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Ingres Executives Named to Open Source Boards

Ingres SVP of Engineering Joins Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors; Ingres VP of Product Management Elected to Open Solution

Ingres announced the appointments of Emma McGrattan, senior vice president of engineering at Ingres, to the Eclipse Foundation’s board of directors, and Deb Woods, vice president of product management at Ingres, to the board of directors of the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA). McGrattan and Woods are known figures in the open source community, with the promotion of open source solutions at the heart of what they do each day. The growing adoption of the open source business model worldwide has led to the expansion of open source organizations promoting interoperability such as the OSA and open development platforms like Eclipse.

McGrattan was recently elected to represent the add-in provider community for the Eclipse Foundation’s board of directors. Her involvement with Eclipse started in January 2007, spurred by her discovery of the expansive possibilities enabled by the plug-in architecture and ease of extensibility of Eclipse. Eclipse is an open source community where projects are focused on building an open development platform and is known especially for its multi-language Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

“The Eclipse add-in providers are an important constituency of the Eclipse community and I look forward to representing their interests on the Eclipse board,” said McGrattan. “Since delivering our first integrated Eclipse and Ingres solution a year ago, Ingres has provided the enterprise developer with a superlative development and deployment platform for business critical applications. This is further validated by a recent independent research report on Eclipse adoption that shows Ingres Corp is now the top-ranked open source database company for awareness in the Eclipse community.”

Woods was recently named to the board of directors of the OSA. She has been actively involved in the open source community for nearly a decade. Through her involvement previously with Red Hat, and now Ingres, she has participated in creating enterprise class open source solutions which the OSA develops and promotes. The OSA is a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open solutions.

“The OSA is instrumental in changing mindsets about the usability and reliability of open solutions and in promoting collaboration between enterprise class open solutions, a goal that is at the core of the business of Ingres,” said Woods. “Ingres has built integrated, 100 percent open source stacks using the appliance model and we believe this work makes us a natural fit with the OSA. I am looking forward to further strengthening our collaboration with the OSA and leading the way to the global adoption of open source solutions.”

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