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SAP AG (SAP: Quote) announced plans to acquire Syclo, a provider of enterprise mobile applications and technologies. The company noted that Syclo's solutions will become part of the SAP mobile solution portfolio, and Syclo's employees will join SAP. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.

In a separate press release, SAP outlined its new database and mobile strategies. At a press conference in San Francisco, Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology & Innovation, outlined the full integration of Sybase and unveiled the company's vision for the SAP real-time data platform, comprising the SAP HANA platform, Sybase data management offerings and SAP solutions for enterprise information management or EIM.

SAP provided road map details and areas of strategic and investment of its database portfolio to increase its database market leadership by 2015.

SAP also announced General availability of the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse component powered by SAP HANA; General availability of SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) as a database option for SAP Business Suite applications Plans to launch a US$155 million venture fund for startups to build on the new platform and a US$337 million incentive program for customers to move to SAP HANA.

In addition, SAP AG announced agreements with Adobe, Appcelerator and Sencha to provide users with an open mobile apps development framework for efficiently and cost-effectively developing on the company's mobile platform.

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