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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 14 July 2005 UNIGROUP: INGRES Open Source Database F

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 14 July 2005 UNIGROUP: INGRES Open Source Database Field Trip Meeting
Date: 13 Jul 2005 06:52:44 -0400

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 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP 14-JUL-2005 (Thu): INGRES Open Source Database 
Field Trip Meeting

 Unigroup's July 2005 "INGRES Database" Field Trip to CA is THIS THURSDAY.
 RSVP is Mandatory.  Please RSVP immediately, if you haven't already.



       When:  ** SPECIAL FIELD TRIP DATE: 2nd Thursday **
              THURSDAY, July 14th, 2005

              Computer Associates Office
              140 Broadway, 50th Floor  (Between Cedar and Liberty Streets)
              Wall Street Area
              Downtown, New York City
              ** RSVP and Photo ID is Mandatory, Deadline: 12-JUL-2005 **

       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
              6:25 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                 Answers and Current Events
              6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
              7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

      Topic:  The INGRES Open Source Relational Database

   Speakers:  Emma K. McGrattan, Vice President of Development (and INGRES),
              Sandy Scognamiglio, Product Manager for Linux,
              Computer Associates <>


    Ingres is a high-performance open source relational database,
    that is also backed by commercial support.

    Features: High performance, scalable, reliable, low
    cost-of-ownership.  Ingres supports distributed computing and
    provides advanced integration and replication options as well as
    access to a wide-range of enterprise data sources.  It delivers
    the tools you need to create and support mission-critical
    applications and effectively manage your corporate data, no
    matter where it resides.  Ingres has been deployed into the
    computing platforms of many businesses, government institutions,
    universities and more in a variety of applications.

    Ingres provides a robust information management foundation that:
      - Provides a persistent, reliable, scalable, fast and
        efficient database engine with multi-user transaction
        and concurrent I/O management.
      - Integrates and replicates a variety of disparate enterprise
        level databases and data sources.
      - Uses 64-bit processor and operating systems for high
        performance VLDB applications.
      - Delivers rich support for a wide array of application
        languages and development environments, including:
          - Local applications with program language callable API.
          - Remote application connectivity through JDBC, ODBC and
            .NET data providers.
          - Application transaction activity under Tuxedo, Encina
            and CICS TP monitor platforms.
          - J2EE web application servers.
          - .NET web application platform.
          - Global applications supporting industry standard
            Unicode character sets.
      - Provides a complete database management and system
        administrative tool suite included in base product.
      - Enables portable deployment to Linux (Intel, AMD64 and
        Z-Series), UNIX (Solaris, HPUX, Tru64, AIX), major Windows
        platforms (2000/XP/2003) and OpenVMS.
      - Provides industry leading global 24x7 technical support.
      - Offers easy and efficient embedded database runtime for
        complete and portable business applications.
      - Is a foundation database technology at CA, delivered
        as a free, embedded database technology across all solutions
        areas and brands.
      - Delivers the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the
          - Its competitive pricing can substantially reduce
            initial investment.
          - Its low overhead can enable more cost effective
            hardware choices.
          - Its ease of installation and administration can
            reduce operating costs.

    Ingres reliably embeds into mission-critical applications,
    where it becomes virtually transparent in production environments.
    Its manageability and low cost of ownership make it a powerful
    information management component for many vertical applications.



    ** RSVPs and Photo ID ARE REQUIRED for this location.
       RSVP Deadline: 12-JUL-2005.
       (Names must be turned into CA on 13-JUL-2005.)

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:

    This allows us to automate the registration process.
    Please avoid any emailed RSVPs.
    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)

    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
    registered for this meeting, please check your email for any last
    minute announcements as the meeting approaches.

    @@ Also make sure any anti-spam white-lists are always updated
    @@ to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!

    Please try to RSVP as soon as possible.



