CA to release Open Source version of Ingres

I read in InfoWorld today where CA have announced that they intend to release a version of ingres at LinuxWorld in San Francisco under its own CA Trusted Open Source License (CA-TOSL) next Wednesday.

Tony Gaughan, senior vice president, CA said that this iteration of Ingres, dubbed r3, will outperform Microsoft’s SQL Server database, and is more attractive price-wise because it is open source.

Microsoft have not run any tests against Ingres as they don’t currently see it as a competitor. In any case, migrating from one rdbms to another is not a trivial undertaking so CA’s initial customer base will have to be people starting out on the rdbms route.