Ingres Initiates Partnership With BEA

BEA Workshop Studio 3.1 is designed to enable developers to build

applications on Ingres

Jun 19, 2006, 01:00 ET from Ingres Corporation

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingres Corporation, the
 leading business open source database company, today announced it has
 initiated a partnership with BEA Systems, Inc. with the common goal of
 dramatically lowering costs and increasing flexibility by providing a
 proven, open source alternative for enterprise service-oriented
 architecture (SOA) development. As a result of the partnership, BEA
 Workshop Studio is designed to include support for Ingres 2006, the latest
 release of the enterprise open source relational database.
     With its award-winning, professional-level developer tools for the open
 source Eclipse development environment, BEA Workshop Studio 3.1 is designed
 to help developers easily tap into Ingres for enterprise projects by simply
 downloading the free trial version of Ingres 2006.
     BEA Workshop Studio is designed to automatically recognize Ingres, so
 that developers can begin using the full power of the database tools, and
 the comprehensive EJB3 O/R Mapping Studio, while accessing new or existing
 Ingres data sources. Enterprise customers using BEA Workshop Studio can
 further simplify the development process by incorporating mainframe and
 commercial data stores using Ingres/Net, Enterprise Access and EDBC.
     "BEA's unique blended development model is designed to help enable
 customers to choose the best mix of open source and commercial software for
 their needs, while minimizing integration and testing headaches," said Bill
 Roth, vice president of the BEA Workshop Business Unit. "With Ingres, we
 can allow customers to incorporate existing enterprise data into SOA."
     With this announcement, BEA and Ingres are agreeing to provide Ingres
 partners and more than 10,000 existing customers worldwide with an on-ramp
 to SOA-style solutions.
     "BEA and Ingres share the goal of increasing developer productivity,
 lowering costs and providing customers and partners with choice," said Dev
 Mukherjee, senior vice president of Business Development at Ingres.
     BEA Workshop Studio 3.1 with Ingres support is immediately available
 and can be downloaded at .
 Ingres 2006 can be downloaded at .
     About Ingres
     Ingres Corporation is the leading Business Open Source software
 company, created in November 2005 as part of a partnership between CA
 (NYSE:   CA) and Garnett & Helfrich Capital. Based on more than 25 years of
 technology investment, Ingres Corporation offers a product family of
 enterprise-class, highly scalable databases and tools that are currently
 being used by more than 10,000 major global customers and partners.
 Ingres's database technology is also embedded in a large number of major
 third-party software offerings including CA's primary product offerings
 Unicenter and eTrust. Ingres Corporation is based in Redwood City,
 California, and has major development, sales and support centers in
 Islandia, Long Island, and Slough, England, and supports customer
 implementations in more than 58 countries around the world. Additional
 information is available at or 650-587-5500.
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking,
 including the statements regarding the plans, goals, completion,
 implementation, benefits, and details of the relationship between BEA and
 Ingres Corporation ("Global Partner"); the development efforts, and other
 goals related to this relationship; and the features and benefits of BEA's
 and Global Partner's BEA Workshop 3.0 and Ingres 2006 products and such
 products ability to lower costs, increase flexibility, eliminate the need
 to migrate underlying production databases, incorporate mainframe and
 commercial data stores in order to goal of increase developer productivity.
 Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any
 forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause
 results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen
 technical difficulties related to the development and optimization BEA's or
 Global Partner's products; the timing of additional investments of
 resources by BEA and Global Partner related to any joint initiatives; and
 any software errors related to BEA's or Global Partner's products or the
 integration thereof. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set
 forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2006 as filed with
 the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time
 with the SEC. The forward- looking statements contained in this release are
 made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to
 update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ
 materially from those projected in such statements.
     NOTE: 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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