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 http://workshopstudio.bea.com/downloadNitroX.do . Ingres 2006 can be downloaded at http://www.ingres.com/products/Prod_Download_Portal.html . 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 www.ingres.com 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. 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