Ingres Positioned as a Challenger: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems


Company Has Innovative Technology, Strong User Base, and Growing Momentum

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — February 8, 2011 Ingres Corporation, creators of Vectorwise, a breakthrough database for interactive reporting and business intelligence, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the ‘Challengers’ Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.

“We are delighted with our position in the Magic Quadrant’s Challenger Quadrant, said Terry Garnet, CEO for Ingres. “We feel it is recognition by Gartner of the value we are delivering to our clients using Ingres technologies and services. Our position reflects the unique combination of both the Ingres and the groundbreaking Vectorwise databases. The combination delivers new possibilities for companies to cost effectively manage their business applications while being able to analyse the resultant data at the speed of thought.”

Vectorwise is a breakthrough database designed for interactive reporting and business intelligence, and provides customers with future generation database capabilities including vector processing on commodity hardware, and eliminates the need to build aggregators or cubes. These features enable companies to increase their speed to insight, but also to do more with far less hardware investment. Our Clients and Partners report Vectorwise delivers 10x -70x performance gains. The company has experienced significant growth with customers in financial services and data-driven Internet companies. Ingres expects that to continue through 2011 as more companies recognize the value of speeding time to analytics and business intelligence.

At the same time, Ingres Database continues to expand its 10,000+ customer footprint through partnerships with important industry vendors such as Red Hat, Business Objects, Jaspersoft and Pentaho, while signing significant deals with customers including countries of Hungary and Jordan among others.

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About Ingres Corporation

Ingres develops and markets the leading open source enterprise-grade relational database and a breakthrough analytic database, Vectorwise, designed to support the growing need for analytics and business intelligence. Delivering on its promise of continued innovation, Vectorwise delivers performance improvements of up to 70X that of comparable databases without the traditional overhead, and is suitable for enterprises and as an embedded database for ISVs and SaaS providers. Vectorwise is quickly becoming a leader in big data management and data analysis for data-driven companies. More information is available at

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