Sybase Inc says it will differentiate its next-generation Adaptive Server database technologies from Oracle and Informix by enabling customers to use the technology anyway they want it. It claims Oracle and Informix solutions tend to enforce a pre- defined model on customers. Adaptive Server Enterprise 11.5 will be announced at IT Forum in New York on September 16. The company will emphasize how the server can be used inside and outside of the company. Key row-level locking (as opposed to page-level locking) won’t be fitted until mid-1998.
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