Sybase has launched the Sybase Unwired Platform, a new architecture that would be used to deploy mobile applications throughout an enterprise organisation.

The company said at its annual TechWave conference in Las Vegas, that the Sybase Unwired Platform is expected to ship by the end of the third quarter, and will allow IT managers to use a single administrative console to centrally manage, secure and deploy mobile data as well as applications and the actual devices that run the applications.

In addition, Sybase unveiled Afaria 6.0 for mobile device management and security. Also expected to be available at the end of the third quarter, it will feature a local password-recovery feature to help users recover passwords as a way of cutting costs for large businesses that constantly answer password requests.

Sybase also used the conference to announce SQL Anywhere 11, which includes more than 200 new features for the popular database and synchronisation tool, which already has 10 million users. SQL Anywhere 10, the previous version, shipped nearly two years ago, said Mike Paola, director of SQL Anywhere product management.

A free developer edition is available for download, and a five-user service package is available for $599 (£299). The SQL Anywhere product is embedded in servers, desktops, remote office devices and handhelds. One important new feature allows users to do full-text searches, Paola said.

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