Ingres database to be available within SUSE Studio
Novell and Ingres have entered into a cooperative agreement under which Ingres database will be available within SUSE Studio as part of the SUSE Appliance Program.
Both companies, Novell and Ingres, will help independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) to build appliances that offer software applications which require an enterprise-class database.
Under the terms of the agreement, Novell and Ingres will jointly support and market the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database to an ecosystem of ISVs who are seeking a simplified appliance infrastructure.
According to Novell, the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database creates a single on-ramp for ISVs to integrate their applications and get to market with a software appliance. The template helps ISVs elimine the burden of managing life-cycle of the operating system or the middleware database component within their appliances.
The companies claim that the collaborative support model ensures certified appliances are supported by both companies with no additional work required by the ISV and the result of the efforts is that an ISV or SI can reduce appliance setup and build times by as much as 80% and sell appliances with a fully-supported, enterprise-class database and operating system.
Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of open platform solutions at Novell, said: 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.
“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.