Ingres breaks the ice with new open source database


Ingres breaks the ice with new open source database

Antony Savvas

Ingres has announced availability of Ingres Icebreaker, an open source integrated enterprise-class database and operating system that is designed to lower the cost and complexity of system maintenance and support.

Ingres Icebreaker is designed to be a self-contained software stack. It includes only those parts of an operating system that are relevant for its use as a database appliance, reducing complexity and making more efficient use of resources.

Ingres said additional benefits include ease of installation, with the database and OS installed in a single step.

Lower cost of ownership through the open source model is also promised, and database administrators can quickly deploy database services that are easily accessible through standard APIs.

Emma McGrattan, senior vice president of engineering at Ingres, said, "Ingres Icebreaker brings together the power of business open source software with the economic benefits of a single, integrated software package.” 

Ingres Icebreaker runs on any x86-compatible, 32-bit capable, server hardware appropriate for Linux. 

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