Notícias

 

Implementado o protocolo SSL (Secure Socket Layer) em todas as páginas deste site para aumentar a segurança dos dados de nossos visitantes.

O protocolo SSL embaralha as informações que trafegam pelo site de forma que ninguém consiga interceptá-las remotamente, protegendo assim a comunicação.

Você verá em todas as nossa páginas o cadeado verde abaixo.

 

No mundo inteiro, usuários da Internet ainda precisam aprender a usar senhas para se proteger on-line de modo eficiente. Uma pesquisa da Kaspersky Lab mostrou que as pessoas colocam sua segurança online em risco ao tomar decisões incorretas e cometer erros simples em relação às senhas que usam, o que pode gerar consequências de longo alcance.

A pesquisa revelou três erros comuns no uso de senhas que colocam em risco um grande número de usuários da Internet: (1) as pessoas usam a mesma senha em diversas contas, o que significa que se uma delas for descoberta, todas elas poderão ser invadidas; (2) as pessoas usam senhas fracas, fáceis de decifrar e (3) as pessoas armazenam suas senhas sem segurança, invalidando totalmente o objetivo de ter uma senha.

“Considerando o volume de informações privadas e sigilosas que armazenamos online, as pessoas deveriam ter mais cuidado ao se proteger com eficácia utilizando senhas. Pode parecer óbvio, mas muitos parecem não perceber que cometem erros simples ao gerenciar senhas. Esses erros funcionam como se fossem uma porta aberta para o acesso a emails, contas bancárias, arquivos pessoais e outros”, explica Andrei Mochola, chefe de negócios ao consumidor da Kaspersky Lab.

A pesquisa mostra que muitas pessoas (quase um quinto – 18%) já passaram por uma tentativa de invasão de conta, mas poucas tinham uma segurança por senha eficiente e inteligente em vigor. Por exemplo, apenas um terço (30%) dos usuários da Internet criam senhas novas para diferentes contas online, e uma em cada dez pessoas usa a mesma senha em todas as contas online. Se uma senha for descoberta, elas correm o risco de ter todas as contas invadidas e exploradas.

Além disso, os usuários não criam senhas fortes o suficiente para protegê-los de invasões e extorsões. Apenas metade (47%) deles usa combinações de letras maiúsculas e minúsculas nas senhas, e dois terços (64%) usam uma mistura de letras e números. Isso acontece porque os usuários acreditam que apenas que suas contas em bancos online (51%), de e-mail (39%) e em lojas virtuais (37%) precisam de senhas fortes.

O estudo também mostra que os usuários não cuidam muito bem de suas senhas, pois as compartilham com outras pessoas e utilizam métodos inseguros para lembrar-se delas. Quase um terço (28%) deles já compartilhou uma senha com um familiar próximo, e um décimo (11%) compartilhou uma senha com amigos, o que torna possível o vazamento não intencional das senhas. Mais de um quinto (22%) dos usuários também admitiu que anota as senhas em um caderno para não as esquecer. Mesmo que a senha seja forte, isso deixa o usuário vulnerável, pois outras pessoas podem vê-la e utilizá-la.

Mochola diz ainda que as pessoas ainda cometem erros simples em relação a suas senhas online. As melhores senhas não se encontram nos dicionários. Elas devem ser longas, incluir letras maiúsculas e minúsculas, números e sinais de pontuação. Porém, como hoje as pessoas têm muitas contas online, não é fácil lembrar de uma senha segura para cada uma delas. O uso de uma solução de gerenciamento de senhas ajuda a lembrar e gerar senhas fortes para minimizar o risco de invasão de contas.”

FONTE: TI INSIDE Online –  Converge Comunicações – 10/01/2017

A tecnologia de login mais segura já está disponível. Agora, você pode usar um mesmo nome de usuário em todos os lugares e não usar senha.

Bem-vindo ao mundo do nadaPASS.
nadaPASS elimina senhas … permanentemente.

Recupere a senha de sua conta no site da ReNet e em seguida crie seu usuário nadaPASS. Breve, a página de registro estará em Português.

The Advantage Database Server 11.10.0.30 Service Update has been released, including

  • Advantage Delphi Components now includes support for Delphi 10 Seattle
  • With bug fix for AdsData access violation in Delphi XE8 caused memory leak.
  • Advantage .NET Data Provider now includes support for Visual Studio 2015
  • Advantage Vulcan drivers now include support for Vulcan.NET 4

There are no updates to ADS Server or to Advantage Client Engine

São Paulo, 29 de Outubro de 2015

Nosso fornecedor SAP Company acaba de comunicar o lançamento da versão 12 do Advantage Database Server (ADS).

Conheça as novidades:

 

Aviso de segurança!!!
Para o Advantage Database Servidor (ADS), a senha para o usuário ADS padrão, ADSSYS, está em branco. Este é um risco de segurança uma vez que um usuário mal-intencionado pode acessar o banco de dados usando o login ADSSYS e acessar ou modificar os dados. Isso pode resultar em situações de perda de dados e violação de privacidade de dados. Por isso, é altamente recomendável que, durante a criação de todos os dicionários de dados, a senha do usuário ADS padrão, ADSSYS, seja alterado para uma senha segura.

Nova Interface Cliente

Cliente Advantage Delphi OData
Adicionado um novo cliente baseado em Delphi que utiliza OData e permite aos desenvolvedores interagir com os dados usando o conhecido armazenamento de dados TDataSet. Os aplicativos desenvolvidos usando este podem ser implementados em todas as plataformas, usando a tecnologia multi-plataforma da Embarcadero.
Suporte Atualizado para Interfaces Clientes

Suporte a Delphi XE8
Advantage Delphi Components agora incluem suporte para Delphi XE8.

Suporte ao Visual Studio 2013
O Advantage .NET Data Provider agora inclui suporte para Visual Studio 2013

Suporte a PHP 5.5 e 5.6
A Advantage PHP Extension está agora disponível para PHP 5.5 e PHP 5.6

Novos recursos e aprimoramentos

GROUP_CONCAT
Adicionado suporte para a função de agregação GROUP_CONCAT (). Usada para combinar valores de strings em um grupo em um único valor de string. Isto fornece um bom mecanismo para produzir um conjunto de resultados onde cada linha contém todos os valores de um único grupo em um string.

Multilinha de inserção Sintaxe
Com suporte para instruções INSERT multilinhas em SQL, é possível escrever uma única instrução SQL INSERT para inserir várias linhas em uma tabela.

Melhorada a Funcionalidade Escalar
Funções escalares adicionais agora são suportadas nos ambientes SQL e de navegação. Isso pode permitir uma melhor otimização de instruções SQL em algumas situações. Funções escalares adicionais agora suportadas em instruções SQL incluem ALLTRIM, AT, CTOD, CTOT, CTOTS, DATE, DELETED, DTOC, DTOS, RAT, RECNO, REVERSE, STOD, STOTS, STR, STRZERO, TIME, TSTOD, TTOC e VAL. Outras funções escalares agora suportadas no uso de navegação (como expressões de índice) incluem ASCII, CEILING, COALESCE, CREATETIMESTAMP, DIFFERENCE, FLOOR, FRAC_SECOND, LENGTH, REPEAT, SIGN e SOUNDEX.

Por exemplo, agora é possível fazer referência a um número de registro específico diretamente dentro do SQL: SELECT * FROM tabela WHERE recno () = 123

Outras novas funções escalares incluem:
· BASE64ENCODE
· BASE64DECODE.
· LASTROWVERSION

Melhorias de Desempenho
· Acelerada a análise de expressões. Isto, entre outras coisas, melhora a construção de filtros para optimização SQL.
· Acelerada a avaliação da expressão em situações em que filtragem otimizada de bitmap (AOF) não pode ser usada.
· Redução do consumo de memória no sistema de cache. Em particular, nos cursores estáticos SQL envolvendo arquivos memo em cerca de 33%.
· Aumento do desempenho Reindexação Online e removida a transição durante a fase final.
· Melhoria do desempenho das consultas envolvendo arquivos intermediários de classificação extremamente grandes.

Criar Índice Online
Adicionado a capacidade de criar índices enquanto uma tabela está aberta por outros usuários. Antes de ADS 12 era necessário abrir a tabela de modo exclusivo (não permitindo, assim, qualquer outro uso da tabela) quando um novo índice era criado. Veja Manutenção de Tabela Online (Online Table Maintenance) para obter mais informações.

Arquivo de Armazenamento para Backup Online
Atualizada a funcionalidade de backup/restore online para permitir backup e restauração a partir de um único arquivo que, opcionalmente, pode ser comprimido. Isto torna mais simples mover ou copiar uma imagem de backup para outros locais (basta copiar um único arquivo). Procure a opção ArchiveFile em Opções de Backup e Restauração (Backup and Restore Options).

Melhorado Differential Online Backup
Atualizada a operação de backups diferenciais. Um backup diferencial é um backup que copia apenas os registros que foram alterados desde o último backup. Nas versões anteriores do Advantage, era necessário que reinicializar o backup diferencial quando certas operações ocorriam (packing de tabela, alteração de tabela etc.). Começando na versão 12, Advantage irá detectar se um backup diferencial para uma determinada tabela requer reinicialização e o fará automaticamente. Além disso, Advantage detectará agora se os índices em um backup diferencial de tabelas livres mudaram e automaticamente fará o backup dos índices alterados.

