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InterSystems Offers Post-relational DBMS On Popular Freeware Platform

CAMBRIDGE, MA – February 22, 1999 – InterSystems Corporation today introducedCaché post-relational database software for the Linux operating environment.InterSystems is the leading provider of high performance database software fortransaction processing applications.

“Professional developers see the freeware Linux platform as a great entrepreneurial opportunity…they’re clamoring for the chance to build new Caché-based applications on Linux” says Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems vice president of strategic planning. “This is especially true for the start-ups that are creating today’s most exciting Web applications, and in markets where cost-effectiveness is a key technology differentiator.

“By making Caché available for the Linux environment as well as on the major Windows and UNIX platforms, we’re expanding opportunities for those who want to exploit the benefits of this freeware operating system,” Grabscheid continues. “And, we’re offering the single-user version of Caché for Linux at no charge when downloaded from the InterSystems Web site to make it easier for start-ups and individual developers to explore the capabilities of Caché on Linux.”

Delivering Full Database Functionality

Unlike database products that provide limited functionality and limited support on the Linux platform, Caché for Linux includes the standard rich database feature set that has resulted in fast adoption of Caché by professional developers worldwide on other platforms. Key components include:

Caché SQL Server — Delivers high-performance access to Caché databases via SQL and ODBC, at speeds up to 20 times faster than relational databases.

Caché Object Server—Provides direct support of popular object technologies including Java, ActiveX, and C++ and transparent storage of objects in a Caché database.

Caché WebLink— Enables connectivity between Caché and Web servers for Web-based transaction processing applications.

Multidimensional Data Model—Provides efficient handling of even the most complex data via a database engine optimized for high performance transaction processing.

Pricing and Availability

The initial implementation of Caché for Linux is available in the Red Hat version. Slated for general release and for download from the InterSystems Web site in 2Q99, Caché for Linux is offered in a standalone, single-user version at no charge. Pricing for larger configurations ranges from Caché Workgroup at $125 per concurrent user to Caché Enterprise at $1,000 per concurrent user. In addition to Linux, Caché runs on Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Digital OpenVMS, IBM AIX, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, Digital UNIX, Sun Solaris and other popular platforms.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, InterSystems Corporation is the leading provider of high performance database systems, with over two million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, Caché, is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data server. Offering ultra-fast SQL and advanced object architecture, Caché delivers breakthrough time-to-market technology for massively scalable Web and client-server applications.

Trademark Notes: Caché is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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