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Cambridge, Mass.—July 26, 2004— InterSystems Corporation today announced that the company is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.’s Application Platform Suite (APS) Magic Quadrant.1

Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems provides high performance software products that enable rapid application development, integration and deployment for IT organizations and independent software vendors. Gartner, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, CT, is a world leader in IT market research.

InterSystems’ positioning in the APS Magic Quadrant as of June, 2004 is based on its Ensemble universal integration platform. Released worldwide in 4Q03, 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, architecturally consistent product.

To be included in the APS Magic Quadrant, vendors must offer the abilities to:

  • Deploy new programmatically reusable data-facing business software;
  • Integrate the new software with pre-existing software;
  • Integrate multiple pre-existing business applications between themselves;
  • Deploy new custom-developed user-facing software.

”The real underlying driver for inclusion of a vendor in the APS Magic Quadrant,” the report continues, “is the recognition by users that the vendor offers a competitive alternative to other APS offerings—both technically and in its business positioning.”

According to Gartner, Inc., “visionaries have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.”

In addition to Ensemble, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database. “From our perspective InterSystems’ positioning in the Visionaries Quadrant in the Gartner, Inc. APS Magic Quadrant reflects the combination of innovation and extensive experience in building robust, feature-rich, enterprise-scale software that went into the development of Ensemble,” says Trevor Matz, InterSystems managing director, application integration. “Ensemble integration projects are being successfully implemented worldwide, providing concrete proof that our universal integration platform is fulfilling real-world market requirements.”

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation ( 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.

1- Magic Quadrant for Application Platform Suites, 2Q04. Y. Natis, M. Pezzini, R. Schulte, J. Thompson, K. Iijima, G. Phifer, C. Haight, D. Plummer. June 30, 2004.

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

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