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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ingres Targets Software Firms

Database company Ingres is creating a package of its namesake open-source database and a version of Linux, a combination it hopes will appeal to hosted application providers.

Ingres, which was spun off from Computer Associates International last November, is working with rPath, a company that is developing software for assembling and updating hosted software, said Dave Dargo, chief technology officer of Ingres. The rPath software is based on its own distribution of Linux.

The goal of the bundle is to simplify installation and maintenance of applications built on Ingres and make the open-source database an appealing choice for independent software vendors (ISVs) that write custom applications.

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