The City of Schwabisch Hall’s Open Source Based Automated Backup Solution Ensures Strong Performance at a Cost Effective Price

AMSTERDAM, May 18, 2010 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — (BrainShare EMEA) — Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, announced today that the city of Schwabisch Hall has chosen an SEP AG-developed backup solution for the automatic backup of all its data, including data from dozens of integrated Ingres databases. SEP AG relied on an Ingres Database template within SUSE Studio from Novell to develop the automated application. Ingres and SEP AG are attending Novell BrainShare EMEA in Amsterdam this week to talk more about the solution and how companies can leverage open source concepts to maximize profits. For more information about Novell BrainShare EMEA in Amsterdam, please visit

The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database creates a single, seamless on-ramp for ISVs to integrate their applications and quickly get to market with a software appliance. This template enables ISVs to focus on their core businesses by eliminating the burden of managing the life-cycle of the operating system or the middleware database component within their appliances. A collaborative support model ensures certified appliances are supported by both companies with no additional work required by SEP AG. The result is that SEP AG was able to significantly reduce appliance setup and build times and more cost-effectively sell appliances with a fully-supported, enterprise-class database and operating system.

The city of Schwabisch Hall uses more than 40 Ingres databases for its council information system and the management of its historical collection. SEP AG built a mission-critical application to automatically back up and copy the information stored in these databases while offering additional features such as checkpoint backup and disaster recovery. SEP AG used SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 from Novell, Ingres Database, and the backup server SEP sesam 3.6 to create a complete, easy-to-install solution.

“The city of Schwabisch Hall has been a long believer in the unique advantages of open source based solutions and has already put that belief into practice. There were two decisive factors for us – the enterprise capability of the open source solutions and a professional and reliable support system,” explained Horst Brauner, EDP coordinator of the city of Schwabisch Hall. “In this case, both criteria were met in full – not to mention the fact that we also benefit from the strategic alliance in the open source arena. We welcome this move by Ingres using Novell solutions, and we look forward to working with many more ISVs like SEP who provide their end customers with innovative, high-performance and cost-effective solutions.”

The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for the Ingres Database is now available in SUSE Studio Online. SUSE Studio Online is available at For more information on the SUSE Appliance Program, visit For more information on how Novell is working with Ingres, visit

About SEP
SEP, headquartered in Weyarn near Munich, specializes in storage management and network-wide data security and availability solutions. With SAP sesam for Linux, Unix and Windows, SEP offers vendor-independent and reliable data availability software. For more information, visit

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.

SOURCE: Ingres Corporation

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