    We hope to cover these topics (we do not have the official
    outline from CA as yet)...

    a) Overview- What is INGRES, its history and background?
    b) INGRES Components: Database, Libraries, Tools, etc.
    c) Feature Comparisons to Postgres, MySQL and other Open Source DBs.
    d) INGRES SQL vs other SQL standards and implementations.
    e) INGRES Support: Open Source Community and other Resources.
    f) Advanced Topics: Fault Tolerance, Replication, Stored Procedures,
        Transactions and Commit Logic, Queries, Views, ODBC, etc.
    g) Using INGRES: Where to get it, platforms supported, language
        interfaces supported (perl, c, c++, etc).
    h) Options for Performance Tuning (if time permits)
    i) CA General Overview: Who is CA, other CA Open Source Projects,
       CA and INGRES, CA and Linux.


    Web Resources:

    INGRES Open Source Database:
    Computer Associates: 


    Speaker Biography:

    Emma K. McGrattan is Vice President of Development for CA,
    responsible for the Advantage Ingres family of relational database
    management products. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma
    has been instrumental in the ongoing success of Advantage Ingres
    Enterprise Relational Database.  She joined CA in 1994 upon its
    acquisition of The ASK Group, and has held a variety of senior
    development and development management positions.  Born in Ireland,
    Emma earned a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from
    Dublin City University.


    Company Biography:

    Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), one of the
    world's largest management software companies, delivers software
    and services across operations, security, storage, life cycle and
    service management to optimize the performance, reliability and
    efficiency of enterprise IT environments.  CA's solutions
    touch many areas of everyday life, from ATM transactions to
    airport security to online sales, customer service and medical
    information.  CA offers highly evolved and highly effective
    management software to run day-to-day tasks, as well as manage
    on-demand computing, wireless, Linux and Web services initiatives.
    CA's integrated solutions help manage the infrastructures of more
    than 95 percent of the Fortune 500(r) companies and more than
    80 percent of the Global 1000, as well as government
    organizations and hundreds of other companies in diverse
    industries worldwide.



    While things are not finalized yet, CA should be providing
    attendees with INGRES Evaluation CD-ROMs (and they may even
    come with limited commercial install support).

    We also still have Sun Solaris 10 DVDs available for those
    who have not obtained them yet from Unigroup or Sun.


    Fee Schedule:
        Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
        Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
        Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
        Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
        Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.


    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    CA will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting, and
    they will be using their GLATT Kosher Caterer "Circa"
    so we can accommodate dinner for everyone attending.  Thanks CA!

    Tentative Menu: Pizza and Assorted Wraps (Tuna Salad,
    Egg Salad, Grilled Vegetables, etc), Potato Salad, Cole Slaw,
    Assorted Sodas.



       Computer Associates Office
       140 Broadway, 50th Floor  (Between Cedar and Liberty Streets)
       Wall Street Area
       Downtown, New York City

    ** RSVP and Photo ID is Mandatory, Deadline: 12-JUL-2005 **

    This building is located on the East side of Broadway, between
    Cedar and Liberty Streets (opposite the park).

    Mass transit stations are located all around the area:
    '4/5' (Wall Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street), '1/9' (Rector Street),
    'J/M' (Broad Street), and the '2/3' (Wall Street).


    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



    IASA - International Association of Software Architects, NYC Chapter

    IASA New York Chapter Information may be found at:

    IASA Interop City Event: 14-JUL-2005

      ** Interop City has provided Unigroup with a number of complimentary
      ** e-tickets for this event.  Unigroup members who are interested in
      ** attending this event for FREE, please e-mail:
      **     unilist (at)
      ** and we will pass along the FREE e-tickets on a fifo basis.

    IASA Next General Meeting: 26-JUL-2005
           Topic: Panel Discussion on the J2EE and .NET architectures.

    Further details may be found in the previous Unilist announcement.



    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup
    is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer
    organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings
    throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix
    User Community.  Unigroup is/was also the Greater NYC Regional Area
    Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
    ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.
    Recently, we have been holding meetings on a more monthly basis.

    Planned meeting dates are: 7/14/2005, 9/15/2005, 11/17/2005...
    Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
    as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
    software vendors.

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    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (at)

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         uniboard (at)

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!


 I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (at)


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