Configuração de Tamanho de Memo Block
Existem mais opções para a configuração de tamanhos de bloco memo block:
· O tamanho máximo do memo block para as tabelas ADT foi aumentada de 1024 bytes por bloco para 32768 bytes por bloco.
· O tamanho do memo block de uma tabela existente pode ser alterado através de uma operação de pack (sp_PackTable, sp_PackTableOnline, AdsPackTable120).
· O tamanho do memo block de uma tabela existente pode ser alterado quando se altera a tabela (ALTER TABLE, AdsRestructureTable120).
· Ao criar uma nova tabela com SQL, o tamanho do memo block pode ser especificado (CREATE TABLE).
· Ao modificar as propriedades da tabela no Advantage Data Architect, o tamanho do memo block para dicionário de dados e para tabelas livres podem ser modificadas. Note que quando o botão OK é pressionado no diálogo de propriedades, uma operação para reestruturar a tabela será acionada se a propriedade tamanho do memo block foi alterada.

Melhoria da Reciclagem Memo
Tabela ADT tem agora um sistema de reciclagem melhorado para arquivos memo. Este sistema vai reduzir o inchaço de arquivo de memo usando um algoritmo binning para memos pequenos.

AdsFileToBinaryW e AdsBinaryToFileW

AdsFileToBinaryW e AdsBinaryToFileW permitem nomes de arquivo Unicode para ser usado como a origem e destino para essas APIs. Veja AdsFileToBinary e AdsBinaryToFilepara mais informações.

Compressão de Memo e Blob
Tabela ADT tem agora a opção de armazenar memo (ANSI e Unicode) e dados blob em formato compactado para reduzir o tamanho de arquivo memo. Consulte Tipos de Campos e Especificações de ADT (ADT Field Types and Specifications) para obter mais informações.

Opção para Desativar a Compactação de Arquivos de Dump
Se Advantage Database Server disparar a criação de um arquivo de dump, ele comprimirá este arquivo. O passo de compressão pode ser relativamente lenta comparado com a criação do arquivo em primeiro lugar. A nova opção de configuração COMPRESS_DUMP_FILES fornece a capacidade de desativar o passo de compressão.

Melhoria de Alteração de Tabela Online (ALTER TABLE Online)

Melhorado o comportamento da alteração de tabela online (ALTER TABLE Online) para não exigir que todos os usuários fechem a tabela para a maioria dos tipos de alterações da tabela. Algumas mudanças na estrutura da tabela ainda necessitam que todos os usuários fechem a tabela para a alteração online (online ALTER) terminar. Também mudou a alteração online (online ALTER) para definir valores de campo padrão e NOT NULL flags para campos adicionados antes de preencher a nova tabela com os dados existentes. O resultado é que agora você pode adicionar um campo e inicialize-o com um valor de campo padrão durante uma alteração online (online ALTER). Isto aplica-se a dicionário vinculado, bem como a tabelas livres. Veja Manutenção Tabela Online (Online Table Maintenance) para obter mais informações. Como resultado destas características novas, uma caixa de verificação (checkbox) foi adicionada no projeto de tabela do Advantage Data Architect para produzir alterações em uma tabela para ser executada online.

Máximo de Tentativas de Falhas de Login para Todas  Conexões em Servidores Remotos

Anteriormente Advantage somente forçava o Máximo de Tentativas de Falhas de Login para   Conexões Internet. Esta nova opção foi adicionada ao dicionário de dados para o Advantage forçar o limite Máximo de Tentativas de Falhas de Login para   todas as conexões de servidor remoto. Veja Máximo de Tentativas Falhas de Login (Maximum Failed Login Attempts) para obter mais informações.

Suporte ETag para a Plataforma Web Advantage

O servidor OData suporta concorrência otimista através de valores Entity Tags (ETag). Se você definir a propriedade TABLE_CONCURRENCY_ENABLED para uma tabela (por exemplo, propriedades da tabela no Advantage Data Architect), os clientes OData que suportam ETags como o Advantage OData Client for Delphi e o cliente Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) usarão valores ETag em cabeçalhos If-Match para controle de concorrência otimista.

GUID e 64-bit Integer Tipos de campo

Servidor Advantage e os clientes agora suportam tipos de GUID e dados Long Integer (64-bit) em todos os formatos de tabela. O tipo inteiro de 64-bit pode ser usado para armazenar valores inteiros entre -9.223.372.036.854.775.807 e 9.223.372.036.854.775.807 sem perda de precisão. O tipo de campo GUID (Global Unique Identifier) ​​é uma estrutura de dados de 16 bytes. Uma nova função escalar NewID() está disponível no mecanismo de expressão e no mecanismo SQL para gerar novo GUID. Consulte Tipos e Especificações de Campo ADT (ADT Field Types and Specifications) e Tipos e Especificações de Campo DBF (DBF Field Types and Specifications) para obter mais informações.

Gatilhos (Triggers) de Banco de Dados

Suporte para gatilhos de banco de dados foi adicionado para fornecer a capacidade de disparar gatilhos em resposta a certos tipos de eventos.

Sistema de Apelido __rootdd

Um sistema de apelido chamado __rootdd foi adicionado para resolver o caminho do dicionário raiz configurado para o servidor. As ligações para o dicionário raiz podem então ser feitas para \\ server \ __ rootdd.

Adicionada Tentativa Máxima de Login em Aplicação para Todas as Conexões Remotas

Anteriormente, o máximo de tentativas de execução de login só era aplicado a conexões Internet. A nova propriedade de banco de dados (ADS_DD_ENFORCE_MAX_FAILED_LOGINS) foi adicionada para que quando ativada restringirá as tentativas máximas de login para todas as conexões ao servidor remoto (incluindo conexões internet). A propriedade pode ser definida na guia Segurança da caixa de diálogo das Propriedades do banco de dados no Advantage Data Architect ou pelas chamadas AdsDDSetDatabaseProperty / sp_ModifyDatabaseProperty.

Adicionada Opção $select na Plataforma Web

A opção URI $select pode ser usada para limitar quais colunas de uma coleção são devolvidas a partir de uma solicitação. Veja coleções (collections) para mais informações.

09/Julho/2015

 

The Advantage Database Server 11.10.0.24 Service Update has been released, including:

Support for latest version of Delphi – XE8
Support for Visual Studio 2013 with Entity Framework 6**
Advantage Web Platform now includes Apache HTTP Server 2.2.29 (upgraded from 2.2.22) with OpenSSL 0.9.8zf, which includes recently discovered security vulnerabilities.
ADS FIPS Module based on OpenSSL 0.9.8zg to cover security vulnerabilities.
Advantage .NET dataprovider installer now installs SSDLtoADS.tt file correctly for Visual Studio 2012.
Fixed the regression in handling autoinc field and value 0 (zero).

(**) In Visual Studio 2013, currently there is no support for generating database schema from entity model. This work is in progress.

The full release can be downloaded from SAP Service Marketplace (Software Downloads | SAP Support Portal) and also from the Advantage Developer Zone

Roadmap SAP ADS e acesse a versão atual do roadmap do SAP ADS.

29/Janeiro/2015

 

Advantage version 12

I’m pleased to announce we are targeting the ADS 12 release for the Sept-Oct 2015 timeframe. Areas of enhancements will include performance (eg. online index, expression engine, and query improvements) as well as developer productivity (trigger, online backup, and replication enhancements).

Thank you for your continued support of ADS – we remain committed to ADS, our customers and partners.

Mike Paola

 29/Janeiro/2015

 

ADS 11.10.0.22 adds support for two new Windows Platforms

Engineering has completed the certification process of ADS 11.10.0.22 (the latest released EBF at this time) on the following platforms:

Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1

01/Dezembro/2014

 

The Advantage Database Server update for 11.10.0.22 has been released including

Support for the latest version of Delphi – XE7.
Support for latest version of Vulcan – Vulcan.NET build 3.0.303.
Advantage .NET dataprovider installation now works on destination machines with Visual Studio 2012.
Support for Entity Framework 5 is now functional(**).
Security Enhancement #1: Upgrade FIPS-compliant OpenSSL libraries and header files to OpenSSL version 0.9.8zb to incorporate recent security fixes.
Security Enhancement #2: Disable SSLv3 (and SSLv2) for communication between ADS and Advantage Client Engine (ACE) to cover POODLE attack vulnerability.
Critical ADS bug fixes for customer escalations reported since 11.1 SP20.

(**) For generating database schema from entity model on a machine with Visual Studio 2012, please download the following file SSDLtoADS.tt and copy it in the DBGen folder under Entity Framework Tools (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Entity Framework Tools\DBGen )

19/Novembro/2014

 

A SAP Sybase classificou a versão 10 do ADS como não suportada.

Atualize já sua licença do SAP Advantage Database Server para a versão 11.1.

24/Setembro/2014

 

Attivio enhances user experience and functionality of Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®)
Newton, MA – September 24, 2014

News Summary

Attivio, Inc., the software company changing the speed and time-to-value of Big Data deployments, today released enhancements to its Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) aimed at helping business users, developers and administrators do more with data and human-generated content. AIE 4.2’s new user interfaces and role-based management enhancements expand upon Attivio’s mission of delivering one platform to drive all business decisions across the enterprise.

AIE 4.2 Key Features

AIE Role-Based Management – AIE’s Business Center gives business users and marketers a way to manage content and profiles. With the addition of Role-Based Management in AIE 4.2, AIE Business Center users can assign roles and controls over various profiles. With role-based permissions, businesses can expand the number of AIE business users and ensure only the right users modify profiles and publish changes that affect end users.
AIE Designer – AIE Designer is a new visual editor that allows developers and administrators to simply and easily manage AIE through a familiar Eclipse-based user interface. Common AIE configuration tasks previously only achievable via command line or in XML source code are now available through AIE Designer.
AIE Entity Extraction User Interface – AIE Entity Extraction provides insight into content and data to uncover relationships between disparate data sets. With AIE 4.2, Entity Extraction is fully managed and extended through a new admin interface. What was once a multi-step task including editing configuration files, is now handled via this single interface.
“Working with data and extracting immediate value must become easier for the business user,” said Sid Probstein, CTO at Attivio. “Attivio is constantly innovating new ways to help companies think about and approach the usability of their Big Data and Big Content programs. The new enhancements to AIE 4.2 help data-driven companies quickly gain – and give – access to information in a simple, configurable and business-minded format.”

