Ingres Benefits From Oracle 'Arrogance'
Jun 28, 2009, 21:04 (2 Talkback[s])
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"'They just treat us so poorly, with such disdain and
arrogance,' said Save Mart CIO James Sims in a recent interview. 'I
told them directly: 'We'll do everything we can to not do business
"Instead, Save Mart went with the open-source Ingres database,
which competes with the likes of EnterpriseDB and Sun's MySQL."
"Like other commercial open-source companies, Ingres makes money
by selling support contracts, and presents itself as a more
affordable alternative to buying more licenses for Oracle, IBM DB/2
or other proprietary databases. But it is still tiny in comparison
to the giants, logging just US$68 million in revenue during 2008,
and doesn't yet have the same level of features."