Ingres, Alfresco debut open-source SharePoint rival

in The New York Times

Open-source vendors Ingres and Alfresco are teaming up on a software appliance that bundles the Ingres database with Alfresco's content management platform, hoping the combination will prove to be an enticing alternative to Microsoft SharePoint.

The two vendors have already bundled their products but decided to go a step further with the appliance, which adds a Linux operating system and can be installed on commodity hardware, said Deb Woods, vice president of product management at Ingres.

"One of the pieces of feedback we got [from the bundle] was that customers wanted to get up and running more quickly," she said.

The appliance will also provide customers with a single point of contact for support, which will be provided by Ingres.

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