[News] Ingres chief Looks at GNU/Linux and Openbravo Embraces Ubuntu Linux

[News] Ingres chief Looks at GNU/Linux and Openbravo Embraces Ubuntu Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:27:02

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Q&A: Ingres chief executive Roger Burkhardt

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| We looked at Linux and we could customise it to meet our needs. We could also
| get good support from vendors. The good news is that, when you do research
| for open source, you can easily try it out and get very good information
| about the product from the community behind it. All the feedback from the
| users is out in the community for all to see, so you never have to rely on a
| sales person who is just going to tell you what you want to hear. You can
| actually interact with other users in the community, and validate what is
| really there.


Openbravo Broadens Support for Ubuntu with Commercial Open Source ERP Package

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| Openbravo has announced the release of a new integrated business management
| solution, built on top of Ubuntu Server Edition, which is fully supported by
| Openbravo and its partner network. Openbravo is the leading developer of
| web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale
| (POS) solutions for businesses, while Canonical is the commercial sponsor of
| Ubuntu, which is rapidly becoming a very popular server platform choice for
| businesses across the globe.



Open source Database Breakthrough: 10-80 times faster

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| The Ingres VectorWise project team has worked with Intel to evaluate database
| performance on the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based platform. To
| date, the results of the project have demonstrated dramatic cost and
| performance capabilities as evidenced by nearly 80 fold speed up on a query
| modelled after the Q1 query of TPC-H3 suite on the Intel Xeon processor.


A Breakthrough in Database Technology

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| The core innovations in VectorWise are the work, primarily, of two CWI
| researchers, Peter Boncz and Marcin Zukowski. They set out to produce a
| 100-fold improvement in database performance. Ingres engineers 18 months ago
| came upon their research, called the X100 Project. Says Burkhardt: e saw we
| could collaborate with them to take an academic project and make it
| commercial. `----


Massive but Agile: next-gen databases prepare for battle

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| Ingres for one has just announced a project with VectorWise, a spin off from
| the database research team at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica of Amsterdam, a
| research institute in mathematics and computer science. With backing from
| Intel, Ingres and VectorWise are attempting to build a database engine that
| derives an increased quotient of its power from modern hardware processor and
| storage performance.


Ingres aims to exploit modern CPUs

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| Ingres has announced it is working with VectorWise to improve database
| performance through fully exploiting the capabilities of modern CPUs. They
| are planning to create Ingres/VectorWise, a new product which incorporates