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Posted Feb 9, 2006

Is Ingres a viable alternative to Oracle for SAP users?

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From SearchOracle.com]

Database professionals don't think much of one venture capitalist's plan to market the open source Ingres database management system to SAP users who may not want to pay for all of Oracle's "bells and whistles."

Responding to a recent SearchSAP.com column that looked at the Computer Associates (CA) decision to spin off Ingres to ex-Oracle executive Terry Garnett's venture capitalist firm, database administrators (DBAs) said the notion that an open source system could one day unseat Oracle as the number-one back end for SAP enterprise resource planning software is impractical at best.

The article continues at http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid41_gci1165451,00.html

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