Engineering and Ingres release a new open source analytical platform for the development of enterprise level applications

Date: December 10, 2009

SpagoBI/Ingres Analytical Platform has been released, as a new bundle OSBI solution.

Rome and Redwood City CA (USA), December 10th 2009 – The collaboration between Engineering, leading provider of IT services, and Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT , has brought to a new bundle enterprise solution for Business Intelligence projects, which is entirely open source.

The bundle integrates SpagoBI 2.2, the first free/open source solution, able to meet the analytical requirements which are typical of modern decisional systems, and the latest version of Ingres Database, the leading open source database that helps organizations develop and manage business critical applications at an affordable cost.

The bundle offers to everyone the opportunity to quickly start their own projects, thanks to its single applicative ready-to-use environment and to the set of pre-defined analytical documents, which cover the typical use cases of business intelligence projects.

Its wide range of analytical engines, the organic and harmonious vision of the BI platform as well as the robustness and excellence of Ingres databases make this solutions particularly suitable to complex BI projects.

The bundle is released as a totally open source version, downloadable from the OW2 Consortium forge: http://forge.ow2.org/projects/initiativebi/. Users can also subscribe to a fee-paying service which adds a guaranteed support service, supplied by Engineering’s SpagoBI project team and Ingres.

SpagoBI/Ingres Analytical Platform is the result of the collaboration started within the OW2 BI Initiative (http://www.ow2.org/view/BusinessIntelligence/), between Engineering and Ingres, both members of the international OW2 Consortium (www.ow2.org).

"Engineering and Ingres create value for the users by leveraging partnership opportunities within the OW2 business ecosystem." says Cedric Thomas, OW2 Consortium CEO. "This announcement is a clear demonstration of open source leadership by two of our most prominent members." he adds.



Engineering Group
Engineering Group is the major Italian player in IT design, outsourcing, product and consulting services on all vertical markets, with more than 6,000 people and 37 offices in Italy, Ireland, Belgium and Latin America. Engineering Group has one of the largest Research & Innovation departments, relying on 250 researchers. The Business Intelligence and Open Source Competence Center is part of the Research & Innovation Department, which manages the SpagoWorld Initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago. Visit www.eng.it and www.spagoworld.org

Ingres Corporation
Ingres is the leading open source database management company. We are the world’s second largest open source company and the pioneer of the New Economics of IT, providing open source solutions at dramatically reduced cost than proprietary software vendors. As a leader in The New Economics of IT, Ingres delivers low cost and accelerated innovation to more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

OW2 Consortium
Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code middleware and generic applications and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts over one hundred technology projects, including Acceleo, ASM, Bonita, eXo Platorm, Funambol, JOnAS, Lomboz, Orbeon Forms, PetALS, SpagoBI and XWiki. Visit www.ow2.org.



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