"Ingres was one of the mainstream relational databases till it
was bought by Computer Associates in 1994. Now, it is making a
comeback as an open source option, having been purchased by a
private equity firm, Garnett & Helfrich Capital. CA retains a
20% stake in the new Ingres Corporation, which was officially
launched in November 2005, coincidentally on the same day Microsoft
released SQL Server 2005.
"'A lot of people thought the company had disappeared but CA
continued to invest in the technology and made some smart and well
thought-through investments, adding high-performance features,'
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