Novell expands SUSE appliance program with Ingres

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Novell and Ingres Corporation today announced the Ingres database is available within SUSE Studio as part of the SUSE Appliance Program.


Both companies have entered into a cooperative agreement to make it easier and more cost-effective for independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) to build appliances that deliver business critical software applications which require an enterprise-class database.

As part of the agreement, Novell and Ingres would jointly support and market the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database to a large ecosystem of ISVs who are seeking a simplified appliance infrastructure.

The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database creates a single, seamless on-ramp for ISVs to integrate their applications and quickly get to market with a software appliance. This template enables ISVs to focus on their core businesses by eliminating the burden of managing the life-cycle of the operating system or the middleware database component within their appliances, said a press release.


“By leveraging the SUSE Studio appliance build tool and go-to-market support offered by the SUSE Appliance Program, Ingres has a unique opportunity to expand its market reach and increase revenue,” said Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell.

He added that Ingres has taken this opportunity one step further by integrating its database technology with SUSE Studio and making it easier for SIs and ISVs who need an enterprise-class database to build an Ingres based software appliance within SUSE Studio.

Roger Burkhardt, CEO, Ingres said, “Using SUSE Studio enabled us to quickly build the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database. We look forward to working with the many ISVs who will boost profit margins, reduce setup costs and drive down the cost of support as a result of our joint efforts.”

The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database is available now within SUSE Studio Online.