Related Resources

AIE Datasheet
What’s New in AIE 4.2
AIE 4.2 Webinar: Features and Enhancements
Attivio Twitter
About Attivio

Attivio’s Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE ®), redefines the business impact of an enterprise’s information assets, so they can quickly seize opportunities, solve critical challenges and fulfill their strategic vision.

Attivio integrates and correlates disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content in ways never before possible. Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and Big Data tools to reveal insight that matters, through the access method that best suits each user’s technical skills and priorities. Please visit us at www.attivio.com.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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08/Agosto/2014

The Advantage Database Server update for 11.10.0.20 has been released including support for Delphi XE6

11.10.0.20 – Advantage Client Engine (ACE)
This Service Update of the Advantage Client Engine (ACE) addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug in the Advantage Client Engine that did not apply the default free table password from the connection string property EncryptionPassword to live cursor results.
2.Fixed a performance issue when using the Sequenced property of the TAdsQuery on a query with a ORDER BY clause.
3.Fixed issue with AdsGetKeyColumn where it was returning rowversion columns from static cursors, where they cannot be guaranteed unique.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage Data Architect (ARC)
This Service Update of the Advantage Data Architect (ARC) addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an access violation in the dictionary differentiator.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage Database Server
This Service Update of the Advantage Database Server addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug in the server that resulted in a 9073 error when performing an ALTER ONLINE TABLE of a dictionary bound VFP table that contained nullable fields.
2.Fix a bug that could result in a server crash when performing an AppendFrom operation from a Clipper client when using non-compound index files.
3.Fixed a bug in the query engine that could result in incorrect ordering of results when the following conditions are met: 1) Table type is one of the DBF types. 2) Multiple columns are included in the ORDER BY clause. 3) At least one of the columns is of a numeric type. And, 4) The numeric column contains 2 or more negative values in the result set.
4.Updated Advantage Database Server to be able to replicate linked tables within transactions.
5.Fixed an issue that could cause an internal server error if a table involved in referential integrity is online packed and then updated.
6.Fixed a bug that prevented single password in the connection string for all free table to work when executing SQL query.
7.Fixed a bug that could cause a connection to remain in server forever if a TCP client is terminated abnormally.
8.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in 7033 errors if the connection table size was configured to a number greater than 65535.
9.Fixed a bug that could result in a 9005 or 9111 error if a single connection attempted to obtain more than 65534 work areas.
10.Fixed a bug in the server that caused sp_GetTables and related system procedures to not work on free table connections for servers running on some flavors of Ubuntu and Debian Linux.
11.Fixed a race condition when multiple users delete and create the same UDF.
12.Added configuration option COMPRESS_DUMP_FILES to provide the capability to disable compression of crash dump files.
13.Fixed a bug that could result in an access violation in the server due to a very rare race condition when dynamically resizing connection storage.
14.Fixed an issue in with sp_ReindexOnline and sp_PackTableOnline where updating an FTS index after a pack or reindex would cause a 9123 error.
15.Fixed a bug when altering a table would not correctly re-index an ADT.
16.Fixed a performance problem in the server where concurrent skip operations through a CDX index with compatibility locking could be very slow.
17.Fixed a bug that caused server crash when updating a free DBF table that has trigger associated with it in a database.
18.Fixed an access violation in the server when the number of columns in a table did not match the number of columns in the data dictionary.
19.Fixed a bug that can cause the Linux server to stop communicating with clients.
20.Fixed an issue that can cause a 9019 error when calling AdsSetIndexDirection on an index tag with a tag number >= 56.
21.Fixed an issue in the server that could cause it to hang or crash when performing an online ALTER on a table that is being replicated.
22.Fixed a bug that could result in an access violation or 9111 error in the server in a rare circumstance due to a corrupt .ai (data dictionary index) file.
23.Fixed a bug that prevented ‘0000-00-00 00:00:00’ from being used in an SQL statement as a literal.
24.Fixed a bug that could cause poor SQL performance when joining very large tables that have no available index to fully optimizes the join condition.
25.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in memory overruns when certain scalar functions were passed data via a parameterized value that exceeded 1K in length.
26.Fixed a bug that could cause 3109 error being returned when executing a SQL statement that contains an expression using an NMEMO column as a parameter of a scalar function.
27.Fixed an issue where a data dictionary default path that has no trailing slash caused invalid paths in the SQL engine.
28.Optimized execution of SQL MERGE statements when the target table is empty.
29.Fixed an issue that could lead to a 9084 when certain SQL statements containing a large number of columns in the ORDER BY clause were executed.
30.Fixed a bug that caused the Active flag in the sp_GetSQLStatements result to not be correct for some queries involving views and user defined stored procedures.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage ODBC Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage ODBC Driver addresses the following issues:
1.Fix a bug in the ODBC driver that caused SQLGetData to return a 2004 error when the TrimTrailingSpaces flag was set.
2.Fixed an issue where the ADS ODBC Setup dialog may return a File In Use error when browsing for a Data Dictionary.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage PHP Extension
This Service Update of the Advantage PHP Extension addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue in the Advantage PHP PDO driver that would prevent a prepared SELECT statement from being executed twice.
2.Fixed an issue in which the PHP PDO driver would fail to load ACE when PHP was loaded by Apache as an ISAPI DLL.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage TDataSet Descendant
This Service Update of the Advantage TDataSet Descendant addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug that could cause Unicode fields to overwrite values of adjacent fields.
2.Fixed a bug in the 64-bit Delphi client that could result in an access violation when editing a record.
3.Added Support for Delphi XE6 to TDataSet Components.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage TDataSet
Switch Utility This Service Update of the Advantage TDataSet Switch Utility addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue that could lead to an EConvertError exception in the TDataSet Switcher.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage Visual Objects Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage Visual Objects Driver addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a problem when updating a record with the VO SQL RDD on a DBF cursor that has a filter set can cause a record lock required error (1122).
2.Fixed an issue with the AdsSQLServer VO class where SQL parameters are preserved for subsequent calls.
3.Fixed issue with the VO SQL RDD where the Refresh method would fail if the previous query returned zero records.

11.10.0.20 – Advantage Web Platform
This Service Update of the Advantage Web Platform addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue where the SQL Utility of the Web Config Utility displays FALSE boolean values as empty or blank fields.
2.Fixed an issue with the ADS Web Platform server where all users of the same location used the same cached list of stored procedures.

29/Maio/2014
Newton, Massachusetts – May 29, 2014

Attivio, the company changing the speed and time to value of Big Data deployments, today announced it was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8725494 for entity-level sentiment analysis. The patent addresses the market’s need to more accurately analyze, assign and understand customer sentiment within unstructured content where multiple brands and people are referenced and discussed.

Most sentiment analysis today is conducted on a broad level to determine, for example, if a review is positive, negative or neutral. The entire entry or document is assigned sentiment uniformly, regardless of whether the feedback contains multiple comments that express a combination of brand and product sentiment.

For example, a customer may post the following feedback on a review site:

“I was wrong to think I would love the new product just because it came from a trusted brand I use all the time. I love Brand X but I don’t like what they are doing with Product X compared to what Brand Y and Z are doing with their offerings. Those seem to work better.”

In the above example, the entire entry sentiment is not completely negative. The comment shows strong brand affinity and trust that could be leveraged by the brand to better engage with the customer.

“Evaluating sentiment in unstructured content without also analyzing entities gives companies a false and inaccurate blanket view of how customers feel about a product, service or brand,” said Sid Probstein, CTO of Attivio. “The Attivio entity-level sentiment technology provides deeper insight into how the reviewer really feels – what they value, and what could be improved. What was previously considered too difficult or time consuming by other Big Data vendors, is accomplished within seconds with Attivio.”

For more information about Attivio’s entity-level sentiment analysis, click here. To see the Attivio SocialCRM application, watch a demo here.

About Attivio
Attivio makes information meaningful, accessible, and actionable in ways that were never before possible. Our patented Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) brings together information from any source or format and enriches it to expose the relationships, patterns, and insights that are hidden within. Our clients use our platform as the basis for information-driven solutions that dramatically improve the speed, certainty, and effectiveness of key business decisions. Please visit us at www.attivio.com to learn more.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies

30/Setembro/2013

 

O documento Advantage Database Server – Plataformas Suportadas está disponível em Download / Data Sheets Advantage.

Inclui atualização até a versão 11.10.0.14.

05/Agosto/2013

Advantage Database Server 10.10.0.49 Service Update released including support for Delphi XE 4.

