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Sybase, Digital form alliance

Computer networking giants to merge client-server software technologies.

Sybase has formed an alliance with Digital Equipment that will integrate the two companies' client-server software technologies, according to Reuters news service.

Under the agreement, Digital reportedly will sell and integrate Sybase database, connectivity, and systems management products separately or along with Digital hardware and networking products. Digital will provide systems integration expertise and full services to both companies' customers.

The companies have not disclosed financial terms of the agreement.

Sybase, which provides client-server and Internet software and services, focuses on the online transaction processing, data warehousing, mass deployment, and online electronic commerce markets. Digital Equipment is a worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software, and services.