dbAnywhere works in conjunction with Java development tools, such as Symantec's Caf?, or Microsoft's J++. It generates a run-time data access engine that allows Java developers to write to a single API and access multiple databases. The dbAnywhere code runs only on client machines, not server systems, simplifying maintenance and application deployment.
dbAnywhere is in beta testing. A preview version can be downloaded from Symantec's Web site. Pricing and a final ship date have not been announced.