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Latest database management system provides unique fusion of mainstream technologies, object programming, and SQL

Eton, UK – January 24, 2002 – InterSystems Corporation will demonstrate the post-relational technology of Caché and the capabilities of the current version, Caché 4.1, which has been optimised for application and database scalability from a single user to tens of thousands of simultaneous users. An additional theme is the company’s new partner program, which is being officially introduced at the show.

Everything at the InterSystems’ Stand D43 in Hall 3 revolves around the question “Does your database match your development?” InterSystems will demonstrate how the impedance mismatch between object-oriented application development and relational database technology can be bridged by using Caché 4.1 without resorting to mapping or middleware.

Application and consulting partners will also be on hand to provide practical evidence of the advantages of the post-relational database management system by showing their Caché-based applications.

In recent years, object programming languages have established themselves as the leading technology in application development. On the other hand, company data around the world is for the most part still stored in relational databases.

Efforts to map this relational data onto a useable object format, however, frequently have an adverse impact not only on the productivity of programmers but also on the performance of applications.

By contrast, the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) developed by InterSystems makes a uniform descriptive language and architecture available for both relational tables and objects. As a result, objects created with Caché support all popular OO programming languages such as Java, C++, and ActiveX. At the same time, Caché’s transactional multidimensional data model makes it possible to directly access all data by means of SQL, ODBC, and JDBC.

A variety of application and consulting partners also are demonstrating the benefits of Caché using application examples and reporting on their development experiences with the post-relational database. Partners represented at the booth are:

  • The Australian application partner TrakHealth, who is introducing its hospital and laboratory information systems MedTrak and LabTrak;
  • Lib-IT, with LIBERO and NetVue, a new kind of software for image reproduction in online catalogues for libraries;
  • Intraprend, with new functions for its Internet-based inventory management and production planning system WWS/PPS Manager;
  • Siteforum Europe, with its portal management suite Siteforum Interactive Business Portals. The new version introduced at CeBIT supports Caché as its high-performance database platform;
  • The consulting partner Synerva, with a variety of Caché projects ø including a Java application that uses Caché for the persistent storage of its object data model.

In addition to Stand D43 in Hall 3, for the first time InterSystems is also represented in the Electronic Network and Application Centre for communities, the state, and the economy (ENAC). Together with its new strategic partner RWE Systems Applications GmbH, the company is presenting Caché-based solutions for the public sector in Pavilion A in Hall 11.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., InterSystems Corporation ( is the leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, with over four million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ, is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data and application server offering ultra-fast and massively scalable objects and SQL. CACHÉ features breakthrough rapid development technology for building objects and object applications.

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

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