| data tools platform project
Eclipse Foundation and Sybase Announce
SYNOPSIS: Top-level Eclipse Project addresses the common need
for data tooling infrastructure and the desire to extend the offerings
in new and innovative ways
OTTAWA and DUBLIN, Calif. - August 29, 2005 - The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the development of a universal development platform, and Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced approval of the new Data Tools Platform (DTP) project proposal. Submitted by Sybase in February, the DTP project will provide a comprehensive set of data management frameworks and a representative suite of data management tools, which are essential for data centric application development.
"The DTP Project will be an enabling technology - the platform upon which more extensive data management products will be built," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Sybase is a recognized leader in data management and data tooling, and the Eclipse community will benefit greatly from its leadership on the new Data Tools Platform Project."
The DTP Project recognizes both the common need for data tooling infrastructure and the desire to extend the offerings in new and innovative ways. Initially the DTP Project will contain the following three projects, and emphasize relational data sources and structures:
"Sybase has been involved with Eclipse since early 2002 and is fully committed to it as a framework," said David Tong, vice president of engineering, Sybase. "We are excited about the Data Tools Platform Project and how it will allow developers to stay ahead of the curve by enabling real-world development across a host of mixed software and hardware environments."
Additional members of the Project Management Committee on the DTP project
include IBM and Actuate. For more information on the Eclipse DTP project,
please visit: http://www.eclipse.org/datatools.
"Actuate is pleased to be participating in the Data Tools Platform
project, both in terms of assisting in the management of it and by donating
code to provide the basis of the Open Data Access (ODA) capability in
the Connectivity project," said Mark Coggins, senior vice president
of engineering at Actuate Corporation. "We look forward to leveraging
a number of DTP capabilities in the Business Intelligence and Reporting
Tools (BIRT) project, particularly SQL modeling and editing."
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