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Sybase Mobile Products: Ready-to-sell or Development Platforms?

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2008-05-14 13:31:47.0Z
Pranav Parikh Posted on 2008-05-10 17:44:09.0Z
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Hello -

I have been reading about Sybase being a market leader in Mobile
Applications. The success stories hyperlink on Sybase web-site have a number
of stories in this regard.

I have the foll. 2 questions and would appreciate a reply

Sybase products such as PocketBuilder, Mobilink, ianywhere - Are these
ready-to-sell or are they development platforms like PB, SQLAnywhere, ASE?

Also, can someone give a clarity on the leading products for Mobile
Applications. I keep hearing about Sybase365, ianywhere, Mobilink,
PocketBuilder but am never too sure on how they fit in? I'm sure they
wouldn't tread into each other's territory and Sybase would be having
mutually exclusive roles defined for them?

Any reply to sort the confusion I have would help immensely.
Thanks,

Pranav


David Fishburn Posted on 2008-05-12 12:56:40.0Z
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Subject: Re: Sybase Mobile Products: Ready-to-sell or Development Platforms?
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"Pranav Parikh" <pranav.parikh@iflexsolutions.com> wrote in
news:4825dee9$2@forums-1-dub of
ianywhere.public.mbusinessanywhere.general:

PP> Sybase products such as PocketBuilder, Mobilink, ianywhere - Are
these
PP> ready-to-sell or are they development platforms like PB,
SQLAnywhere,
PP> ASE?

The ones you have listed above are development platforms.

We also have some read-to-sell solutions like Mobile Inspection
Toolkit which is written on top of the M-Business Anywhere product.


PP> Also, can someone give a clarity on the leading products for Mobile
PP> Applications. I keep hearing about Sybase365, ianywhere, Mobilink,
PP> PocketBuilder but am never too sure on how they fit in? I'm sure
they
PP> wouldn't tread into each other's territory and Sybase would be
having
PP> mutually exclusive roles defined for them?

How they fit in is often a function of environment (target platform -
Windows Mobile, Tablet PC, Server, ...) and developer experience (C#,
C, C++, ...).

If you come from PowerBuilder experience, then you can just pick up
where you left off and write PocketBuilder applications for Windows
Mobile devices. Very easy keep all the skills you already have.

PK (PocketBuilder) fully integrates with MobiLink and SQL Anywhere. So
you can build these mobile applications fast and effectively.

MobiLink integrates with Sybase (ASE, ASA), Oracle, Microsoft SQL
Server, DB2, MySQL, ... which allows you to move your data to any type
of server that you already have.

Sybase365 has integration points with MobiLink at the backend server
side of things.

Of course you can also use Microsoft's .Net platform with SQL Anywhere
and or UltraLite which integrates with MobiLink as well.

So yes, they all integrate with each other.
They are not mutually exclusive.
It allows you (the customer) to choose the most appropriate platform
to achieve your design goals.

Does that help?

--
David Fishburn
Certified ASA Developer Version 8
iAnywhere Solutions - Sybase
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