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[September 22, 2008]

Ingres Joins the OW2 Consortium

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & PARIS --(Business Wire)-- Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software and support services, announced today that it is joining the OW2 Consortium. Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code middleware and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem.


"Joining OW2 is a great opportunity for Ingres to continue sharing development and innovation with the open source community," said Roger Burkhardt, president and CEO of Ingres. "OW2 hosts some one hundred technology projects, including our partner, SpagoBI. We are pleased to be a Corporate Member of this dynamic open source organization."

"Ingres represents a new opportunity for OW2 and specifically for SpagoBI users who want to evaluate and adopt a strong open source database," said Gabriele Ruffatti, architectures and consulting director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, and lead of the OW2 BI Initiative.

Earlier this year Ingres and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy's leading IT services company, announced the completion of a technological partnership by which SpagoBI and Ingres have certified each other's products in order to strengthen their open source business intelligence (BI) solutions at the enterprise level.

"Ingres open source technology offers new perspectives to the OW2 BI Initiative and to all our members," said Cedric Thomas, CEO of OW2 "We are extremely proud to welcome Ingres as a new Corporate Member."

"By joining the OW2 Consortium Ingres commits to collaborate with the OW2 open source community to further the innovations being made in distributed middleware," said Emma McGrattan, senior vice president of engineering for Ingres, who will address the Technology Council at the OW2 quarterly meeting on September 24.

About OW2

Founded in January 2007 OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code middleware and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology Projects, including Acceleo, ASM, Bonita, eXo Platorm, Funambol, JOnAS, Lomboz, PEtALS, Orbeon Forms, SpagoBI and Xwiki. Visit www.ow2.org.

About Ingres Corporation

Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source database management software and support services. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres is a leader in software and service innovation, providing the enterprise with proven reliability combined with the value and flexibility of open source. The company's partnerships with leading open source providers further enhance the Ingres value proposition. In particular, Ingres is working with leading business intelligence providers to deliver appliances that combine the benefits of open source with advanced reporting and data analysis capabilities. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres also has major development, sales, and support centers throughout the world, supporting thousands of customers in the United States and internationally. For more information, visit www.ingres.com.

Ingres is a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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