CA released their Ingres Db into Open Source and offers $1 Million to the Open Source Community for Ingres migration toolkit development. See http://www3.ca.com/Press/PressRelease.asp?CID=61597 and http://www3.ca.com/Press/PressRelease.asp?CID=61619
Anyone interested in porting Compiere to Ingres ?
Migrating an OS project like Compiere would certainly get CA's attention.
Maybe we can borrow some ideas from Fyracle (Firebird - Oracle mode). See http://www.janus-software.com/fb_fyracle.html
Ingres is comparable to Oracle in terms of functionalities. I downloaded Ingress source and feel the technologies of Ingres is similar to Oracle (I am a long terms Oracle developer). We could work together, get Jorge involved too, to talk with CA and fund the project to port Compiere to Ingress.
This looks like a great opportunity for Compiere. Since this is a new topic (Compiere+Ingres), I did some Googling and from what I've read the Open Source community as a whole seems to agree that Compiere could greatly benefit from participating in this project. So whats the deal? Has the Compiere team commented on this project? While Compiere friendly databases are emerging, I will give careful consideration to which database I entrust my business' financial data to. We are all waiting for Open Source database alternatives, MySQL and ProstreSQL ports would be great, I'm not preferential as long as the database is mature. Why not go for the prize?
Here's some exiting news from the Ingres front : someone claims to have developed a (Linux-based) PL/SQL engine which works with Ingres.
For more information, follow the link : http://www.dbforums.com/t1038884.html
I've also found the following additional links :
According to their website, the target release date of the engine will be around 02/01/2005.
For those who can't wait that long (and maybe want to participate in CA's contest), the OSS project SibylSQL (from the same author) also includes this engine.
See http://sourceforge.net/projects/sibylsql/ and http://freshmeat.net/projects/sibylsql/
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