WASHINGTON, DC and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 31, 2009 – Ingres Corporation and OpenTechWorks Inc. have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to provide secure, open source enterprise solutions to government and corporate clients. The alliance will focus on targeted U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and related government projects.

Ingres Corporation ( is the leading open source database management company and pioneer of The New Economics of IT. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres Database offers high-volume transaction processing, high availability, multi-platform 24/7 support, and security for business-critical application deployments. Ingres is a trusted name for providing database services to the DoD and civilian agencies and is used around the world for government applications ranging from tax processing through military logistics to natural resource management.

OpenTechWorks Inc. (OTW), based in Washington, DC, is a privately-held technology development and consulting firm that solves major adoption challenges for open technology solutions within government and corporate IT environments. OTW addresses the unique needs of Federal open technology implementations and combines this understanding with technical, organizational, and policy expertise. OTW ( delivers the best value solutions for information technology policy and governance, enterprise resource planning, information assurance, and open source software development and adoption.

“The OTW – Ingres partnership will provide high-value solution opportunities to our government and corporate clients,” said Robert Sterling, president of OTW. “Ingres is a dynamic technology company with strong leadership and the Ingres database technology is proven in mission critical government applications all over the world. We are delighted to have them as a partner and look forward to offering our civilian and DoD customers with the very best in open technology solutions.”

“We have high expectations of our partnership with OTW as we work together to enable government agencies to gain the essential cost reductions and innovation benefits of open source technologies,” said Roger Burkhardt, CEO of Ingres. “The OTW team have already demonstrated outstanding leadership through the recent contribution of DISA’s CMIS application to open source **. This major asset contribution is a real milestone in the adoption of open source methodologies in government and should serve as an inspiration to government agencies all around the world.”

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