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Ingres is a feature rich and robust database (RDBMS) that's free to use, modify, and redistribute. Support is available for a reasonable price if you need it. Ingres supports many programming languages, including Python, Ruby, Java, Perl, C/C++, and more. Ingres has a bit of a learning curve, but once mastered is extremely powerful and highly tunable. It is also very stable and reliable. Ingres is one of a fairly small number of databases providing excellent geospatial features including data types and functions compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Simple Feature Specification (SFS) for SQL.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Oct 2010 14:51

    Release Notes: st_within() was fixed. The latest bug fixes were merged in from the 10.0.0 GA release. loadbuild was improved to make compiling Ingres with xerces less painful. Fixes were made for 64-bit Windows.

    •  13 Oct 2010 14:30

      Release Notes: A geos crash on Fedora 13 related to gcc optimization was fixed. Issues with rtree indexing were fixed. Support was added for .deb packages (for Ubuntu and Debian). ingbuild based installations now install and add the geos and proj.4 libraries automatically. The latest bug fixes were merged in from main (including those for Ingres 10.0's GA release). Support for 64-bit Windows was added.

      •  22 Sep 2010 18:14

        Release Notes: This release includes geospatial data types and functions that make it possible for applications to manage and query location-based data using SQL statements. New data types include POINT, LINESTRING, POLYGON, MULTIPOINT, MULTILINESTRING, MULTIPOLYGON, and GEOMETRYCOLLECTION, and new functions include OVERLAPS, INTERSECTS, DISTANCE, AREA, and CENTROID.

        •  21 Mar 2008 21:21

          Release Notes: Assorted minor bugfixes, cleanups, and enhancements.

          •  02 Feb 2008 09:55

            Release Notes: Numerous enhancements and bugfixes.


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