Feeds

Ingres trades up with NYSE chief

Door opener

Application security programs and practises

Database spin out Ingres has landed the NYSE's technology head to lead worldwide sales and marketing, and head up its development and engineering.

Roger Burkhardt, chief technology officer and executive vice president for the mighty New York Stock Exchange, is joining tiny Ingres as president and chief operating officer. Burkhardt is trading management of a global team of 2,000 for to look over 230 employees.

Ingres, a venture capital-led spin out from CA in November 2005, has operations in California, New York, and Slough, and claims customer implementations in 58 countries.

Ingres chairman and chief executive Terry Garnett said Burkhardt is "uniquely qualified to help Ingres become a dominant force in the rapidly evolving enterprise software market." Garnett will no-doubt hope that Burghardt's presence and his list of potential contacts will help open more than a few doors to Wall St tech shops running on Oracle's database.

Ingres is after a slice of Oracle's business. The company claims compatibility with Oracle, so is trying to persuade users they can easily migrate to Ingres and run mission-critical databases for a fraction of Oracle's licensing and support costs.

Elsewhere in the open source database pond, MySQL named former Check Point Software executive Paul Weinstein as EVP for business development. Weinstein held various business development and alliances positions at Check Point, building relationships with channel partners and driving corporate strategy and is expected to continue this role at MySQL.®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.