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Ingres Executive to Present at Upcoming Scale 6X Women in Open Source Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingres Corporation, a leading Open Source Information Management software and services company, announced today that Emma McGrattan, senior vice president of engineering at Ingres, is a featured speaker at the Scale 6X Women in Open Source (WIOS) conference. The WIOS conference, which aims to promote women and girls in the Open Source world, is scheduled for Friday, February 8th, prior to the 6th Annual Southern California Linux Expo, which will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Feb. 9 - 10.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Ingres Corporation, a leading Open Source Information Management software and services company, announced today that Emma McGrattan, senior vice president of engineering at Ingres, is a featured speaker at the Scale 6X Women in Open Source (WIOS) conference. The WIOS conference, which aims to promote women and girls in the Open Source world, is scheduled for Friday, February 8th, prior to the 6th Annual Southern California Linux Expo, which will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Feb. 9 – 10.

McGrattan's session, entitled "From the Keyboard to the Boardroom and Back Again," runs from 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (PT) and details her rise from a lonely woman engineer who climbed up the management ladder in a male dominated field, and her eventual realization of her real love for writing code and playing with Open Source software.

McGrattan has worked with Ingres since 1992 and is a pillar in the Ingres community, rising through the ranks to occupy a senior leadership position. She started as a porting engineer, working on UNIX code, and is now responsible for the Ingres Emerging Technologies Team which is responsible for such cutting edge technologies as the Ingres Icebreaker family of appliances. She has contributed to Ingres and the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community both in code and in promoting global open source development.

"Having worked very hard to attain the role of senior vice president of engineering, in a male dominated profession, I have realized that I'm actually happiest writing code and evangelizing open source software," said McGrattan. "In my session, I hope to show how I rose through the ranks of software and the lessons I learned when I chose to dive into my first open source project more than 13 years ago. I made my mark by writing new rules and staying true to myself. I hope to inspire other women to do the same."

Never at a loss for words, please find Emma McGrattan's blog, "The View from 25B" at http://blogs.ingres.com/emmamcgrattan/.

About Ingres Corporation

Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source information management services to the enterprise. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres is a leader in software and service innovation, providing the enterprise with proven reliability combined with the value and flexibility of open source. The company's partnerships with leading open source providers further enhance the Ingres value proposition. In particular, Ingres is working with leading business intelligence providers to deliver appliances that combine the benefits of open source with advanced reporting and data analysis capabilities. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres also has major development, sales and support centers throughout the world, supporting thousands of customers in the United States and internationally. For more information, visit http://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.

Sherry Lowe Ingres Corporation Corporate Communications sherry.lowe@ingres.com 650-587-5544 Leigh Anne Varney Varney Business Communication la@varneybusiness.com 415-387-7250

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