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CACHÉ Post-Relational Database and Egenera BladeFrame Deliver High Performance to Financial Services Sector

Cambridge, Mass. -April 20, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation today announced an alliance with Egenera, Inc. that supports rapid delivery of high performance real-time systems to the financial services industry. The announcement was made at the 3rd Annual Linux on Wall Street Show and Conference in New York.

InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform worldwide. Marlboro, Mass.-based Egenera is a global leader in utility computing with the Egenera® BladeFrame® system.

As a new member of Egenera’s Assured Solutions Alliance program, InterSystems will collaborate with Egenera on initiatives aimed at delivering top-tier high performance solutions for real-time data acquisition. Egenera will work with InterSystems as a member of its CACHÉ Technical Partners program.

“This is a natural alliance between two companies that focus on delivering high performance products across multiple industry sectors,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “Egenera’s successful track record with BladeFrame systems in financial services complements our focus in that industry. There is an inherent synergy between CACHÉ, which is optimized for high performance transaction processing, and the Egenera Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture that makes it possible to deliver top-tier performance for truly real-time systems.”

The Linux on Wall Street show is an ideal venue for announcing the alliance with Egenera, according to Grabscheid. “Linux offers the reliability, high availability and scalability needed by financial services companies on a platform that is considerably more cost-effective than proprietary UNIX alternatives. That creative open systems approach highlights the innovative technology provided by InterSystems and Egenera,” he said.

“The combination of CACHÉ and our BladeFrame PAN architecture leverages both products’ strengths and capabilities,” said Susan Davis, Egenera Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “And, while our initial focus will be on Wall Street, this alliance provides a strong foundation for expansion into other markets, such a healthcare and government, where both companies have a strong presence.”

Early Results Underline Success

CACHÉ and the Egenera BladeFrame provide an architecture that enables a class of applications that utilize up-to-the-second information. In benchmarks now under way of a CACHÉ-based system running on Egenera’s platform at a major Wall Street firm, messages are being captured and stored at a constant feed rate of up to 90,000 per second. Typically, Wall Street firms use data from the New York Stock Exchange Daily Trades and Quotes (Daily TAQ) feed in batch mode for day-after financial analysis. In contrast, the benchmark test system is making Stock and other information, such as Ticker messages, immediately available for intra-day analysis—a major benefit for trading and risk management systems in financial services and for applications in every industry sector where real-time analysis is critical to competitive success.

More information about the partnership between InterSystems and Egenera can be obtained from InterSystems at Booth 203 at the Linux on Wall Street Show.

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.

A free, fully functional, no time-limit copy of CACHÉ can be downloaded or requested on CD from the InterSystems web site.

About Egenera

Egenera is a global leader in delivering computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame product family simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications, and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. More information is available at www.egenera.com

Egenera and BladeFrame are registered trademarks of Egenera, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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

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Maureen Flaherty
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