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Open Source Leaders Align to Deliver High Performance and High Availability Business Applications

Slough, UK, 6th May 2008 - Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software and support services, and MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced a strategic technology partnership to enable organisations to compete more efficiently and effectively in today’s fast-paced business world.

Mule, the world’s most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service business (ESB) and integration platform, has met the rigorous Ingres partner programme requirements proven itself to be an excellent interface for the Ingres database. Using Ingres in combination with the Mule ESB, businesses can quickly build and deploy sophisticated high performance and high availability business applications. This critical combination enables customers to increase revenue and compete more efficiently by reacting to business changes faster, and enables organisations to protect their investment in existing mainframe and client server data and applications.

“The compatibility of the Ingres and MuleSource products are just one of the many benefits our joint customers will enjoy as a result of this partnership,” said Fred Gallagher, vice president of business development at Ingres. “Organisations across the world are looking for ways to increase efficiency, save money, and gain a competitive edge over the competition. Putting their business trust in two leading open source providers who have partnered to bring solutions to market that give people flexibility and control over their day-to-day tasks can help organisations realise these goals.”

“We are excited to be working with Ingres, a proven leader in infrastructure software,” said Mike Lewis, vice president of business development at MuleSource. “A partnership between MuleSource and Ingres makes perfect sense as both companies continue to champion the benefits of open source.”

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About MuleSource

MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world' most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organisations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.

About Ingres Corporation

Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source database management software and support services. Built on over 25 years of technology investment, Ingres is a leader in software and service innovation, providing the enterprise with proven reliability combined with the value and flexibility of open source. The company’s partnerships with leading open source providers further enhance the Ingres value proposition. In particular, Ingres is working with leading business intelligence providers to deliver appliances that combine the benefits of open source with advanced reporting and data analysis capabilities. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres also has major development, sales and support centres throughout the world, supporting thousands of customers in the United States and internationally.

For more information, visit www.ingres.com.

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

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