10.10.0.49 – Advantage Database Server

This Service Update of the Advantage Database Server addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug that caused crash dump being generated on the server when disconnecting a client. The problem surfaces after updating a table on a data dictionary link that has both trigger and RI.
2.Fixed a 9077 error when a user is killed by the watch dog thread.
3.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in a corrupt data dictionary index file (.ai) when encrypting the dictionary using AES encryption. The bug also affected AES encrypted tables that had read caching enabled (ADS_DD_TABLE_CACHING). After applying this update, it is possible to ensure that the .ai index file is rebuilt correctly simply be deleting it from disk. It is automatically rebuilt when the dictionary is opened.
4.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in deadlock when using AES encryption.
5.Fixed a bug in the server that caused replicated DBF records (from CDX/VFP tables) to be deleted at the target. The problem would occur if the update of a deleted dbf record was followed by the update of a non-deleted record. Both records would be deleted at the target rather than just the one that was deleted at the source.
6.Fixed an issue that may lead to incorrect index ordering on 64-bit Linux servers running glibc 2.11 or later.
7.Fixed a spurious 7001 error that can occur when evaluating certain filter expressions involving the string containment operator.
8.Fixed a bug in the server that allowed a single index file to be opened by two different tables.
9.Fixed a bug where using non-standard DBF table file could cause the server to crash.
10.Modified the data dictionary to return the index file names of a table in the same order that the index file were added into the data dictionary.
11.Fixed a bug that caused incorrect filter or SQL result being returned when the collation of the table or SQL statement is different from the collation of the index.
12.Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect collation being use when using sp_createindex() or sp_createindex90() to index Unicode column.
13.Fixed a bug that caused data dictionary to not maintain Unicode collation of the index on a column that was changed from non-Unicode to Unicode (restructuring of the table).
14.Fixed a bug in the server could cause a database restore operation to fail with a 7128 error when the dictionary files were encrypted with AES.
15.Updated the user rights checking logic to respect database roles in linked dictionaries. If, for example, a user is a member of DB:Admin in the linked dictionary and the link uses the current user’s credentials, then the link to the other dictionary will respect that role membership.
16.Fixed an access violation when a user performed an AdsDDFindNextObject on a linked data dictionary with no tables visible to the user.
17.Fixed a 7103 error when doing a wild card CONTAINS on multiple Unicode fields.
18.Fixed a bug that caused slow auto-creation of indexes when a connecting to the server using an IP address and port in the path.
19.Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect index or filter operation on ANSI characters using local server when the default system code page is not 1252.
20.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in a 9110 error when evaluating a filter expression.
21.Fixed a bug that could result in ADT memo corruption when using encrypted free tables inside a transaction.
22.Fixed a bug that prevented column/field property being read even though permission to the table had been granted to the DB:Public.
23.Fixed bug that caused incorrect data being returned when the data stored in the table is encoded in one of the OEM code pages.
24.Fixed a bug that caused 9016 error being logged and crash dump being generated by the server when a client connected using TCP protocol is disconnected abnormally.
25.Fixed a bug in the server that could cause a 9111 error if a memo exceeding 64K was inserted into an FTS indexed memo field in an SQL statement while a transaction was active.
26.Fixed a bug that could result in a failed online restore of a database if a table that was the parent in an RI relationship had a name exceeding 40 characters in length.
27.Fixed a bug that could cause server crash when dynamic AOF is enabled and there are AOF involving Unicode characters.
28.Fixed a crash when dealing with ADT tables that have a large number of fields.
29.Fixed a bug that could cause 30XX error being returned from AdsBuildRawKey100() when the ADS_GET_PARTIAL_FULL_KEY_LENGTH option is used.
30.Fixed an issue where the server could crash when disconnecting a client.
31.Fixed a bug that could data dictionary corruption on a failed ALTER TABLE or AdsRestructureTable.
32.Fixed a bug that caused 9124 error being logged by the server and crash dump being generated when restructuring OEM encoded DBF table that uses non-ASCII characters in the field name.
33.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in a 9124 error when handling files with more than 2,147,483,647 records.
34.Fix a bug in the online data dictionary restore operation that caused the memo block size of tables to not be maintained.
35.Fixed a bug in the query engine that could result in incorrect ordering of results when the following conditions are met: 1) Table type is one of the DBF types. 2) Multiple columns are included in the ORDER BY clause. 3) At least one of the columns is of a numeric type. And, 4) The numeric column contains 2 or more negative values in the result set.
36.Updated Advantage Database Server to be able to replicate linked tables within transactions.
37.Fixed a bug that could cause server crash when execute an SQL statement with expression that combines the unary positive operator and an aggregate function, such as “select +sum(val) from …”.
38.Added support for national character string literals.
39.Fixed an issue introduced in 10.10.0.28 where the exclusive requirement was removed when dropping #temp tables via a DROP TABLE statement. The exclusive requirement is now, once again, required when dropping #temp tables via a DROP TABLE statement.
40.Fixed a bug in the SQL engine that caused 2237 error when the table name or path contains non-ASCII characters.
41.Fixed an issue where an ORDER BY or DISTINCT could fail if the result set is larger than 4 GB.
42.Fixed a bug in the SQL engine that caused a failure when a precision numeric value was used as the input parameter for the sqrt(), log(), log10, and atan2() scalars.
43.Fixed an issue where REPLACE on an empty unicode field would return 1509
44.Fixed an issue where a 5209 warning could be returned when executing an SQL statement that exceeded ~56k (including the size of parameter data) and the table had an index built with one of the dynamic collations. Both the server and ACE must be updated.
45.Fixed a bug that may course imcomplete execution of the INSERT INTO statement. The bug would happen when the target of the INSERT is a DBF table in a linked data dictionary while the source table is an ADT with the same basename as the target.
46.Fixed a bug where sp_GetSQLStatements could return a percent done greater than 100% or a negative number of seconds until finished.
47.Fixed sp_Reindex to correctly handle encrypted free tables.
48.Modified 64 bit server to have a larger stack limitation to accommodate the increased size of pointer parameters. Some SQL statement that executed successfully with 32 bit server was failing with either server crash or error code 2013.
49.Fixed a bug that resulted in a 5005 error when using the REPLACE scalar with Unicode data.
50.Fixed a bug that could cause server to crash when evaluating large boolean or algebraic expression in SQL statement.
51.Fixed a bug where converting/casting binary data into SQL_WVARCHAR returned truncated resul

28/Junho/2013

Advantage Database Server 11.10.0.10 Service Update released including support for Delphi XE 4.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage Database Server
This Service Update of the Advantage Database Server addresses the following issues:
1.Implemented auto-creation of table and index files when the table is referenced on a linked data dictionary.
2.Fixed a bug that prevented column/field property being read even though permission to the table had been granted to the DB:Public.
3.Fixed bug that caused incorrect data being returned when the data stored in the table is encoded in one of the OEM code pages.
4.Fixed issue where an online pack of a view or temporary table could cause an internal server error.
5.Fixed a bug that caused 9016 error being logged and crash dump being generated by the server when a client connected using TCP protocol is disconnected abnormally.
6.Fixed a bug in the server that could cause a 9111 error if a memo exceeding 64K was inserted into an FTS indexed memo field in an SQL statement while a transaction was active.
7.Fixed a bug that could result in a failed online restore of a database if a table that was the parent in an RI relationship had a name exceeding 40 characters in length.
8.Fixed a bug that would cause auto-creation of index file with dynamic VFP collation to fail.
9.Fixed an issue with alter and online pack where the new table would be fragmented if it had a memo file.
10.Fixed a bug that could cause server crash when dynamic AOF is enabled and there are AOF involving Unicode characters.
11.Fixed a crash when dealing with ADT tables that have a large number of fields.
12.Fixed an issue where an FTS index in a non-compound index can cause an internal error in the server.
13.Fixed a bug that could cause 30XX error being returned from AdsBuildRawKey100() when the ADS_GET_PARTIAL_FULL_KEY_LENGTH option is used.
14.Fixed an issue where the server could crash when disconnecting a client.
15.Fixed a bug that caused Advantage Database Server to count two connections from the same terminal services session as two different users when mixing pre 11.x clients and 11.x clients.
16.Fixed a bug that caused a 5133 error when retrieving views created by older (v6.1 and older) versions of Advantage.
17.Fixed a 3111 error when setting an AOF that on a timestamp field of the following form field = ”.
18.Fixed a bug that could data dictionary corruption on a failed ALTER TABLE or AdsRestructureTable.
19.Fixed a bug that caused 9124 error being logged by the server and crash dump being generated when restructuring OEM encoded DBF table that uses non-ASCII characters in the field name.
20.Fixed a bug in the server that caused ALTER ONLINE to not rename memo files correctly if the altered table contained a memo file and the original did not.
21.Fixed a bug in the server that could result in a 9124 error when handling files with more than 2,147,483,647 records.
22.Fix a bug in the online data dictionary restore operation that caused the memo block size of tables to not be maintained.
23.Fixed a bug in the server that could cause a server crash when using the R&R report writer with a corrupt table.
24.Fix a bug that could result in a server crash when performing an AppendFrom operation from a Clipper client when using non-compound index files.
25.Fixed a bug that can cause 9058 error when mixing transaction command in SQL and ACE API.
26.Fixed a bug that caused erroneous 2154 error being returned when executing a SQL statement that has parameter enclosed in parenthesis.
27.Fixed a bug that caused SQL statement to fail if there was a sub-select in the statement and the sub-select used explicit join condition that referenced table column in the parent query.
28.Fixed a server crash when an SQL statement of the follwoing form is ran SELECT * FROM test WHERE field1 = field2 AND field2 = 1 + 2;
29.Fixed a 5132 error that could be returned from system.functions.
30.Fixed a 2138 error NO_DATAFOUND when executing a MERGE statement that contained an empty sub-query in the ON clause.
31.Fixed startup script for Linux server to improve compatibility with certain Novell Linux distributions.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage Data Architect (ARC)
This Service Update of the Advantage Data Architect (ARC) addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug in ARC that resulted in 5125 errors when attempting to change the AES encryption type in the Data Dictionary properties dialog.
2.Fixed an issue that caused ARC Import functionality produce an AE_INVALID_FIELDDEF (5012) error when the source table contained numeric fields of certain lengths.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage .NET Data Provider
This Service Update of the Advantage .NET Data Provider addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue where the SKIP operator could return the error “The given key was not present in the dictionary”

