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New Version of Post-relational Database Offers Unique RAD capabilities Slashes Java Development Time by 40 Percent

Cambridge, Mass.—November 6, 2006—InterSystems Corporation today announced the immediate availability of CACHÉ 2007 with innovative technologies for rapid Web application development. This new version of the CACHÉ post-relational database introduces InterSystems Zen, a framework for building rich platform-independent Web applications faster than ever before. Another new component, called Jalapeño, eliminates object-relational mapping for Java programmers, reducing their development cycles by at least 40 percent.

“With the new rapid development capabilities offered in CACHÉ 2007, InterSystems has staked out a unique position among database providers,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “Now it is possible for Java programmers to avoid the tedious and time-consuming task of object-relational mapping, and CACHÉ 2007 enables any programmer to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) faster.”

InterSystems is a leading provider of database and integration software. The InterSystems product line includes the CACHÉ post-relational database, Ensemble rapid integration software, and HealthShare health information exchange platform.

InterSystems Zen: Rapid Rich Internet Application Development

Zen, a major new component of CACHÉ 2007, is an extensible, high-level framework that is optimized for maximum development speed, scalability and deployment of rich data-intensive Web applications. Zen includes an extensive library of pre-built components, including grids, tables, and selection trees, that enables the quick creation and easy management of complex processes. As a result, developers can easily create Web applications with the same highly responsive and rich user interfaces as sophisticated desktop solutions.

With Zen, CACHÉ 2007 offers an attractive extension to AJAX technology for RIA development. CACHÉ’s advanced security model is embedded into Zen components, alleviating one common headache for Web developers. In addition, Zen’s object-based extensibility makes it possible to extend pre-built components or, if preferred, utilize totally new code developed in-house for fast, easy customization to fulfill enterprise-specific requirements. Zen also utilizes a sophisticated “shared object” client/server data model that improves developer productivity by eliminating the tedium of parsing XML. And, once the application is deployed, close integration with the database ensures a level of application performance and scalability that simply isn’t possible in a traditional AJAX environment.

“We’re evaluating Zen and plan to use it as the Web development framework for adding major new capabilities to our clinical system products,” said Jim Klein, QuadraMed Corporation’s Executive VP and CTO. “Not only does Zen support the migration of our applications to the Web, but it also supports our transition to object-oriented design while providing support for our disciplined approach to application development based on design patterns,” he said. “And, ZEN continues InterSystems’ history of delivering software products that are optimized for RAD and high performance, essential characteristics for enterprise development and deployment.”

Jalapeño: Java Development in Half the Time, Without Mapping

CACHÉ 2007 also delivers Jalapeño, a new software component that provides the capability to persist plain old Java objects while completely eliminating the need for object-relational mapping. Jalapeño enables Java developers to work in the Java-centric development environment that they prefer and automatically persist objects in the high-performance CACHÉ database. The result is extremely rapid Java/database application development and deployment. One early Jalapeño user stated that “it took only 15 minutes to persist the objects in CACHÉ. If I had tried mapping those objects to a relational database, it would have taken months.”

And, CACHÉ 2007 offers the flexibility needed for Java developers to build database-independent applications with Jalapeño. They can take advantage of optimized direct database access to CACHÉ for maximum performance without the overhead typically associated with SQL. Alternatively, developers can utilize a relational deployment option with Oracle, SQL Server or other relational databases, if that is the preferred deployment environment.

“Jalapeño is the right tool for any organization that wants to maximize the productivity of Java developers,” Grabscheid noted. “Those developers will be able to achieve major productivity gains while working in their development environment of choice.”

Platforms and Pricing

CACHÉ 2007 is available on Windows, Linux, Mac, UNIX and OpenVMS platforms. Pricing ranges from $220 to $1,380 per user, depending on configuration.

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHÉ post-relational database, Ensemble rapid integration software and HealthShare health information exchange platform enable developers to quickly create, deploy and integrate high-performance systems. With world headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has offices in 22 countries and provides support to customers in 88 countries.

InterSystems is a leader in integration technology and the world’s #1 database provider in healthcare, with its products used by most major hospitals and labs, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit

About QuadraMed Corporation

QuadraMed Corporation advances the success of healthcare organizations through IT solutions that leverage quality care into positive financial outcomes. As evolving reimbursement scenarios challenge healthcare organizations to leverage quality of care into payment, clients committing to QuadraMed’s care-based solutions can realize market leading financial performance. Using QuadraMed’s end-to-end solutions to optimize the patient experience and leverage quality of care into payment, our clients can receive the proper reimbursement in the shortest time, at the lowest administrative cost. Behind our products and services is a staff of almost 600 professionals whose experience and dedication to service have earned QuadraMed the trust and loyalty of customers at approximately 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. To find out more about QuadraMed, visit

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