Well I am a few months late on the news, but I see that Sybase is now part of SAP.
I spent a number of years as a Sybase developer, and it was kind of sad to see the slow slide against its competitors like Microsoft and Oracle. I’m not sure there is much they can do around Sybase ASE. It has lost most of its foothold in financial markets, but I still have the occasional discussion with recruiters about working with Sybase, one as recently as this week. I avoid all discussion about working with the Sybase 4GL PowerBuilder.
The database advantage that Sybase still has is in the embedded device market, which shows no sign of stagnating.