REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(’s Open Source Conference (OSCON) in Portland, Oregon. OSCON 2008 brings together over 2,500 open source developers, hackers, experts, IT managers, and users to champion the cause of open principles and open source adoption across the computing industry. OSCON will take place July 21 - 25 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.)--Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software and support services, announced today that Bill Maimone, senior vice president of worldwide engineering, will discuss what lies ahead for open source database management systems at this year
“Companies can either accept the expense and “lock-in”
Industry analysts predict that the open source database market will continue to grow during the next 5 years, exceeding $1 billion by 2012. This predicted growth is second only to operating systems in the open source market. Maimone has more than twenty years of experience in database architecture management and is a leading authority in the field. Maimone joined Ingres from Oracle, a proprietary database vendor, and offers a unique perspective on the exciting opportunities that open source offers. He will share his thoughts with other leaders of the database world on Thursday, July 24, from 1:45 p.m. -2:30 p.m. (PT).
“Organizations will need to make a defining choice in the next 10 years,” said Maimone. “Companies can either accept the expense and “lock-in” of proprietary vendors, or take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and freedom of open source. Open source offers opportunities for innovation and adaptability that are unmatched in the closed-source realm and makes open source increasingly attractive for organizations of all types.”
In addition, Christine Normile, senior product manager at Ingres, will lead two Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions at the 2008 event. Normile will head a discussion on “Open Source Community Development in the Public Sector” from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. This discussion addresses the paradox of the significant growth in the use of open source in the public sector with surviving myths about lack of reliability and security holes in open source software.
“With a significant customer base in the public sector, Ingres has a unique perspective about what it takes to convince governments about the reliability of open source databases,” said Normile, “I look forward to sharing experiences and dispelling the myths around the adoption of open source in government, education and other arenas.”
Normile leads a BOF session on “Standards in Open Source” on Wednesday, July 23, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This session will focus on open source development and is geared for those concerned with how standards should be applied to open source applications and development.
About Ingres Corporation
Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source database management software and support services. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres is a leader in 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 the Ingres value proposition. In particular, Ingres is working with leading business intelligence providers to deliver appliances that combine the benefits 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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