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Cambridge, Mass. – July 11, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) won top honors in the 2005 CACHÉ Innovator Awards competition. The award was presented to George Hurlburt and Joseph Jameson at the sixth annual Innovator Awards event, held at InterSystems’ DEVCON 2005 conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform worldwide. Hurlburt is Manager, Joint Interoperability for Systems Technology, Test and Training (JIST3). Jameson is a System Developer for Diverse Technologies Corporation, a high technology professional services firm.

The first place Innovator Award recognized the Information Management Department (IMD) of NAWCAD for a CACHÉ-based application that permits generation of dynamic warfighting scenarios to build Global Information Grid architectures. This capability is known as the Warfighting Architecture Requirements (WAR) tool. The WAR development effort was supported by the Naval Air Systems Command and the National Institute for Systems Test and Productivity.

“We fully leveraged CACHÉ object capabilities to achieve application benchmark performance on average ten times that of conventional large-scale relational DBMS benchmark sets,” Hurlburt said. “The CACHÉ object technology enables simultaneous reconciliation of various viewpoints ranging from acquisition, to warfighting to capability orientations and more,” he continued.

Carl Olofson, Program Director for IDC, a leading global intelligence and market advisory firm for the IT and telecom industries, independently reviewed the award submissions and named the winners. “It’s always a privilege and always a challenge to identify the best of the best among the developers in this competition,” he said.

“It’s exciting to see the innovative thinking that goes into the CACHÉ-based applications submitted for the Innovator’s Award each year,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “The creativity and advanced technology approach that underlie the WAR application exemplify the high level of innovation that we’re privileged to witness each year.”

A comprehensive review of the Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DODAF) inspired the WAR system design, according to Hurlburt. Requirements included the ability to encompass and characterize a full spectrum of related warfighting resources, the ability to effectively relate warfighting resources to tasks and the ability to correlate DODAF operational and systems views.

The WAR tool incorporates Web, object and scalar vector graphics to drive architectures through applied data and is currently being documented for a government-sponsored patent.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation ( 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-five 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.

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