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Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision, Ability to Execute

Cambridge Mass. —January 21,  2009— InterSystems Corporation announced today that the InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration and development platform is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for SOA Composite Application Projectsi.

Composite applications represent an increasingly important segment of the application integration and service-oriented architecture landscape. Over the past five years, composite application projects, where organizations combine diverse generations of technologies, such as SOA and pre-SOA applications, into new applications, have become more widely adopted. According to Gartner, “composite applications have gained prominence because of the emergence of SOA, Web 2.0 and software as a service (SaaS), and because of their anticipated benefits of rapid time to deployment and reduced application development costs.”

InterSystems Ensemble is a comprehensive software platform that is used to develop and integrate mission-critical applications, leverage previous software investments through composite applications, establish an enterprise service bus, or implement SOA infrastructure. Ensemble-based projects are deployed in healthcare, commercial and government organizations worldwide to solve many demanding HL7 integration problems and as part of some of the world’s most visible initiatives to develop national electronic health records.

Evaluation criteria for placement in a specific quadrant include ability to execute and completeness of vision. “Leaders in this market are vendors with a proven and comprehensive composite-application-oriented product set, a sizable installed base of reasonably happy clients that are using the vendors’ products to support front-end and back-end composite applications from top to bottom…an ample installed base of applications or platform middleware to which they can cross-sell their composite-application-oriented products, and a demonstrated ability to anticipate technology and market trends by extending their offerings with composite-application-enabling technology,” according to the Gartner report.

“Ensemble makes it possible to continually add value to the systems that are at the core of successful organizations in the public and private sectors,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “Our continued growth – more than 50% for 2008 – in the highly competitive integration market is indicative of the positive impact Ensemble implementations have throughout our customer base,” he continued. “We are extremely pleased that Gartner, Inc. has positioned InterSystems in the Leaders quadrant.”

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About InterSystems

InterSystems Corporation is a global software technology leader with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 22 countries. InterSystems provides innovative products that enable fast development, deployment, and integration of enterprise-class applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems Ensemble® is a rapid integration and development platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable. InterSystems HealthShare is a platform that enables the fastest creation of an Electronic Health Record for regional or national health information exchange. InterSystems DeepSee is software that makes it possible to add embedded real-time business intelligence in transactional systems, enabling better operational decisions.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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.

i – Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for SOA Composite Application Projects, 4Q08 Massimo Pezzini, Yefim V. Natis, Kimihiko Iijima, Daniel Sholler, Jess Thompson, Dale Vecchio. December 19, 2008.

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