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Magic Quadrant Placement Based on Vision and Ability to Execute

Cambridge, Mass.—June 1 , 2004— InterSystems Corporation today announced that the company is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.’s Application Integration Magic Quadrant.1

Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems provides high performance software products targeted 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 Magic Quadrant is based on its Ensemble universal integration platform. Launched in late 2003, Ensemble is the only integration platform to incorporate 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.

The Magic Quadrant research identifies vendors active in the integration middleware market and characterizes their roles in the industry as of May 2004. According to Gartner, Inc., “visionaries understand the market and customer requirements well, but have a smaller installed base and often have fewer assets committed to the pursuit of this market than leaders.” Vendor positioning in this Magic Quadrant “considers a broad combination of application integration requirements, spanning B2B and internal application integration scenarios,” according to Gartner, Inc. The research gives equal weight to data consistency integration, multistep processes that tie applications together and composite applications, which Gartner, Inc. describes as the “three major integration styles.”

In addition to offering Ensemble, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database. “We consider InterSystems’ positioning in the visionary quadrant in the Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant to be a reflection of the unique and comprehensive nature of our Ensemble universal integration platform,” says InterSystems Managing Director, Application Integration Trevor Matz. “We expect Ensemble to achieve the same high level of market acceptance that our CACHÉ post-relational database enjoys around the world.”

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 May 14, 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.

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

1 – Magic Quadrant for Application Integration Suites, 2Q04. J. Thompson, R. Schulte, M. Cantara, J. Correia, K. Iijima, F. Kenney, B. Lheureux, Y. Natis, M. Pezzini, J. Sinur. May 14, 2004.

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