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Sybase Releases PowerDesigner 12.5 with Enhanced Metadata Management

Sybase, Inc. has announced the availability of PowerDesigner12.5, a modeling and design solution for enterprises that need to build or re-engineer business applications quickly, cost-effectively and consistently. Supporting more than 60 databases and leading development environments including Sybase Workspace, Sybase PowerBuilder, Java, the Eclipse open source development environment, and Microsoft Visual Studio, Sybase PowerDesigner combines business process modeling with unified modeling language (UML) and data modeling to make possible open, cross-platform information architectures that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere.

This newest release of Sybase PowerDesigner uniquely adds the ability to include metadata from Extract Transform and Load (ETL) and data federation (EII) tools with database models ensuring more complete impact analysis of changes to the information architecture as well as better documentation support. Sybase PowerDesigner 12.5 also includes complete UML 2.0 support and makes migrating from Computer Associates (CA) ERwin data modeling solution easier by supporting the latest releases of the CA product.

"There is an increased necessity in the enterprise for managing metadata through modeling to ensure adaptability, reduce redundancy, and achieve initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)," said Raj Nathan, chief marketing officer, Sybase. .

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