Modeling and Design Tool features metadata management.

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Supporting 60+ databases and development environments, PowerDesigner® v12.5 suits enterprises that need to build or re-engineer business applications. Business process modeling, combined with UML and data modeling, enables creation of open, cross-platform information architectures that securely deliver information anytime and anywhere. Software features ability to include metadata from ETL and data federation tools with database models.

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Sybase Releases PowerDesigner 12.5 with Enhanced Metadata Management

Latest Version of Modeling and Design Tool Now Available

DUBLIN, Calif., July 9 -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced the availability of Sybase(R) PowerDesigner(R) 12.5, an all-in-one modeling and design solution for enterprises that need to build or re-engineer business applications quickly, cost-effectively and consistently. Supporting more than 60 databases and leading development environments including Sybase Workspace, Sybase PowerBuilder(R), Java (TM) , the Eclipse open source development environment, and Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R), Sybase PowerDesigner combines business process modeling with unified modeling language (UML) and data modeling to make possible open, cross-platform information architectures that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere.

This newest release of Sybase PowerDesigner uniquely adds the ability to include metadata from Extract Transform and Load (ETL) and data federation (EII) tools with database models ensuring more complete impact analysis of changes to the information architecture as well as better documentation support. Sybase PowerDesigner 12.5 also includes complete UML 2.0 support and makes migrating from Computer Associates (CA) ERwin data modeling solution even easier by supporting the latest releases of the CA product.

"There is an increased necessity in the enterprise for managing metadata through modeling to ensure adaptability, reduce redundancy, and achieve initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)," said Raj Nathan, chief marketing officer, Sybase. "With this release of PowerDesigner we continue to extend our leadership position in the data modeling market by providing a robust enterprise modeling tool that manages business, technical, and information metadata."

Gartner Dataquest has stated that Sybase is the worldwide market share leader in application development database design software for 2006 based on total software revenue, reaching 35.4 percent of market share, according to Gartner, "Market Share: Application Development and Project and Portfolio Management Software, Worldwide, 2006" by Laurie Wurster et al, published May 22, 2007.

Joe Caruso, consultant from Kforce working at ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), recently completed a conversion from CA's ERwin to Sybase PowerDesigner. "Unlike ERwin, PowerDesigner facilitates all aspects of the design cycle right from data modeling to XML definition to interface generation," said Caruso. "Other modeling tool suites do not offer the level of integration and feature coverage compared to PowerDesigner, which significantly limits their value as an enterprise standard."

Pricing and Availability

PowerDesigner 12.5 is available today and ranges in price from $2,995 to $7,495 per developer seat. For more information on features or pricing, to arrange a demo, or to place an order, please call 1-800-8-SYBASE or visit

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers and partners to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:

Sybase, PowerDesigner and PowerBuilder are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Microsoft and Visual Studio are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Crystal Lu of Sybase, Inc., +1-925-236-4245,; or Ruth Busbee of Citigate Cunningham, +1-415-618-8739,, for Sybase, Inc.

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