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Ingres and FRANK Linux Systems to Drive Open Source Technology in Austria

Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, and FRANK Linux Systems, a value added reseller, have entered into a comprehensive distribution partnership for the Austrian market. FRANK Linux Systems will distribute Ingres solutions and services to the specialized trade market in Austria. The agreement with FRANK Linux Systems is a further milestone in the Ingres global partner strategy, with the Austrian market providing excellent open source growth potential.

FRANK Linux Systems is a specialized distributor, based in Austria, with a comprehensive range of open source software solutions. The agreement with Ingres represents a strategic expansion of its product range in the region. As a Red Hat distributor, FRANK Linux Systems and its customers can take advantage of the recently announced Ingres Development Stack for JBoss, which is the first-ever fully pre-assembled bundle that combines Ingres Database with Red Hat’s JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. The Ingres Development Stack for JBoss is available immediately as a 90-day evaluation at http://esd.ingres.com. The Ingres Development Stack for JBoss includes all the components of the Ingres Database and JBoss Developer Studio, offering businesses superlative technologies at a fraction of the cost of proprietary vendors.

“Companies are seeking to implement solutions that not only perform securely and reliably, particularly in mission-critical situations, but which also offer maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness,” said Anita Frank, managing director of business development and marketing, FRANK Linux Systems. “With Ingres, we have found the optimum partner as the database unites all the open source advantages with outstanding performance. This was also confirmed by the latest Gartner analyst report*, which verifies that Ingres Database is best for use in mission-critical applications.”

“Our partners and their end customers are critically important to us because their success is our success,” said Bertram Mandel, vice president, sales and services and managing director, Ingres Germany. “Whether a reseller, specialized distributor, system integrator, or OEM, our partners receive the support they need in order to provide their end customers with a fully flexible, attractive, and sustainable IT solution. We welcome FRANK Linux Solutions into our partner organization and look forward to working with this leading Red Hat distributor. ”

Ingres and FRANK Linux Systems will participate in the upcoming “Red Hat & Ingres Joint Biz” conference scheduled for June 17, 2009 at the Hotel Rathauspark in Vienna. For further information, please visit www.linux-systems.at/joint-stack.

*To view the Gartner report, “Cost Optimization and Open Source DBMSs,” by Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, and published April 29, 2009, please go to http://info.ingres.com/g/?MUPE4SV01S=clicksrc:ingres-hp.

About FRANK Linux Systems

FRANK Linux Systems has been specializing in the distribution of Linux and open source products since 1995. As a specialized distribution company for innovative IT solutions, it offers a comprehensive product portfolio, presales consulting and is also available to answer any queries right through until all operations are up and running. In its Competence Center, the company also offers marketing consultancy, product training, themed workshops, and administration and certification training.

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 business-critical open source solutions at a 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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