updated 08:55 am EST, Wed January 7, 2004
Sybase ASE 12.5.1 for OS X
(ASE), a new release of the company's enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) on Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" Server: "ASE 12.5.1 under Mac OS X 10.3 beat the others on price/performance by a factor of three." ASE 12.5.1 supports large data sets and improved operational scalability, including scalable logging, parallel recovery, index sampling, temporary databases per application or login and improved database reorganization.
In addition, ASE 12.5.1 takes full advantage of Panther's support for asynchronous disk I/O and increased addressable memory (up to approximately 4GB), providing users with a substantial performance boost over Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar. Sybase ASE 12.5.1 also includes new features to reduce operational costs, such as self-management, automatic resource management and transportable databases. ASE also offers Open Directory User Authentication, a new ASE Plug-in for Server Admin, a new System Preference Pane for ASE, and enhanced Rendezvous support.
It is now available starting at $1,500; a developer version is available for free.