Sybase PowerDesigner 15 Upgrades Modeling for SOA Agility

Late this month, Sybase Inc. will ship Sybase PowerDesigner 15, its upgraded all-in-one modeling and design product to bring more automation to alignment of IT and business processes, especially for SOA and BPM projects.

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Late this month, Sybase Inc. will ship Sybase PowerDesigner 15, its upgraded all-in-one modeling and design product to bring more automation to alignment of IT and business processes, especially for SOA and BPM projects.

The upgrade will improve business and IT alignment through its Link and Synch technology.

PowerDesigner 15 provides a modeling and metadata management tool used to align IT and business goals for meeting regulatory compliance and migrating to modern architectures such as service-oriented architectures (SOA), and helps reduce overall costs and system redundancies.

While alignment between IT and business has been a constant mantra in enterprise computing, business units are often unable to easily access or leverage data and business processes with other business units.

Sybase's 'Link & Synch' technology creates stronger alignment between business and IT by providing tools for design visualization, impact analysis and change management, according to PowerDesigner 15 documentation. As a result, PowerDesigner 15 lets businesses share information among all departments, helping enterprises more quickly respond to change. As a result, enterprises become more agile, reflect the goals of multiple business units, and meet regulatory and compliance standards, Sybase execs said.

"The rise of Enterprise Architecture is proof that organizations need to manage the impact of changes in competition, technology and regulations across their enterprise," said Dan Lahl, director of Intelligent Enterprise for Sybase, in a statement. :PowerDesigner 15's unique Link and Synch technology provides organizations the ability to implement an enterprise architecture solution from start to finish, removing business and metadata silos and increasing business agility," he added.

PowerDesigner 15 includes these features:

  • User Profiles to help standardize the look and feel of models and support standards across the enterprise.
  • Dependency Matrices to help visualize and edit links between any kinds of objects, even if they are in different kinds of models.
  • Customizable Display Preferences to customize display preferences for extended objects and the objects of the new Enterprise Architecture Model (EAM).

  • Business Process Modeling, which includes links to simulation with BPMN support

  • Data Modeling to support multi-level conceptual, logical, physical and warehouse data modeling, with support for modern techniques like Java, XML and Web services in the database, with IE and IDEF1/x notation
  • ETL, EII and Replication Modeling to document all stages of data movement for any implementation strategy
  • Enterprise Modeling to provide comprehensive 'Link and Synch' technology for metadata management and complete project-wide and enterprise-wide impact analysis.


  • PowerDesigner 15 works with UML, XML, BPMN, ebXML, and BPEL4WS, and also includes enterprise repository support and a convenient set of project and framework matrices to work with multiple interconnected models and other files. Plug-in are available for Eclipse, PowerBuilder and Visual Studio.

    PowerDesigner 15 is scheduled to be available on October 31. Prices range from $7,495 to $11,495 per developer seat.



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