Network Appliance™ DAFS Database Accelerator Available for Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise
Sunnyvale, CA - April 3, 2002 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of
enterprise network storage solutions, and Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY),
a leading e-Business infrastructure provider, today announced DAFS
Database Accelerator availability for Sybase Adaptive Server
Enterprise (ASE) 12.5 database environments. DAFS Database
Accelerator technology, in combination with NetApp® enterprise
storage, enhances application performance to deliver faster access
to enterprise data, while significantly reducing management
complexity in mission-critical database deployments.
NetApp DAFS Database Accelerator is the first DAFS-enabled storage
solution to be ready for integration with Sybase database
environments and marks another milestone in an ongoing relationship
between Network Appliance and Sybase to develop advanced solutions
that improve business application performance.
NetApp DAFS Database Accelerator uses virtual interface (VI)
technology over a Gigabit Ethernet interconnect, enabling Network
Appliance and Sybase enterprise customers to support larger
workloads on existing hardware in high-performance database
deployments. This solution enables Network Appliance to deliver
enterprise storage systems that offer a scalable infrastructure,
high performance, and low total cost of ownership (TCO) in
large-scale Sybase ASE environments.
"Sybase and Network Appliance continue to deliver fully
interoperable solutions for our customers that speed access to
global enterprise data. By helping to reduce database server
overhead, the combination of DAFS and Sybase ASE offers customers
in Sun® Solaris™ environments a clear performance
advantage," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general
manager Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. "Network Appliance
DAFS-based storage platforms are the first DAFS solutions
commercially available for Sybase ASE, offering enterprises
seamless integration and reduced management complexity, delivering
"Enterprise companies require solutions that speed access to
critical business data and improve employee productivity," said Ray
Villeneuve, vice president of marketing at Network Appliance.
"NetApp DAFS solutions allow customers to utilize highly scalable
database storage solutions in conjunction with Sybase ASE, and be
assured the solutions they are deploying integrate seamlessly. In
today's performance-intensive environments, NetApp DAFS Database
Accelerator is a key solution for success."
Prior to announcing the DAFS Database Accelerator, Network
Appliance and Sybase jointly released audited Transaction
Processing Performance Council (TPC-C) results that set a new
performance standard for real-world business environments. The
results represent the first transaction processing benchmark test
using the Direct Access File System (DAFS) protocol in a database
environment, as well as the first published TPC-C result using
advanced RAID-protected storage rather than JBOD or mirrored
storage. The test also marks the first published result with a
database residing on a full-function file system.
The benchmark results, conforming to the TPC-C guidelines,
delivered the best price/performance for a UNIX®-based system
and the best per-processor performance for a SPARC®-based
system ever achieved. The TPC-C performance test yielded 112,286.46
transactions per minute (tpmC) at a cost of US $13.44 per tpmC. See
www.tpc.org for more details.
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges
heterogeneous technologies. With industry-leading Enterprise Portal
(EP), mobile and wireless solutions, essential integration
products, and high performance database management systems, Sybase
is one of the largest independent software companies in the world.
For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage
solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its
inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology,
product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of
Network Appliance, Inc.