SAN FRANCISCO (10/06/2003) - Sybase Inc. on Monday plans to ship Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.1, the latest version of the company's database that features self-management and Web services enhancements.
Self-management functions include enabling the operator to create repeat jobs automatically executed by the system, do automatic backups, and have automatic space management.
"The key features are technologies that allow the system to handle more data transactions with less operator interventions and to develop applications more rapidly," said Tom Traubitz, senior marketing manager for Adaptive Server Enterprise at Sybase.
The database features Web services improvements to enable database stored procedures to be accessed as if they were a Web service.
"That allows application developers to quickly build data-oriented Web services applications," said Traubitz. Developers do not have to write a lot of custom code in the C language, he said.
Intrinsic support for XML data includes support for the XQuery language.
Automated memory allocation in Version 12.5.1 enables automation of internal parameters, allowing variable workloads to be run without operator intervention, according to Sybase.