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Ingres and Cognizant Partner to Create Business Open Source Alternative

Ingres Chosen as Preferred Database for Cognizant's Open Source Center of Excellence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ingres Corporation, the leading business open source database company, today announced a partnership with Cognizant Technology Solutions , a leading provider of IT services, to provide a comprehensive business open source database and services solution for enterprise customers. This is Cognizant's first partnership with an open source database provider, and gives Cognizant and its customers the opportunity to collaborate on the development of their open source database solutions, while lowering their total cost of ownership.

"Partnerships with integrators and software providers are a vital part our strategy to provide customers with more choice and simpler, more efficient solutions," said Dev Mukherjee, Ingres's Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. "More than 10,000 enterprise customers around the world use Ingres. Our goal is to be the easiest database company to partner with, so that with our partners we can jointly focus our attention on customer satisfaction."

"We choose our partners carefully to ensure our customers are protected in all areas of compliance and security, especially our large financial services and healthcare customers," said Malcolm Frank, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Strategy at Cognizant. "Our partnership with Ingres is our first with an open source database company, and we're excited to jointly offer customers a mature and secure open source alternative of high quality and value."

Cognizant will create an Ingres practice to build solutions for its customers across multiple industries on top of the Ingres database. As Cognizant's preferred open source database, Ingres will be a part of Cognizant's Open Source Center of Excellence and Data Architecture Center of Excellence.

About Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant is a leading provider of IT services. Focused on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients, Cognizant provides applications management, development, integration, and re-engineering, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, and a number of related services such as enterprise consulting, technology architecture, program management, and change management through its own onsite/offshore outsourcing model.

Cognizant's more than 26,000 employees are committed to partnerships that sustain long-term, proven value for customers by delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions through its development centers in India and onsite client teams. Cognizant maintains P-CMM and SEI-CMM Level 5 assessments from an independent third-party assessor, was recently named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America for the fourth consecutive year, and ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Hot Growth

Companies. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index, and further information about Cognizant can be found at http://www.cognizant.com/.

About Ingres

Ingres Corporation is the leading Business Open Source software company, created in November 2005 as part of a partnership between CA, Inc. and Garnett & Helfrich Capital. Based on more than 25 years of technology investment, Ingres Corporation offers a product family of enterprise-class, highly scalable databases and tools that are currently being used by more than 11,000 major global customers and partners. Ingres's database technology is also embedded in a large number of major third-party software offerings including CA's primary product offerings Unicenter and eTrust. Ingres Corporation is based in Redwood City, California, and has major development, sales and support centers in Islandia, Long Island, and Slough, England, and supports customer implementations in more than 58 countries around the world. Additional information is available at http://www.ingres.com/ or 650-587-5500.

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither Cognizant nor Ingres undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Ingres Corporation

CONTACT: Kristin Hollins of Ingres, +1-650-587-5544, or
[email protected]; or Brian Maddox or Scot Hoffman of Financial
Dynamics, +1-212-850-5600, or [email protected], for Cognizant

Web site: http://www.cognizant.com/

Web site: http://www.ingres.com/

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