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Ingres Customers Peerless Foods and Save Mart Named ‘InfoWorld 100’ Top IT Solutions for 2009

Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, today congratulates customers Peerless Foods and Save Mart on being named as InfoWorld 100 top IT solutions for 2009. IDG’s InfoWorld awards honor companies for IT projects that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of technology to meet business and technical objectives.

Peerless Foods, Australia’s largest privately owned producer of edible oils, fats and margarines, is recognized for developing an ERP system based on open source software from Ingres and Jaspersoft. The project, initiated by CIO Adrian Hamilton, automates end-to-end business processes, including forecasting, ordering, production, packaging, and distribution.

Save Mart, the second-largest grocery chain in California, was honored for migrating its retail operations from proprietary solutions to an open source-based architecture centered around Ingres and SUSE Linux as a result of its acquisition of 125 additional grocery stores. The project was led by Save Mart CIO James Sims.

“We’d like to sincerely congratulate Peerless Foods and Save Mart – working with both CIOs that have made open source and Ingres Database a critical part of their operations has been an exciting endeavor,” said Deb Woods, vice president of product management, Ingres. “Ingres is in the business of helping enterprises innovate and save big on IT costs and it is rewarding to work with courageous CIOs like Adrian and James who aren’t afraid to stand up to the Big Software model and say ‘enough is enough’.”

Every year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals. These 100 real-world projects stand as proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards. Nominations were submitted by InfoWorld readers, technology partners, and end-user companies in late-summer. To be considered, projects must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Profiles of winners, along with InfoWorld's editorial analysis and insight, are available at www.InfoWorld.com.

“This year’s recipients of InfoWorld’s highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward,” said Jason Synder, InfoWorld Features Editor.

About Peerless Foods

Established in 1984, Peerless Foods has grown to become Australia’s largest privately owned producer of edible oils, fats and margarines. Its brand, which include --- Kremelta, SPD, Olive Gold, Shef, Gold Leaf --- and others, account for close to 50 percent of the Australian market.

About Save Mart

Save Mart Supermarkets operates nearly 250 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx banners. The privately-held company was founded January 17, 1952 and has always been headquartered in Modesto, California. More information about the company and its banners is available at www.savemart.com, www.luckysupermarkets.com, and www.foodmaxx.com. Its consumer relations group can be called toll-free at 800-692-5710.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG’s media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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 its more than 10,000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.ingres.com.

Ingres is a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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