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Ingres CEO to Discuss Innovation at Infoworld&aposs Open Source Business Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Burkhardt, president and CEO of Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software, will peer into the future of open source at InfoWorld's Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The 2008 conference will bring together senior business leaders, C-level technical strategists, lawyers, and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies, and profitability for open source software use. This year's conference theme "Putting Open Source to Work" will explore how both traditional and non-traditional open source businesses are achieving benefits. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, March 25 - 26.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ — Roger Burkhardt, president and CEO of Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software, will peer into the future of open source at InfoWorld's Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The 2008 conference will bring together senior business leaders, C-level technical strategists, lawyers, and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies, and profitability for open source software use. This year's conference theme "Putting Open Source to Work" will explore how both traditional and non-traditional open source businesses are achieving benefits. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, March 25 – 26.

Burkhardt is known for his keen grasp of future technology opportunities for organizations across the globe. As the former CTO of the New York Stock Exchange, he led the technology team that introduced electronic trading and made extensive use of open source. Now, as CEO of Ingres, Burkhart lends his expertise to the panel entitled, "The future of Open Source: Exploring the Investments, Innovations, Applications and Threats." The panel is set for 10:30a.m. – 11:20a.m. (PT) on Tuesday, March 25.

"Open Source software continues to redefine the landscape of the software industry and change the rules of the game. As a panelist, I will join others in looking at what are tomorrow's innovations, what are the new applications that will take hold, and where will the biggest threats come from," said Burkhardt. "I look forward to sharing what I have learned as the head of one of the leading open source database companies."

Burkhardt will also participate in a panel entitled, "The State of the Open Source Database Market," scheduled for 3:00p.m. – 3:50p.m. (PT) on Tuesday, March 25. Burkhardt will explore the role of open source databases in a world historically dominated by large, established database vendors, and to what extent the rise of open source database technology will have a disruptive impact on these players.

"Ingres emphasizes the balance of reliability and ease of use, and demonstrates that open source does not mean sacrificing mission-critical capabilities or quality of support," said Burkhardt.

About Ingres Corporation

Ingres Corporation a leading provider of open source database management software. 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 Chris Dale Atomic PR chris@atomicpr.com 415-402-0230

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