11.10.0.10 – Advantage Client Engine (ACE)
This Service Update of the Advantage Client Engine (ACE) addresses the following issues:
1.Updated the Advantage Client Engine to allow data dictionaries to be used with R&R ReportWorks.
2.Fixed an issue that caused AdsGetVersionInfo to return incorrect minor version numbers.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage JDBC Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage JDBC Driver addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed a bug that caused 5403 error being reported by the JDBC driver after preparing and executing an SQL script that resulted in a cursor.
2.Fixed a bug that caused preparedStatement to return exception with message “Error message not available. Please check Advantage error guide.” when the statement to be prepared resulted in a static cursor.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage ODBC Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage ODBC Driver addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue with the 64-bit ODBC driver that could cause the application to crash.
2.Fixed a problem with the 64bit ODBC driver that can crash the client application.
3.Fixed a bug in ODBC that would cause Unicode data in parameters to be treated as ASNI text.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage TDataSet Descendant
This Service Update of the Advantage TDataSet Descendant addresses the following issues:
1.Added Support for Delphi XE 4
2.Changed the handling of VFP timestamp fields to always round to the nearest second for consistency with Visual FoxPro.
3.Fixed an issue that would cause TAdsQuery.VerifySQL to return spurious syntax errors when the SQL text contained lines beginning with the ‘[‘ character.
4.Fixed an issue that may lead to an unhandled exception in the TDataSet Switch utility.
5.Fixed an inconsistency in the Delphi TAdsTable.FindNearest method. When AdsPreserveSpaces is false (the default), FindNearest will now locate records with NULL values when an empty string is provided as one of the seek values.
6.Fixed an issue that led to an “Unrecognized DateFormat” error when changing TAdsSettings.DateFormat in some versions of Lazarus.
7.Added support for Delphi XE4.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage Visual Objects Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage Visual Objects Driver addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue with the Vulcan.NET driver where clearing the top or bottom scope could cause an exception if no scope was previously set.
2.Fixed an issue where the VO SQL RDD could take a long time to open a query that resulted in a static cursor.

11.10.0.10 – Advantage Web Platform
This Service Update of the Advantage Web Platform addresses the following issues:
1.Fixed an issue with the ADS web administrator utility in which table headers and bodies may not be aligned if a vertical scrollbar was needed to display the information.
2.Fixed an issue with the ADS web administrator utility where checked rows of the active queries page would be lost on automatic data refresh of the page.

21/Dezembro/2012

The Advantage Database Server 10.10.0.44 Service Update is available.
10.10.0.44 includes support for Delphi XE3 and Visual Studio 2012.

Advantage Delphi Components
– Added Support for Delphi XE3

Advantage .NET Data Provider
– Added Support for Visual Studio 2012

06/Dezembro/2012

Advantage Database Server 11.1 (11.10.0.1)

ADS 11.1 Includes:
Support for Latest Development Environments
Delphi XE3 Support
Visual Studio 12 Support

New Platform Support
Support has been added for:
Windows Server 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2011
Windows 8

Security Enhancements
Several security enhancements were implemented to improve checks of incoming packet data, prevent DLL injection attacks, perform buffer validation, etc.

New System Procedure
The procedure sp_GetTableSizeInfo was added to be able to return information about physical table and memo files. See sp_GetTableSizeInfo in the Help File for details.

SQL Engine Enhancements
Enhancement has been made in the SQL engine to reduce recursion in expression parsing and evaluation. The changes greatly expand the size of the expressions that the SQL engine can evaluate without causing the “recursion depth error”, and improve the speed of evaluating some large SQL expressions.

New Server Configuration Setting
The configuration setting Check_Free_Table_Access has been added to restrict free table access through data dictionary connections on a server wide basis.

Entity Framework Update
Added support for the .Skip() operator to the .NET Entity Framework Provider.

New UTC Timestamp Scalar and Expression Engine Function
Added CURRENT_TIMESTAMP_UTC() SQL scalar and NOW_UTC() expression engine function that returns a timestamp value of the current date and time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is the time zone of London England and widely used by applications that share time data across time zones.

New __rootdd Server-Side Alias
Added a system alias called __rootdd that resolves to the root dictionary path. This allows applications to connect to the root dictionary without knowing the actual path. As with any server-side alias, it also allows applications to connect to the root dictionary without having to expose the root dictionary with a network share. See server-side aliases for more information.

ExtraConnectString Property Available in Advantage Data Architect
The connection repository in Advantage Data Architect has been updated to expose the TAdsConnection ExtraConnectString property, which allows additional connection string properties to be provided for a connection. As with the other connection properties, this is persisted in the ads.ini file.

Service Updates:

Advantage Database Server
This Service Update of the Advantage Database Server addresses the following issues:
Updated the permissions checking of SERVER:Admin and SERVER:Monitor roles on system procedures called from within user-defined stored procedures. With this change, it is possible, for example, to call sp_mgGetInstallInfo inside a user-defined procedure without the calling user being a member of SERVER:Monitor.
Fix a bug that caused a 9092 error to be returned when executing a stored procedure with varying cursor output that resulted in a live cursor.
Fixed a bug where the detail error message from a failed trigger could be lost.
Updated AdsMgGetLockOwner, sp_mgGetLockOwner, sp_mgGetTableUsers, and sp_mgGetIndexUsers to return the Application ID.
Fixed a bug in the server that could result in a 9110 error when evaluating a filter expression.
Improved the error message returned when enabling query logging against a table with an incompatible schema.
Fixed an issue where temporary tables could be created in an incorrect temp path for data dictionary connections.
Fixed a bug that could result in ADT memo corruption when using encrypted free tables inside a transaction.
Fixed a bug in the server that incorrectly resulted in 7058 errors being returned from the server during skip operations in index order.
Fixed an issue where VO AEPs could cause an exception in the GetInterfaceVersion function.
Fixed an issue where 2129 or 2239 may be retured when calling sp_EnableQueryLogging.
Fixed a bug that resulted in a 5005 error when using the REPLACE scalar with Unicode data.
Fixed an issue where a spurious 2229 (ambiguous identifier) error was returned when executing a scripted stored procedure that inserts or updates a table that has column names beginning with the _ (underscore) character.
Fixed an issue that resulted in a 2136 error when executing a stored procedure with an input parameter of the type MONEY.
Fixed a bug that caused a server crash when an invalid SQL statement with a large number of unbalanced open parenthesis was executed.
Fixed an inconsistency that caused VFP EMPTY fields to be returned as NULL when creating a static cursor.

Advantage Client Engine (ACE)
This Service Update of the Advantage Client Engine (ACE) addresses the following issues:
Fixed a bug that caused the SQL Command Line Utiltiy to report an incorrect number of rows affected for DDL statements.
Fixed an issue that could corrupt the stack when a callback registered via AdsRegisterCallbackFunction101 was called.

Advantage Data Architect (ARC)
This Service Update of the Advantage Data Architect (ARC) addresses the following issues:
Fixed an issue where exporting MEMO fields to Excel using ARC would place squares between characters.
Fixed a 7078 error when using the Replicaiton Queue Viewer.
Fixed an issue where the login prompt could be shown off screen if ARC was last opened on a secondary screen and that screen is no longer available.

Advantage Web Platform
This Service Update of the Advantage Web Platform addresses the following issues:
Removed REPLACE scalar functionality from Advantage Web Platform due to security risks.
Fixed Linux installers to place 64-bit shared objects in the correct location for Debian-based Linux distributions (including Ubuntu).

Advantage JDBC Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage JDBC Driver addresses the following issues:
Fixed a bug in the JDBC driver that caused incorrect character data to be returned when the JVM is configured to use a default charset (e.g., file.encoding=UTF-8) that is different from the server’s ANSI encoding.

Advantage TDataSet Descendant
This Service Update of the Advantage TDataSet Descendant addresses the following issues:
Resolved an issue that led to Delphi XE2 and XE3 packages being incorrectly marked as “always build”.
Fixed a bug in the Delphi components that prevented CHAR and VARCHAR field types over 32K in length from being read correctly.
Fixed a bug in the Delphi components that caused a 5005 error to be returned when setting a filter with a length greater than 64K.
Fixed an issue that led to an “Unable to find the component class ‘TAdsStringField’..” error in Lazarus.
Added Support for Delphi XE3.
Fixed in issue in the TAdsEvent Component that could lead to an Access Violation in 32-bit applications.

Advantage TDataSet Switch Utility
This Service Update of the Advantage TDataSet Switch Utility addresses the following issues:
Improved TDataSet Switcher handling of 64-bit libraries for 64-bit capable Delphi IDEs.

Advantage ODBC Driver
This Service Update of the Advantage ODBC Driver addresses the following issues:
Fixed a potential exception when using the 64-bit ODBC Administrator to add a new Advantage DSN on Windows 8.

24/Outubro/2012

Em uma ação histórica, a Procuradoria Geral do Estado dos EUA tomou medidas legais contra um exportador que usava programas/softwares ilegais para reduzir seus custos operacionais e minar a concorrência. Em 18 de outubro, a Procuradora Martha Coakley, do estado de Massachusetts, exerceu sua autoridade aplicando a lei de concorrência desleal ao exigir que uma empresa processadora de frutos do mar da Tailândia usasse ativos licenciados de TI em suas operações comerciais.

O fato de a Procuradoria Geral de Massachusetts ter tomado uma medida legal direta contra uma empresa do outro lado do planeta mostra a necessidade das empresas licenciarem seus ativos de TI. As empresas brasileiras e suas cadeias de fornecedores devem estar atentas e conformes com a lei americana de concorrência desleal para evitar problemas em suas operações nos EUA e garantirem vantagem competitiva para ampliarem seus negócios no exterior.

Esse movimento contra empresas infratoras pode ser uma grande oportunidade para o Brasil, por ser o país com menor taxa de pirataria entre os países emergentes: 53%, enquanto a China chega a ter 77%.Com base nisso, a ABES lançou no início deste ano a campanha “Exporte Legal” www.exportelegal.com.br em parceria com o ETCO – Instituto Brasileiro de Ética Concorrência, com o MBC – Movimento Brasil Competitivo e com o CNCP – Conselho Nacional de Combate a Pirataria, com o objetivo de alertar e incentivar que os empresários brasileiros assumam a responsabilidade por sua TI, por meio do licenciamento adequado.

