Ingres to Highlight New Geospatial Technology

Ingres Director of Development, Andrew Ross, to Speak at Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 2009 Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 21, 2009 — Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, announced today that Andrew Ross, director of development at Ingres, will highlight new geospatial technology at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) 2009 Conference this week in Sydney, Australia. Ross will give a presentation titled “Rearranging the Landscape of Spatial Database Technology” at the Parkside Auditorium on Thursday, October 22 at 1:30 p.m. (AEDT). To register for the event, please go to

Attendees of Ross’ session on spatial database technology will learn how Ingres has added enhanced support for geospatial data and view highlights of ongoing geospatial research and development. Ingres geospatial capabilities provide an excellent option for managing map data and offer a platform for developing applications that are aware of location. In addition, Ross will discuss innovations in database technology that will positively impact how geospatial data is managed.

“Geospatial technology is on a steady path of integration into main stream information technology and mobile applications,” said Ross. “Ingres Database implements open standards and shares high quality open source components from the OSGeo ecosystem. The Ingres Geospatial project offers a great combination of community based development, focused R&D, and a company backing the technology.”

The international FOSS4G 2009 Conference showcases the technologies, standards, case studies, and geospatial trends up-heaving today’s IT industry. For more details on how Ingres is entering the geospatial field, please visit our community site at

About Ingres Corporation

Ingres is the leading open source database management company. We are the world’s second largest open source company and the pioneer of the New Economics of IT, providing open source solutions at dramatically reduced cost than proprietary software vendors. As a leader in The New Economics of IT, Ingres delivers low cost and accelerated innovation to more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

Ingres is a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.


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