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Cambridge, Mass.—May 16,2005— InterSystems Corporation today announced that the company is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.’s Integration Backbone Software Magic Quadrant1 Gartner, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, CT, is a world leader in IT market research.

Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems provides innovative, high performance software products that enable rapid application development, integration and deployment for IT organizations and independent software vendors.

Ensemble is a comprehensive platform that uniquely incorporates the functionality of an integration server, application server, high performance object database and a unified development and management environment in a single, seamless product. Ensemble-based projects are being rapidly deployed in scores of organizations worldwide.

The Integration Backbone Magic Quadrant includes vendors of enterprise service buses (ESBs), integration suites and application platform suites (APSs) that incorporate functions relevant to buyers who are primarily using packages and legacy applications to automate business processes rather than building all-new applications from the ground up. “Companies use these products to implement a systematic, general purpose infrastructure for distributed applications, sometimes described as an ‘enterprise nervous system,’” according to the report. “ENS backbones support service-oriented architecture (SOA) event-driven applications and various other design patterns for composite applications, real-time data synchronization and multistep business processes,” the report stated.

According to Gartner, Inc., “most of the visionaries are companies with very good knowledge of customer requirements…visionaries have often been the first to bring technical innovations to the market or to implement new industry standards.” Gartner defines vendors listed in the visionary quadrant as having a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

“We believe InterSystems’ inclusion in the Visionary Quadrant in the Gartner, Inc. Integration Backbone Software Magic Quadrant highlights Ensemble’s innovative development integration and deployment technology that is successfully being used globally,” said Trevor Matz, InterSystems’ Managing Director, Ensemble. “IT executives in key market sectors worldwide are providing exciting feedback on the rapid success of complex integration projects, underlining our ability to fulfill market requirements and exceed customer expectations.”

In addition to Ensemble, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) has served the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors for more than two decades. InterSystems’ showcase products, the Caché post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform, enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high-performance applications.

Over four million people use mission-critical applications based on InterSystems’ software. Twenty regional offices serve application developers and integrators around the world, and 24 x 7 support is provided for all InterSystems products.

* Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 30, 2004 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1Magic Quadrant for Integration Backbone Software, 2Q05. R. Schulte, J. Thompson, Y. Natis, M. Pezzini, J. Sinur, F. Kenney, M. Cantara, J. Correia, P. Malinverno, B. Lheureux. April, 15, 2005.

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Maureen Flaherty
InterSystems
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