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Ingres Benefits From Oracle 'Arrogance'

Jun 28, 2009, 21:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Kanaracus)

"'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 with you.'"

"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."

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