SpagoBI and Ingres combine technologies to strengthen Open Source Business Intelligence offering

Date: March 25, 2008

Engineering and Ingres announce a technological partnership to collaborate in providing open source solutions and services

OSBC, San Francisco, CA, USA - March 25th, 2008 – Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy's leading IT services company and Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software, announced today the completion of a technological partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, SpagoBI and Ingres have certified each other's products in order to strengthen their open source business intelligence solutions at the enterprise level.

Besides satisfying the traditional analysis requirements (reporting, multidimensional analysis - OLAP -, dashboard, data mining, free inquiry) SpagoBI develops original modules specifically oriented to support collaboration between users and the enrichment of information (geo-referenced analysis, graphical presentation, analytical dossier, free notes). With its modular approach and with open standard adoption, users can create a flexible and practical business intelligence platform that meets their specific needs.

"This partnership opens new perspectives for both Ingres and SpagoBI" said Grazia Cazzin, SpagoBI team leader "By using SpagoBI, users of Ingres will increase their OS stack with a certified environment. On the other side, Ingres could be a new opportunity for SpagoBI's users who want to evaluate and adopt a strong open source database. Collaboration in certifying the shared environment is just the first step".

"This collaboration will go beyond enforcing Engineering's role in promoting and supporting open source solutions in the Italian and wider European markets and will extend to the database domain", stated Gabriele Ruffatti, Architectures & Consulting Director in Engineering's Research & Innovation Division.

"Ingres is pleased to partner with Spago BI to collaborate on new open source services and solutions for business intelligence" said Fred Gallagher, vice president of business development for Ingres. "The combination of our mission critical, open source database along with SpagoBI's expertise in business intelligence make this a win-win for both companies and our joint customers. We look forward to working further with the SpagoBI team to deliver ongoing value to our customers."



About Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Founded in 1980, Engineering Group is the first Italian system integrator with a complete offering along the entire software supply chain: consulting, outsourcing, projects and proprietary solutions in all vertical markets. Counting about 6,500 resources, 35 branch offices in EU (Italy, Ireland and Belgium) and a global capacity in 24 countries of developing IT projects for its major clients, Engineering can count on a Research & Innovation Division of about 200 resources. In 2005-2008, the company planned more than 50 million euro of investments in research and development activities, taking part in all major European projects of software engineering, playing a primary role within international enterprises groupings. Through the Architecture and Consulting unit, Engineering participates to the definition of innovative architectural solutions for the public administration, finance and large companies and operates as an active player in the open source software arena. For more information, visit www.eng.it.


About Ingres Corporation
Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source database management software. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres is a leaderin software and service innovation, providing the enterprise with proven reliability combined with the value and flexibility of open source. The company's partnerships with leading open source providers further enhance Ingres value proposition. In particular, Ingres is working with leadingbusiness intelligence providers to deliver appliances that combine thebenefits of open source with advanced reporting and data analysis capabilities. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres also has major development, sales and support centers throughout the world, supporting thousands of customers in the United States and internationally. For more information, visit www.ingres.com.

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