A ABES, recomenda enfaticamente, que seus associados compartilhem este alerta sobre esse importante acontecimento com seus parceiros e clientes para que os mesmos possam tomar as medidas e precauções necessárias, assegurando que os programas de software utilizados estejam em conformidade legal, evitando assim que sofram as consequências decorrentes do uso de software pirata ou licenciamento incorreto.

Mais informações no site www.exportelegal.com.br.

Atenciosamente,

Gerson Schmitt
Presidente
ABES – Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Software

11/Outubro/2012

 

Attivio, creator of the award-winning Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) has secured $34 million in growth capital. The round is led by new funding from Oak Investment Partners and renewed commitment from initial investors, Per-Olof Söderberg and Tenth Avenue Holdings. Attivio will use the infusion of growth capital to expand its sales and marketing efforts, bring AIE to new global markets, more deeply penetrate core vertical segments and accelerate product research and development. Additionally, Oak general partner Ifty Ahmed has joined Attivio’s board of directors.

“Attivio is the only company answering both the ‘what’ and ‘why’ big data and analytics questions that swirl unanswered in board rooms, war rooms, data centers, support centers and cubicles around the world,” said Ifty Ahmed, general partner at Oak Investment Partners. “We believe Attivio’s approach to unified information access and its patented technology differentiators and superior security capabilities deliver previously unimaginable insight and performance. This information is key to unlocking answers for the financial, life sciences, government, manufacturing, retail and e-business markets.”

Founded in 2007, Attivio quickly advanced from a privately backed start-up to a thriving business, driving more than 100 percent revenue growth each year. Over the last five years the company:

Developed and launched AIE, the first unified information access (UIA) platform for integrating, correlating and analyzing structured, unstructured and semi-structured information
Won business with several of the world’s largest financial institutions as well as customers faced with information management challenges across life sciences, government, military, law enforcement, telecommunications and e-business
Received a patent for its unique method of joining multiple content and data sources so companies can develop new analysis methods that span information silos, and gain insight that would be missed by legacy systems
Attracted more than a dozen awards and accolades from leading authorities, such as Gartner’s Cool Vendors in BI and Performance Management; IDC’s Innovative Information Access Companies to Watch; Information Management’s 40 Companies to Watch; the eContent Magazine 100; and KMWorld’s Promise Award, followed in 2011 with induction into the publication’s Hall of Fame
Built a robust partner ecosystem that includes technology leaders such as Cloudera, Informatica, IntraLinks, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, QlikView and Verdasys

“Attivio is in business to solve complex problems that were previously unsolvable. We crave these types of challenges and look for them in our customers,” said Ali Riaz, CEO of Attivio. “After five years of building a powerful technology foundation, world-class team and extensive partner network, we are poised to take our momentum to even greater levels. This new round of financing supports our continued growth and broadens the network that helps bring our disruptive, game-changing technology to the global marketplace.”

The Raine Group served as Attivio’s advisor during the financing process.

About Attivio
Attivio’s Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) redefines the business impact of our customers’ information assets, so they can quickly seize opportunities, solve critical challenges and fulfill their strategic vision.

Attivio integrates and correlates disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content in ways never before possible. Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and big data tools to reveal insight that matters, through the access method that best suits each user’s technical skills and priorities. Please visit us at www.attivio.com.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

About Oak Investment Partners
Oak Investment Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm and a lead investor in the next generation of enduring growth companies. Since 1978, the firm has invested $9 billion in nearly 500 companies around the world, earning the trust of entrepreneurs with a senior team that delivers steady guidance, deep domain expertise and a consistent investment philosophy. The firm’s five major growth sectors of focus are information technology, internet and consumer, financial services technology, healthcare services and clean energy. For more information, visit www.oakvc.com.

27/Setembro/2012

 

Comunicado de liberação da atualização 11.0.0.1 dos servidores ADS. Conheça os problemas corrigidos, informados no texto em inglês a seguir:

This Service Update of the Advantage Database Server addresses the following issues:

– Fixed a bug that caused crash dump being generated on the server when disconnecting a client. The problem surfaces after updating a table on a data dictionary link that has both trigger and RI.

– Fix a bug that caused 9092 error being returned when executing a stored procedure with varying cursor output that resulted in a live cursor, and the DD is configured to check user permissions.

– Fixed a bug where detail error message from failed trigger may be lost.

– Fixed an issue where 2129 or 2239 may be retured when calling sp_EnableQueryLogging and passing a value to the OPTIONS input directly.

– Fixed a bug in the REPLACE scalar when working with Unicode data.

– Fixed an issue where spurious 2229 “ambiguous identifier” error is returned when executing a scripted stored procedure that inserts or updates to table that has column names begin with the _ (underscore) character.

– Fixed a bug that could cause server to crash when evaluating large boolean or algebraic expression in SQL statement.

– Fixed a bug where converting/casting binary data into SQL_WVARCHAR returned truncated result.

– Updated the permissions checking of SERVER:Admin and SERVER:Monitor permissions on system procedures used inside user-defined stored procedures. With this change, it is possible, for example, to call sp_mgGetInstallInfo inside a user-defined procedure without the calling user being a member of SERVER:Monitor.

17/Julho/2012

São Paulo, 17 de Julho de 2012

 

Nosso fornecedor Sybase, an SAP Company, acaba de comunicar o lançamento da versão 11 do Advantage Database Server (ADS).

O ADS 11 introduz muitas novas funcionalidades para ajudar o desenvolvimento e gerenciamento de aplicativos Advantage, juntamente com diversos novos métodos de acesso aos dados, como manutenção de tabelas online, Administrador Web Advantage (administrar o ADS a partir de qualquer browser), e da Plataforma Web Advantage que permite acesso sem cliente ao ADS através de qualquer dispositivo em qualquer plataforma, incluindo (dispositivos móveis, tablets, Macintosh etc.) Para obter uma lista completa dos novos recursos confira o que há de novo no whitepaper Novidades do Advantage Database Server 11, disponível no site da ReNet.

Conheça mais sobre o ADS 11 em renet.com.br ou em advantagedatabase.com.br

 

AVISO IMPORTANTE PARA USUÁRIOS ADVANTAGE VERSÕES 9.x E 8.x
Com o lançamento do ADS 11 a versão 9.x foi classificada como não suportada (somente upgrade disponível).
A versão 8.x foi descontinuada (upgrade não disponível).

09/Maio/2012

 

Changing Current User Password Now Requires Existing Password
The default behavior for changing current user password has been changed to require existing user password. A new system stored procedure, sp_ChangeCurrentUserPassword, is provided to facilitate this this new behavior. This change in behavior provides additional security to user accounts. For backward compatibility, a new user property is available to return the user account to the pre-version 11.0 behavior.

The % character is now considered to be a special character in SQL engine
The % character is now the modulo operator in the SQL engine. If an identifier, such as table name or column name, contains the % character, the identifier must now be delimited with either double quotes or square brackets in the SQL statement.

The _ character is no longer allowed to be the leading character for stored procedure input parameter name
The _ (underscore) character was not allowed as the leading character of the name of declared variable, however, the input parameters of stored procedure were allowed to have the leading underscore for the names. In version 11, when creating new stored procedure, the leading underscore will no longer be allowed in the input parameter names. Existing stored procedure with such input parameter names will still function correctly except when the names are _errcode, _errclass, or _errtext. If the stored procedure has input parameters named _errcode, _errclass, or _errtext, an error will be returned when trying to execute the stored procedure.

Changes to System Procedures
sp_GetSQLStatements now requires DB:Admin membership and only retrieves statements for the current dictionary.
sp_mgKillUser and AdsMgKillUser now require DB:Admin or SERVER:Admin membership.

09/Maio/2012

 

Online Table Maintenance
Added the capability to perform the following maintenance operations while a table is in use by one or more clients. Prior to ADS v11, it was necessary to open a table exclusively (thus disallowing any other use of the table) during the operation. See Online Table Maintenance.
Online Pack – remove deleted records from a table while it is in use
Online Reindex – rebuild a table’s indexes while it is in use
Online Alter – change a table’s structure while it is in use (Add, delete, modify fields)

Advantage Web Platform
The Advantage Web Platform is a web service that allows “client-less” access to Advantage data from any device, platform, or development environment that can make Internet (HTTP) calls. This includes but is not limited to devices such as desktop/laptops, mobile phones, PDAs, and tablets. It allows access from any current operating system including previously unsupported systems such as Mac OS and Android because no Advantage client is required. The Advantage Web Platform extends your application development opportunities and opens up endless possibilities to access Advantage from many different types of architectures, hardware, and business scenarios.
The Advantage Web Platform is a web service built on the standard OData web protocol to access data (www.odata.org). The OData standard, follows RESTful principles, and allows you to build web applications that can run in limitless scenarios. You can write one application that can run equally well on an iPhone, Android, or a Windows or Mac desktop machine.

New SQL Scalar Functions
The following scalar functions are now supported: LastRowID, StartsWith, EndsWith and SubstringOf.

Stored Procedures with Varying Output
SQL script stored procedures were enhanced with the capability to return the last SELECT or EXECUTE PROCEDURE statement in the script as the output of the stored procedure. This allows a stored procedure to return cursors (including live cursors) having a varying structure from call to call. See Create Procedure.

Improved Stored Procedure & Trigger Input Parameters
It is now easier to reference input parameters in the stored procedure script. The input parameters may now be referenced as _paramX, _paramY, etc. where paramX and paramY are the actual name of the stored procedure inputs.
Trigger __new cursors are automatically declared and can be accessed directly without a FETCH.

New SQL Operator
The modulo operator, %, is now supported.

New Database Roles
New database roles SERVER:Admin and SERVER:Monitor have been added.

