Ingres Joins Forces with Business Objects to Deliver Enterprise-Grade Business Intelligence to Mid-Market Companies


Open Source Model Provides Users with a Cost-Effective All-in-One Business Intelligence Solution to Gain a Competitive Edge

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15 / / -- Ingres Corporation, the leading open source information management company for enterprise applications, today announced a strategic relationship with Business Objects, the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, in which Ingres will integrate its enterprise-grade open source database with the BusinessObjects Edge Series. The packaged integration will provide mid-market companies with a powerful BI solution and significant cost savings. These solutions will be offered in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan in 12 languages.

"Ingres has worked closely with Business Objects to deliver performance, compatibility, and an integrated installation to ensure our customers' success right out the gate," said Fred Gallagher, vice president of business development at Ingres. "The combination of our mission-critical, open source database with the feature-rich Edge Series platform results in a strong, yet simplified and easy-to-deploy BI solution."

"This integration is exciting news for our solution providers and customers in the mid-market who have been looking for the benefits of an enterprise-grade, open source database," said Todd Rowe, vice president and general manager, worldwide mid-market business at Business Objects. "Together, Business Objects and Ingres will offer flexible and affordable BI solutions with the mission-critical strength and reliability that mid-size companies are seeking. We look forward to working further with the Ingres team to deliver immediate and ongoing value to our customers."

BI Demand in the Mid-Market

While widely accepted as a mission-critical component for large enterprises, BI now has become critical to a successful growth strategy for mid-market companies. These companies -- firms with less than $1 billion in revenue or fewer than 1,000 employees -- realize that they can no longer afford to run their business on spreadsheets if they want to compete in the global economy.

Underscoring this demand, a recent Gartner Group survey conducted at the Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit 2007 in May found that BI applications topped the list of the "Top Ten Technology Priorities," for Mid-Market CIO's for two years in a row displacing security enhancement tools. metrics2.com/blog/2007/02/15/top_10_business_and_technology_priorit ies_in_2007.html

About Business Objects

Business Objects has been a pioneer in business intelligence (BI) since the dawn of the category. Today, as the world's leading BI software company, Business Objects transforms the way the world works through intelligent information. The company helps illuminate understanding and decision-making at more than 44,000 organizations around the globe. Through a combination of innovative technology, global consulting and education services, and the industry's strongest and most diverse partner network, Business Objects enables companies of all sizes to make transformative business decisions based on intelligent, accurate, and timely information.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif. and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at http://www.businessobjects.com/

The Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, Intelligent Question, and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Ingres

Ingres Corporation is the leading Open Source Information Management software and services 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 currently being used by major global customers and partners. Ingres's database technology also is embedded in a large number of major third-party software offerings including CA's primary product offerings -- Unicenter and eTrust. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres also 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. For more information, visit www.ingres.com/

Ingres is a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation, and Project Icebreaker is a trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

Additional information is available at www.ingres.com/ or (650) 587-5500.

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