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Post-Relational CACHÉ Database Recognized for Rapid Application Development

Cambridge, Mass.—September 30, 2003—InterSystems Corporation today announced that it has received a 2003 Innovative Technology award from IDG’s Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, for the post-relational CACHÉ database. Computerworld recognized CACHÉ in the application development category, citing its RAD capabilities and ability to deliver high performance, massively scalable transaction processing applications.

The leading database provider in healthcare and a significant player in other industry segments, InterSystems develops and markets the high performance CACHÉ database, which is optimized for building highly scalable Web-based applications with a RAD environment that enables rapid time-to-market.

InterSystems emerged as a winner in the application development category in a competition that included approximately 350 entrants. The award process began with Computerworld asking IT end users to nominate vendors they believe offer leading-edge technology products or services that provide measurable payback. Kenneth Billings, CIO of Maryville, Tenn.-based Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, a testing laboratory that is at the forefront of applying molecular techniques to diagnostic testing, nominated InterSystems and CACHÉ.

Evaluation criteria included level of technology innovation, ability to offer demonstrable value to corporate IT operations in Fortune 1,000 companies, ability to create customer advantage, successful customer implementation, and impact on the way customers do business or solve technology problems. “This year’s awards are evidence that innovation is alive and well in the IT industry,” says Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. “But enterprise users have made it plain that innovation also has to drive toward the greater goal of supporting big-picture business needs. Delivering measurable value is no longer an option. Our editors and our readers believe that this year’s winners have all proved that,” she says.

“InterSystems has a 25-year history of delivering innovative technology that enables ISVs and IT organizations to meet their business goals,” says InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning Paul Grabscheid. “We’re very proud to be recognized by Computerworld for their Innovative Technology Award, which validates our corporate commitment to customer success.”

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., InterSystems Corporation ( is a leading provider of low-maintenance, high performance database systems for Web applications, with over four million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ, is a post-relational database that uniquely offers three integrated data access options: a robust object database, high performance SQL and rich multidimensional access. CACHÉ enables rapid Web application development, extraordinary transaction processing speed and real-time queries against transactional data. InterSystems is the leading database provider in healthcare, with CACHÉ in use at the majority of major hospitals and labs around the world, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

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

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of IT management. Through its weekly print publication, website, focused conference series and custom research, Computerworld’s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network. Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence in the past five years, including a Jesse H. Neal Award for “Best News Coverage,” 22 ASBPE awards and BtoB Magazine’s “Media Power 50” in 2003. In print since 1967, Computerworld currently has a guaranteed rate base of 180,000, a total print audience of 1,846,000 (according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.9.0), and an online audience of over 900,000 unique monthly visitors (according to DoubleClick). Breaking news and resources for IT management are available at

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

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

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