Database software vendor Sybase has increased its support for Linux with the launch of a global Linux professional services practice and a commitment that all Sybase products will support Linux by 2004.
"Sybase was the first to deliver an enterprise-class relational database management system on Linux in 1999, and since then we have remained focused on helping enterprises fulfill the promise of the operating system with both lower hardware and management costs," said Dr Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager of Sybase's infrastructure platform group.
"Unlike other high-profile vendors, Sybase on Linux delivers performance without compromise, providing Unix-like scalability and performance on lower-cost platforms.
"Through our dedicated Linux Professional Service Practice, we expect to meet the growing demand for enterprise-ready Linux solutions that deliver all gain and no pain," he added.
Dushyant Shahrawat, senior analyst of the Securities and Capital Markets practice at TowerGroup, said: "Financial services firms in particular are looking to Linux to lower their total cost of ownership of information management assets.
"As those firms evaluate the potential of Linux, they need to consider the cost of more than just hardware, including the overall ease of migration and long-term software maintenance and service."
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