Sybase 12 supports Java and XML. There is also some new features in system configuration part and security part, and something else. My understanding - the biggest change is that it improved its ability in e-Business field. Please take a look at http://www.sybase.com/products/databaseservers/ase .
As for the price, you still need to look at their website. Different software of different platform has different price.
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