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Eton, UK – April 20, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered company that serves the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors, today announced it has signed a contract with BT for its post-relational CACHÉ database engine. The CACHÉ database will play a key role in the engine of BT Transform’s operational systems support (OSS) program. BT Transform is a business platform for all communications services, applications and business processes based upon a worldwide IP infrastructure. The BT Transform program is targeted at blue chip clients and is designed to automate manual processes, make network operations easier and provide the benefits of well-integrated service-oriented architectures (SOAs).

Steve Fisher, senior solutions developer, BT Global Services: “One of the key objectives of selecting Intersystems’ CACHÉ database is to enable our customers to take full advantage of the benefits of the newly emerging generation of telecommunications services we have to offer. We believe it will help us achieve this by offering a broad range of rich functionality within a single platform. We were impressed with its ability to communicate effectively, and both read from and write to other systems. We anticipate that it will allow us to provide enhanced levels of service and to move into new markets, as well as helping to achieve reduced time-to-market and improved return-on-investment.”

One of CACHÉ’s key strengths is that the core data repository is not only industrial strength but also highly flexible, allowing the same data set to be seen from several different views, including object-oriented and SQL. This is important because BT needs flexibility of access to the same high-quality information.

CACHÉ’s gateway layer enables it to provide coherent coordinated access to external repositories of different technology types. This is critical to BT because in the OSS arena, data access and management challenges are often complex and require a flexible approach to solutions.

CACHÉ’s flexibility also means that its features can be manipulated through exposed comprehensive and extendable object classes. This will enable BT to dynamically deploy services on-demand, which is particularly important given the need for rapid service creation which characterizes the next generation of OSS architectures.

About InterSystems Corporation

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation ( has served the needs of IT organisations 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.

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions serving customers in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Its principal activities include IT and networking services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services.

BT consists principally of three lines of business:

  • BT Retail, providing a comprehensive range of communications and related services to more than 20m UK consumers and businesses.
  • BT Wholesale, providing network services and solutions within the UK to more than 600 fixed and mobile operators and service providers including the provision of broadband and private circuits.
  • BT Global Services, providing IT and networking services to meet the needs of multi-site organizations globally. BT Global Services operates in more than 130 countries and also offers international carrier services.

In the year ended 31 March 2004, BT Group’s turnover was £18,519 million with profit before goodwill amortization, exceptional items and taxation of £2,013 million.

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.

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

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