Computer Associates International, Inc. announced the winners of its Ingres Million Dollar Challenge. The winners delivered migration toolkits from Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL to CA's Ingres r3 open source platform.The Challenge was designed to leverage the global talent pool of the open source community, while providing substantial financial compensation to those who successfully met its requirements. Under its terms, open source developers were invited to create solutions that enable users of popular databases to migrate to Ingres. Qualifying solutions were eligible for cash awards up to $400,000, with a total purse of $1 million.
The winning projects were: Shift2Ingres, submitted by Harsh Azad, Rohit Gaddi, Achal Rastogi, Geetanjali Bahuguna and Ashutosh Upadhyay of New Delhi, India, won the largest prize of $400,000; EzyMigrate, submitted by Danes John and Varghese Jacob of Kerala, India, was awarded a prize of $100,000; and DbConverter, submitted by Bipin Prasad of New York, was awarded a prize of $50,000.
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