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InterSystems Caché Joins Red Hat Developer Partner Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 11, 1999 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that Caché post-relational database software is now available off-the-shelf with Red Hat Linux. Caché for Linux is included on the application CD shipping with the newly available Red Hat Linux version 6.1.

InterSystems is the leading provider of high performance database software for Web transaction processing applications. Red Hat™, Inc., based in Durham, NC, is a leading developer and provider of open source solutions.

“There’s a thriving and fast-growing base of developers who want to build new Caché-based applications on Linux™ they’ve been downloading free developer licenses of Caché for Linux from our website in droves,” says Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems vice president of strategic planning. “Joining the Red Hat ISV program and shipping Caché for Linux in the Red Hat Linux box makes it possible for InterSystems to ensure that these developers have easy access to the Linux offering developed and supported by the overwhelming market leader.”

Recent Linux Momentum

According to market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC), based in Framingham, MA, Linux commercial shipments will grow faster than the total shipments of all other client or server operating systems through 2003. IDC research also states that Linux was the fastest-growing server operating environment in 1998, growing more than 212 percent in that year alone and capturing more than 17 percent of all server operating system shipments. Today, Linux boasts more than 10 million users worldwide.

About InterSystems

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

About Red Hat

Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle Park, NC, where it is a leader in the development of open source operating software solutions. Red Hat Development builds the most accessible and advanced operating system available anywhere with technical innovations such as RPM and the disk druid installation tool. Red Hat Linux is available for Intel, Compaq Alpha, and Sun SPARC platforms.

Red Hat Linux was named Infoworld’s Product of the Year for three years in a row, was given a Productivity accolade in Software Development’s Jolt Awards, was named an Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards, won the editor’s choice awards from the Linux Journal and Australian Personal Computing magazines, and won the “Just Plain Cool” award from Australian Personal Computing magazine. At March’s LinuxWorld Expo, more than 8,000 members of the Linux community voted Red Hat a “LinuxWorld Favorite”.

Trademark Notes: Caché and TMDM are trademarks of InterSystems Corporation. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Editorial Contacts

Julie McClung
Shoor & Company
(864) 242-0707
jmcclung@shoorpr.com

InterSystems Marketing
InterSystems Corporation
(617) 621-0600
www.intersystems.com