Ingres for Linux

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2004-05-24 Print this article Print

Meanwhile, Computer Associates Ingres Enterprise Relational Database will be released into the open-source community under this new license, as Ingres for Linux. Ingres supports the Oracle Cluster File System for Linux Cluster Support and IBMs Distributed Lock Manager (OpenDLM) to deliver new clustering functionality—giving customers the ability to achieve scalability and reliability on a low-cost clustering platform, Greenblatt told eWEEK on Monday. CA and JBoss Inc. also plan to create complete solution comprising open-source software that addresses the need for high-performance relational storage in conjunction with J2EE–based Application Servers.
The project with JBoss combines the JBoss Application Server, JBoss Hibernate object-relational query service, and Ingres Enterprise Relational Database to provide customers with a scalable and fully functional platform to build J2EE and Java applications that include object persistence, cache, replication, transactional integrity, and security, Greenblatt said.
JBoss CEO Marc Fleury recently came under fire in the Linux community over some alleged fake messages hyping the company. To read more, click here. On Linux systems the solution includes the open source Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS) for enhanced performance. "We will also be announcing the industrys first open source management technology stack, IJPL [Ingres, Java, Python and Linux], that delivers the speed of Ingres, the power of Java and Python, and the quality of Linux to foster growth and innovation of management software," Greenblatt said. CA is also developing and submitting to open source its Kernel Generalized Event Management instrumentation. KGEM is a generic facility that enables kernel events to be communicated to user applications, Greenblatt said. "KGEM is a new kernel facility that enables management applications to work with Linux in a standardized way. Interfaces for management software can now be built into and shipped with every Linux distribution," he said. Check out eWEEK.coms Linux & Open Source Center at for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.

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Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

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