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Sybase and MicroStrategy Team up to Dramatically Reduce Time for Implementation of Business Analytics

Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, today announced that it has entered into a new agreement with MicroStrategy® Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software (NASDAQ:MSTR). Sybase will offer integrated packaging and pricing in an exclusive promotion on MicroStrategy products when sold with its Sybase® IQ analytics server.

Through the agreement, customers benefit from integrated packaging, joint product certification, and vendor-to-vendor technical support. In addition, Sybase can now offer MicroStrategy consulting services and education, thereby providing streamlined access to a broad range of combined business intelligence-related services. The two companies have committed to building demonstration solutions showcasing the capabilities of the combined technologies.

"Business intelligence and data warehousing solutions are expected to take on an increasing value in the present economic environment," said Dan Vesset, IDC Program Vice President of Business Analytics. "IDC believes the extension of the alliance between Sybase and MicroStrategy will simplify the acquisition, deployment, and use of the combined solution thus helping customers maximize the value of their BI investments."

The Sybase IQ analytics server is designed specifically to deliver dramatically faster results for mission-critical business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW) and reporting solutions. MicroStrategy has built-in optimizations that work seamlessly with Sybase IQ to deliver answers to critical business questions ten to hundreds of times faster at a significantly lower total cost of ownership than traditional row-based databases.

“MicroStrategy’s alliance with Sybase has produced solutions that help data management customers maximize the performance and value of their data and business intelligence environments,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. “This agreement provides another example of both MicroStrategy and Sybase’s commitment to enhancing the user experience and how the collaboration between our companies continues to benefit our shared customers."

Sybase and MicroStrategy have collaborated for over 10 years to deliver great value for enterprise customers by combining their core expertise in BI, Data Integration and DW technologies. In June of 2008, Sybase unveiled the Sybase Analytic Appliance, which employs MicroStrategy 8™, along with its own Sybase IQ and Sybase PowerDesigner® products, to supply enhanced analytics and ease the ever-increasing burden placed on enterprise data warehouses, data marts and reporting systems. By delivering cost efficient, high-performance solutions, the new agreement addresses the needs of a growing user population demanding advanced analytics on large data volumes.

“By extending our relationship with Sybase’s preferred BI reporting tools partner MicroStrategy, we are providing our customers who depend on analytics to move their businesses forward with a greatly expanded set of integrated reporting, analytic and dashboarding capabilities at a price point that exceeds customer expectations during these uncertain economic times,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase. “The combination of Sybase IQ and MicroStrategy’s business intelligence software in one solution will drive down the cost of deploying reporting and analytic solutions, enabling organizations to make better informed business decisions from all their enterprise data to meet and exceed revenue targets and margin goals.”

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 8, and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Sybase

Sybase is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Our information management, analytics and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com. Read Sybase blogs: http://blogs.sybase.com.

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

Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase's future growth, prospects and new product releases are, by nature, forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and cannot be guaranteed. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase's current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technology changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on Sybase's Web site).

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