CA Releases Ingres Into Open Source

Community is Invited to Participate in Shaping Future

Of Enterprise-Class Database

Aug 04, 2004, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    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 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  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
         cluster configuration.
      -- 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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