Root Dictionary
Advantage now supports a root dictionary. The root dictionary allows better control over security when using the Advantage Web Administrator Utility. System procedures through the Advantage Web Platform can only be run when connected to the root dictionary. Some of the changes include:
sp_mgKillUser now requires DB:Admin or SERVER:Admin membership. Also, you must be connected to a dictionary to kill users on that dictionary.
sp_mgKillUser allows a wild card (using an asterisk) to be given as the user name when run by a SERVER:Admin member on the root dictionary.
sp_GetSQLStatements now requires DB:Admin membership and, with remote server, retrieves statements only from the current dictionary.

New System Variables
Added new system variables ::conn.OSUserLoginName, ::conn.ClientHostName, ::conn.NetworkAddress, ::conn.IsRoot, and ::conn.TerminalClientAddress.

New System Procedures
The following system procedures have been added:
sp_PackTableOnline
sp_PackAllTablesOnline
sp_ReindexOnline
sp_ChangeCurrentUserPassword
sp_mgGetCrashDumpInfo
sp_GetLinks
sp_GetQueryLoggingResults
sp_mgGetErrorLog
sp_DeleteReplicationEntry
sp_GetReplicationEntryDetails
sp_TestReplicationConnection

Explicit Date, Time, and Timestamp Literals
Added support for explicit date, time and timestamp literals.

Binary Literals
Support for binary literals.

Transaction Logs > 4GB
The transaction processing system has been updated to support transactions that result in writing more than 4GB of data to the transaction log file.

Support for SQL Intermediate Files > 4GB
SQL statements that produce intermediate files (for sorting, grouping, etc.) exceeding 4GB are now supported.

Improved Checks for Corrupt Memo Files
Improved the Memo and BLOB handling logic for the Advantage proprietary memo format (.adm) to more reliably detect memo corruption.

Reserve Connections for LAN or Web Platform Usage
Users connecting to Advantage through the Advantage Web Platform are counted as separate users. To prevent the possibility of all Advantage user connections being taken up by traditional fully connected applications and leaving none available for web applications, Advantage now allows the total user count to be partitioned into two categories. The user count can be divided between users for traditional connected applications and Advantage Web Platform applications.

Connection Pooling
Connection pooling has been added to the Advantage Client Engine. The Advantage Web Platform uses pooling to provide high performance connection capability. This functionality is also available to your own applications through the AdsConnect101 API.

Restore Database NoWarnings Option
The system procedure sp_RestoreDatabase now recognizes the option “NoWarnings”. This option turns off the logging of messages to the error log when tables are automatically created during an online restore operation. Without this option, informational entries (5168, 7041, and system code 2) are logged when a restore operation creates a table.

FIPS-Enabled Server AES encryption Enhancements
Improved error codes when old clients connect to FIPS-enabled servers.
Adsbackup utility updated to support FIPS and SSL settings and be able to use connection string options.
Client updates to support FIPS and SSL settings.
Simplified specification of SSL certificate where no path is necessary if certificate is in same folder as ADS. See TLS Key File.

64-bit Delphi Support
Advantage now supports Delphi’s 64-bit cross-compiler. This means that Delphi can now be used to build and debug 64-bit binaries. Moreover, this also allows AEPs and Triggers written in Delphi to be used with 64-bit versions of Advantage Database Server.

Delphi XE2 Support
Added support for Delphi XE2, including support for the Windows 64-bit cross-compiler.

Locate Enhancements
Updated the TAdsQuery Locate method to give precedence to the index implicitly set by an ORDER BY clause if one exists.

Delay Load ACE in Delphi
Updated the Advantage Delphi Components to use delayed loading of the Advantage Client Engine. This means that an Advantage-enabled application can load and run without loading any Advantage DLLs until it first uses them. This provides the opportunity to run initialization code before loading the Advantage DLLs or to run in certain scenarios (such as non-Advantage functionality) without ever loading or needing the DLLs.

New TAdsConnection Options
The TAdsConnection component now supports an ExtraConnectString property which, when set, will be appended to the end of the automatically-generated Connection String and passed to AdsConnect101. This allows the user to specify settings like the DateFormat, Decimals, and Epoch on a per-connection basis. This can reduce the need to rely on global options set via the AdsSettings component.
New DateFormat option sets the date format for a specific connection.

VO SQL Parameters
Added support to use parameters with AdsSQLServer objects in VO. Allows specifying parameters in initial query execution as well as changing parameters and refreshing an open AdsSQLServer object.

Python/Django Support
Added the Advantage Python Driver to provide database access from the Python environment to Advanta

03/Maio/2012

 

A atualização 9.10.0.35 do Advantage Database Server 9.1 é a última desta versão, que encerrará seu ciclo de vida em 17/08/2012.

Strategic Move to Accelerate the Reach of SAP® Solutions across Mobile Platforms,
Help Companies Manage and Analyze Business Information and Processes on Any Device

WALLDORF, Germany and Dublin, California, USA – SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Sybase, Inc., Dublin, California (USA) (NYSE: SY) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase, Inc., in a transaction that will bring the two information technology (IT) leaders together to enable companies to become better-run “unwired enterprises.” As a result of this transaction, customers will be able to better harness today’s explosion of data and deliver information and insight in real time to business consumers wherever they work so they can make faster, more informed decisions. Companies will benefit from greater productivity, speed and agility to help their businesses grow. Under the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, SAP America, Inc., will make an all cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Sybase common stock at $65.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $5.8 billion.

The per share purchase price represents a 44% premium over the three-month average stock price of Sybase. The transaction will be funded from SAP’s cash on hand and a €2.75 billion loan facility arranged and underwritten by Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank.

The Sybase board of directors has unanimously approved the transaction. The closing of the tender offer is conditioned on the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of Sybase’s common stock on a fully diluted basis and clearance by the relevant antitrust authorities.

SAP and Sybase to Benefit from Synergies
Both SAP and Sybase will benefit from synergies across product lines and markets. SAP will accelerate the reach of its solutions across mobile platforms and drive forward the realization of its in-memory computing vision. This will drive higher user adoption of SAP software and unlock significant business value out of existing customer investments. In addition, Sybase’s innovative mobile platform can connect all applications and data (SAP and non-SAP) and enable them on mobile devices. SAP, Sybase and their customers will be able to tap into Sybase’s messaging network to reach 4 billion mobile subscribers through 850+ operator relationships worldwide and engage their consumers via alerts, transactions and promotions on their mobile devices.

For Sybase, SAP in-memory technology will provide the opportunity for dramatic performance improvements to its analytic processing capabilities. Sybase will also be able to bring its complex event processing and analytics expertise, which was built in the financial sector, to customers in other industries, markets and product areas in which SAP has a complementary, strong presence. Finally, Sybase’s core database business will be enhanced by SAP in-memory technology to deliver integrated transactional and analytical capabilities. At the same time, SAP reinforced its dedication to customer choice by stating that it will continue its commitment to supporting leading database vendors.

The synergies between the two companies will also expand opportunities for the SAP and Sybase ecosystems. Software and implementation partners can capture new opportunities by innovating on Sybase’s market-leading mobile platform, which will make it easier to create, deliver and securely manage mobile enterprise applications across major device types.

SAP and Sybase Stronger Together
“With this transaction, SAP will dramatically expand its addressable market by making available its market-leading solutions to hundreds of millions of mobile users, combining the world’s best business software with the world’s most powerful mobile infrastructure platform,” said Bill McDermott, co-CEO of SAP and member of the SAP Executive Board. “This is a game-changing transaction for SAP and Sybase customers, who will be better able to connect their employees with key functionality and information from anywhere and make it easier for companies to make faster, more informed business decisions in real time. With SAP’s customer-centric approach, we are resolute in our commitment to support Sybase customers to be best-run businesses.”

SAP said it will continue to support each organization’s product road map while enhancing products to help customers derive additional value from existing investments. It also stated that both companies’ development organizations would remain intact, with the opportunity to cross-collaborate to increase innovation for customers.

Headquartered in Dublin, California, Sybase delivers a range of solutions to ensure that customer information is securely managed and mobilized to the point of action, including enterprise and mobile databases, middleware, synchronization, encryption and device management software, and mobile messaging services.

“Mobile devices are becoming the preferred interaction point with business applications, whether the user is a factory supervisor, a retail manager or an entrepreneur in a developing nation,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO of SAP and member of the SAP Executive Board. “The combination of SAP and Sybase will give users the option of running their operations from leading mobile devices and will unleash the full power of mobility, including messaging interoperability, content delivery and mobile commerce services, across all companies and roles and in any location. In addition, innovation around Sybase’s established database business will pave the way for ‘real’ real-time analytics and finally remove the decade-old barrier between business applications and business intelligence.”

Sybase to Operate Stand-Alone
The two companies announced that Sybase will operate as a standalone unit under the name “Sybase, an SAP Company.” Sybase’s management team will continue to run the business. The SAP Executive Board plans to propose to the Supervisory Board to appoint the Chairman and CEO of Sybase to SAP’s Executive Board.

“This transaction better positions SAP and Sybase to bring remarkable benefits of mobility and real-time information to our customers’ existing technology investments,” said Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer and member of the SAP executive board in charge of Technology and Innovation. “SAP’s in-memory computing technology is already revolutionizing business analytics and will bring a paradigm shift to enterprise data management for all applications. The in-memory team within SAP will continue its current mission to innovate in-memory technology and these innovations will enable both SAP and Sybase to bring unprecedented value to their customers.”

“This combination is a transformative event in the software industry,” said John Chen, CEO of Sybase, Inc. “SAP’s in-memory technology in combination with Sybase’s database technology will revolutionize how transactional and analytic applications are built, benefiting all businesses. Further, by combining the market leader in enterprise applications with the market leader in enterprise mobility, companies around the world will be able to run their business from many devices. This will drive a new wave of enterprise productivity. The combined SAP/Sybase will be able to provide a software offering that enables companies to transform their businesses in an increasingly data-, consumer- and mobile-centric world.”

