All but defeated in its battle against database rival Oracle, Sybase continues to refashion itself as a business-intelligence vendor. At its TechWave 2000 user conference this week, Sybase will unveil a raft of E-business initiatives.
Sybase, with a miniscule 3% market share in databases, has spent the last year creating an enterprise portal system, mobile-computing software, and business-intelligence applications for vertical markets, among other products.
"Two years ago, Sybase made a pretty high-risk decision to transform itself into a portal company," says Tom Koulopolous, president of the Delphi Group. Koulopolous says that the company is enjoying financial and strategic success. Sybase this week is expected to do the following: