmark Technologies.

Title: Under the Hood of ASE’s Query Optimizer 15.7

Sybase ASE’s efficient query optimization is designed to deliver unsurpassed levels of performance and scalability. With the advent of ASE 15.7, Sybase taught the optimizer a lot of new tricks (in fact, it was completely rewritten).  Join Bradmark’s database expert, Karl Tharalson, as he presents a technical session highlighting the latest improvements to the query optimizer.  Mr. Tharalson will also examine what they are and the substantial benefits they provide.

BIO:  As the latest member of Bradmark’s R&D lab,  Karl Tharalson is one of the Senior Specialists working with the Surveillance Development Team. Over the past twenty-one years, Mr. Tharalson has worked as a software developer, database administrator and system administrator for many companies.  He formerly worked with Quest in their Foglight development group as well as with BMC in their Patrol group.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University and is a engaging speaker.

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

June 26                         Monthly Meeting
July 24                          Monthly Meeting

Send suggestions to  Let us know if you are interested in being on the SUG-TX Board next year.

Topics for future meetings are subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  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 if you have any questions.

4)  Sybase 365 Brings Next Generation Business Operation Intelligence to Mobile Service Operators

Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0, Powered by SAP Sybase IQ, Leading Column-Based Analytics Server, Provides Advanced Reporting, Monitoring and Mobile Data Analytics Service.

Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, today introduced Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0, the next generation of the company’s industry leading hosted business intelligence service that provides deep analytics of mobile messaging traffic.  Powered by the company’s leading column-based analytics server SAP® Sybase® IQ 15.4, Operational Reporting 2.0 provides Sybase 365’s operator customers a deeper insight into traffic trends, to ensure quality of service, analyze market segmentation and monitor network connectivity.

Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0 provides a wide range of reports, including message traffic, network utilization, performance indicators, quality of service testing, customer analysis, trend analysis and transit time. By performing advanced analytics on the message traffic they send across the Sybase 365® global network, mobile operators can monitor key network components allowing them to provision their network to better serve traffic spikes and let users view performance trends, analyze system history and track error messages, in order to more effectively diagnose message delivery issues and troubleshoot problems.

5) Newsbyte: SAP Named A Leader in Industry Analyst Firm’s 2012 Mobile Application Development Platforms Magic Quadrant

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report.1 The positioning is based on evaluation of the SAP mobile platform, which includes Sybase® Unwired Platform, SAP® Afaria® mobile device management solution and Sybase 365. SAP is recognized as a market leader for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

The Gartner report highlights, “Mobile application development has become a top concern for enterprises and their CIOs. According to the 2012 Gartner CIO Survey (see ‘Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda’), 61 percent of respondents plan to enhance their mobility capability during the next three years, and 48 percent believe they will become leaders in their industries by fully adopting innovative mobility solutions. This Magic Quadrant assesses the major vendors of application development platforms that enable enterprise developers to design, code, integrate, test, publish and manage business-to-consumer (B2C), B2B and business-to-enterprise (B2E) mobile applications.”

6)  Join Sue Dunnell’s PowerBuilder Blog

Did you know that Sue Dunnell, Product Manager for PowerBuilder, blogs about goings on in the PB community on the PowerBuilder Product Manager’s Corner?  Follow her blog at

7)  International Sybase User Group Badges

ISUG members can now earn badges for commenting on blog postings.  This is the first of many badge activities that will be rolling out over the coming weeks to reward members who are actively participating in the community.

ISUG decided to start with the blogs to make members more aware of this capability they have in the ISUG community.  If you are a member you can create your own blog simply by going to ‘My Blog’ and writing an article.  If you want your ISUG blog to appear on the front page, just send us a quick email.  If you already blog outside of ISUG, you can always cross-post.

ISUG is adding badges for blog posting, forum questions & answers shortly.  They will also be adding badges that are specific to 2012.  The first badge is a lifetime badge — it applies to all blog comments you’ve posted (which would include comments from last year); a 2012 badge would only include comments in 2012.  This will be particularly helpful in the forums so we can see who are the most active current participants!

8)  Sybase Events – SAP Techwave

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

Save the Date:   The 2012 SAP Techwave is Oct 15-19 at the Venetian in Las Vegas

Check out future events at:

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

9)  Sybase Training Schedule

Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or

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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!
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