Sybase SA has announced the availability of Sybase PowerDesigner 12.5, an all-in-one modeling and design solution for enterprises that need to build or re-engineer business applications quickly, cost-effectively and consistently.

Sybase PowerDesigner supports 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," says Sybase SA's GM, Johan Reynders.
"This newest release of Sybase PowerDesigner 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," he explains.
Sybase PowerDesigner 12.5 also includes complete UML 2.0 support and makes migrating from Computer Associates (CA) ERwin data modeling solution even 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)," says Raj Nathan, chief marketing officer at Sybase.  "With this release of PowerDesigner we continue to extend our leadership position in the data modeling market by providing a robust enterprise modeling tool that manages business, technical, and information metadata."
Gartner Dataquest says that Sybase is the worldwide market share leader in application development database design software for 2006 based on total software revenue, reaching 35,4% of market share.