ISLANDIA, N.Y., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Associates
International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced the availability of Ingres r3
under the CA Trusted Open Source License (CATOSL). The release enables the
open source community to review and submit modifications to the Ingres r3 code
line for possible inclusion in the general availability version, scheduled for
September 30, 2004.
This marks the first time a major enterprise software vendor has
collaborated directly with the open source community to deliver enterprise-
class database technology.
CATOSL is a derivative of the common public license that is available from
http://opensource.org and is Open Source Initiative (OSI) compliant. Software
developers can incorporate Ingres into their own solutions as long as the
Ingres source code is made available in accordance with CATOSL. CA will
provide support for Ingres r3, including indemnification, as an added cost
Developers and other parties can download Ingres r3 today at
http://ca.com/opensource. This site also provides technical and support
information for Ingres and CA's other open source projects. Contributors can
submit their modifications to the project at this site.
"Ingres r3 has exceeded our expectations throughout the beta testing --
providing powerful new functionality on the Linux platform while preserving
our existing application investments," said Shaf Rahman, group technical
director at ICLP, a global marketing services agency with offices in seven
countries. "The innovation that CA is fostering with the open source
community will take Ingres to new heights, creating an even more
sophisticated, powerful and adaptable open source database."
Ingres r3 is a powerful, proven database platform that offers customers
superlative performance, scalability and manageability. New features include:
-- High Availability Clusters for maintaining uninterrupted performance
in the event of a failure of one database or server node within a
-- Scalable Database Clusters that enable customers to use Linux and
commodity hardware to achieve 24x7x365 availability with unmatched
-- Table partitioning and indexing designed to meet the demands of Very
Large Database implementations.
-- Parallel query processing, which provides unrivaled scalability by
dividing individual queries into components that can be executed in
parallel across all available resources.
-- On-line table and index reorganization, which supports 24x7
availability by allowing database table maintenance to be performed
while the database remains online and in production.
-- The ability to fully exploit 64-bit environments -- including improved
query execution, addressability of 64-bit file systems and 64-bit
database cache enablement.
-- Comprehensive support for global business data sources under Unicode,
a uniform, fixed-width, encoded character set.
Ingres can seamlessly integrate with other applications and data in a
heterogeneous environment. This is of particular significance as Linux
becomes more prevalent in enterprise IT environments and can become important
in the event of a business merger or acquisition. Its ease-of-integration
also allows it to be used with a wide range of application development tools.
Ingres is especially well suited for embedded applications, thanks to
industry-standard connectivity options that allow developers to work within a
J2EE framework, a .NET environment or both.
CA Technology Services is offering a wide range of customizable education
courses and services, both on-site and remote, to help customers take
advantage of Ingres r3.
"The tens of thousands of customers who depend on Ingres technology to run
their business can now leverage the vast resources of the open source
development community as well as CA's own R&D," said Tony Gaughan, senior vice
president of development at CA. "Releasing Ingres into open source
underscores CA's vision to embrace the open source paradigm to best serve the
interests of our customers."
This release fulfills CA's commitment at caworld 2004 in May to deliver
Ingres to the community under CATOSL within 90 days. Ingres r3 will also be
available on Windows, UNIX and OpenVMS.
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