Transaction Expected to Be Accretive to SAP’s Earnings per Share on a non-IFRS Basis in 2010 and Beyond
The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2010 and will be immediately accretive to SAP’s earnings per share on a non-IFRS adjusted basis. SAP expects the combination to deliver synergies through both revenue enhancement and the realization of cost efficiencies. Additional details regarding specific product, go-to-market and other integration details will be provided after the transaction is complete.

Tender Offer Details and Disclosure Information
SAP America’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sheffield Acquisition Corp.will promptly commence a tender offer under US securities law for all outstanding shares of Sybase common stock.

The completion of the tender offer and acceptance of Sybase’s shares is conditioned on the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of Sybase’s common stock on a fully diluted basis and the satisfaction of regulatory and other customary conditions. Approval of the transaction by SAP’s stockholders is not required and the transaction is not subject to a financing condition.

Financial Analyst and Media Conference Call
SAP and Sybase senior management will host two conference calls for financial analysts and media to discuss the transaction:

On Wednesday, May 12th, at 11:30 pm CET / 5:30 pm Eastern (Dial in numbers: +49 6958 999 0797 (Germany), +44 20 8515 2302 (UK), +1 480 629-9692 (US), Conference ID: 4301600; Replay numbers: +44 20 7154 2833 (UK), +1 303 590-3030 (US), Access code: 4301600)

On Thursday, May 13th at 8:00 am CET / 2:00 am Eastern (Dial in numbers: +49 69 58 999 0797 (Germany), +44 20 8515 2302 (UK), +1 480 629-9692 (US), Conference ID: 4301586; Replay numbers: +44 20 7154 2833 (UK), +1 303 590-3030 (US), Access code: 4301586)

The calls will be webcast at www.sap.com/investor.

About SYBASE
SYBASE, Inc., Dublin, California (USA) is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Sybase is recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Sybase´s 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 SAP to Acquire Sybase, Inc..

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 97,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visitwww.sap.com.

Additional Information This announcement is neither a
n offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer for the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock described in this announcement has not commenced. At the time the offers are commenced, a subsidiary of SAP AG (“Purchaser”) will file a Schedule TO Tender Offer Statement, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Sybase, Inc. will file a Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, with respect to the offer. The Tender Offer Statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. Those materials and all other documents filed by SAP AG or Purchaser with the SEC will be available at no charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site at www.sec.gov. The Schedule TO Tender Offer Statement and related materials may be obtained for free by directing such requests to SAP AG, Attention: Stefan Gruber, Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16, 69190 Walldorf, Germany , Telephone: +49 6227 744872. The Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement and such other documents may be obtained for free by directing such requests to Sybase, Inc., Attention: Dan Cohen, One Sybase Drive, Dublin, CA 94568, Telephone: +1-925-236-5000.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the parties’ ability to close the transaction and the expected closing date of the transaction, the anticipated benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction, anticipated future combined operations, products and services, and the anticipated role of Sybase, its key executives and its employees within SAP following the closing of the transaction. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the outcome of regulatory reviews of the proposed transaction, the ability of the parties to complete the transaction, the failure to retain key Sybase employees, customer and partner uncertainty regarding the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the failure of SAP and Sybase to achieve the anticipated synergies of the proposed transaction and other risks detailed in Sybase SEC filings, including those discussed in Sybase´s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, which is on file with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website atwww.sec.gov. Sybase is not obligated to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP’s future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including SAP’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Statements regarding the expected date of closing of the tender offer, and expected integration, growth and improved customer service benefits are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties including among others: uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer, the satisfaction of closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals, whether certain industry segments will grow as anticipated, the competitive environment among providers of software solutions, and difficulties encountered in integrating companies and technologies. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.

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Dear Customer:

Sybase is pleased to inform you that on October 26, 2005, we completed our acquisition of Extended Systems, and the company will operate as part of Sybase’s iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary. I want to take a moment to share some thoughts on this exciting new phase of our business.

We believe that bringing together our two companies is the way to provide you with the very best overall technology solution. iAnywhere and Extended Systems have built solid businesses by listening to their customers and making changes that address customers’ evolving requirements. Combining these two companies will give us the opportunity to continue that progression by putting together the strengths of our products and the expertise of our people. We strongly believe you will benefit tremendously from this combination.

We are very excited about the expanded product portfolio that this acquisition represents. iAnywhere is committed to supporting and protecting the significant investments you have made. We are looking forward to working with you to provide our award-winning support and the industry’s leading, most comprehensive mobile and embedded software solutions available.

I wanted to thank you for your business and reiterate our commitment to ensuring your satisfaction. You can expect to receive additional communications from us in the coming weeks and months as we build the next generation of mobile and embedded software solutions. We are eager to answer any questions that you may have. Should you have any concerns or feedback, please contact your account manager or send an email to esimergerquestions@ianywhere.com.

Sincerely,

Terry Stepien
President
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.,
a Sybase subsidiary

Dear Advantage Database Partners and Customers:

On October 26, 2005 the acquisition of Extended Systems Inc. by Sybase, Inc. was successfully completed. Extended Systems is now a member of iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. a Sybase subsidiary. Since the first announcement of this process in late-July, many of you have inquired about the future plans for Advantage Database. I would like to take this opportunity to provide more details regarding the acquisition and our long-term plans.

We are very excited about the opportunities for Advantage. Your current sales, customer service and technical service contacts are still available to assist you as in the past. We expect no changes in day-to-day interaction with our customer relationships, contact methods, or order fulfillment. Please continue to contact and communicate with us as you have in the past. In addition, Advantage Database Server 8.0 is nearing completion- we’re building final installs as this is being written- and will be publicly announced soon. Following Advantage 8.0 we will start design and development for Advantage 8.1, which is currently scheduled for release in early summer 2006.

What can you expect over the long-term? Advantage will now become part of a comprehensive suite of data management, data synchronization and developer tools known as SQL Anywhere. Over the next 2 years, our plan is to offer more technology, product and service options to our partners and customers. You can also expect to see a stronger marketing presence as we leverage the marketing programs and brand image of Sybase and iAnywhere.

Each of these have been objectives of the Advantage team for many years and I’m excited that we will now have the resources and focus to make them happen.

During the acquisition process, the importance of the Advantage business and the relationships we have built with our partners and customers was immediately apparent. It is the quality of these relationships with our partners and customers that have made Advantage the success it is today.

Those of us on the Advantage Database team are excited to move forward into the next phase of our business and are pleased to have you joining us.

Best regards,

Chuck Vertrees

Advantage Database Server

Sybase Completes Acquisition of Extended Systems
Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $71.3 Million

SYNOPSIS: Delivering on its vision of the Unwired Enterprise, Sybase today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Extended Systems, a pioneer in mobile application software for the enterprise. Extended Systems will be integrated into Sybase’s iAnywhere subsidiary.

DUBLIN, Calif. – October 26, 2005 – Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Extended Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile software solutions, in a cash merger with a total diluted equity value of approximately $71.3 million, or $4.460847 per share.

Founded in 1984, Extended Systems brings to Sybase its patented mobile technology, approximately 2,500 global enterprise customers and 2.5 million users. In addition, Extended Systems’ mobile device solutions, including Bluetooth® and infrared wireless technologies, have been incorporated into over 400 distinct mobile device designs by major global device manufacturers – representing millions of Extended Systems-enabled devices in the market. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Extended Systems has 180 employees in North America and Europe.

“With the acquisition of Extended Systems, Sybase’s iAnywhere subsidiary gains a platform for integrating its diverse product set, a deeper European presence and a clear channel to device manufacturers for embedded software sales,” according to a recent Forrester report (Ellen Daley, Carl Zetie and Benjamin Gray, Forrester Research, Aug. 3, 2005).

All transaction closing conditions have been satisfied. Sybase intends to integrate Extended Systems into Sybase’s iAnywhere subsidiary.

“This acquisition positions Sybase with a powerful, end-to-end enterprise information mobility offering that, when combined with our industry-leading mobile database and mobile device management products, enables Sybase to deliver on the benefits of the Unwired Enterprise,” said Chairman, President, and CEO John Chen.

“iAnywhere and Extended Systems have built solid businesses by listening to their customers and proactively addressing their evolving requirements. Combining these two companies will give us the opportunity to continue that progression by putting together the strengths of our products and the expertise of our people,” said Terry Stepien, president of iAnywhere. “iAnywhere is committed to the success of our customers as we deliver the industry’s leading, most comprehensive mobile and embedded software solutions available.”

About Sybase, Inc.
Celebrating 20 years of innovation, Sybase enables the Unwired Enterprise for customers and partners by delivering enterprise and mobile solutions for information management, development and integration. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: https://sybase.com.

About Extended Systems
Extended Systems delivers success at the Point of Action. More than 2,500 companies worldwide use Extended Systems’ frontline management solution to keep information and applications current wherever business takes place-in retail stores and branch offices, at customer sites, and in the field. With Extended Systems’ software solutions, business can see and direct its frontline activities, IT can manage any platform in the field from a browser, and end users can enjoy unparalleled reliability of the solutions on which they depend. To deliver the total solution, Extended Systems partners with global leaders such as Microsoft, HP, and Palm.

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As used in this release, iAnywhere means iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions and Sybase are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Extended Systems is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements concerning the benefits of Sybase’s acquisition of Extended Systems, future growth, and Sybase’s plans following completion of the acquisition are by nature “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include risks regarding employee relations, risks relating to shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability and other risks concerning Sybase, Extended Systems and their respective operations, some of these risks are detailed in filings with the SEC of Sybase, including its most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.