Sybase Brings ‘Intelligence for Everyone’ to the enterprise

Sybase, an SAP company 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 platform 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. Yet, research by Gartner indicates that more than 70 percent of today’s enterprise data warehouses serve only the needs of a single department.

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.

“Through our participation as a Sybase IQ 15.3 beta test site, we have experienced its extremely fast query performance, due to the truly revolutionary new features that allow more servers to work on queries in parallel,” said Scott Smith, vice president, comScore, Inc. “We at comScore have a significant investment in Sybase IQ and are very excited about the new Sybase IQ 15.3 release. I feel that Sybase engineering has really ‘hit the nail on the head’ with the new ‘share everything’ MPP architecture. These features will allow us to continue down the path of inexpensive commodity servers that improve our query performance, and we even expect to see higher hardware utilization numbers.”

Sybase IQ 15.3 continues to expand Sybase IQ’s capacity to integrate business analytics into applications and business workflows, a growing trend among leading enterprises, by delivering APIs for both popular and emerging programming languages as well as a new Web Services interface that simplifies integration for software developers.

With Sybase IQ, enterprises can run complex analytical models and algorithms within the database, eliminating the need for data mining algorithms inside business logic and accelerating overall performance of complex queries. Sybase IQ also supports the analysis of unstructured data often used in business workflows, such as proprietary document formats, emails, Web content, and now enables fast analysis of unstructured multi-media data within the database, further unifying disparate analysis within a powerful business analytics information platform.

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