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InterSystems IRIS Data Platform Adopted by Epic for Its New Generation of High Performance, Scalability, and Architecture Flexibility

InterSystems technology to accelerate gains in performance and scalability when accessing healthcare data

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 13, 2020 – InterSystems is a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems. Today they announced that Epic will use the InterSystems IRIS® Data Platform beginning with the August 2020 release of its electronic health record (EHR). InterSystems IRIS is now generally available to Epic customers.

Epic has been using InterSystems technology for more than 40 years. Supporting a community of health care organizations whose systems support 2.5 million concurrent users, and process roughly 1.8 billion database accesses per second across all customers using Epic, InterSystems IRIS will enable even greater performance and scalability.

InterSystems executives will host conversations on its product vision and roadmap, alongside thought leadership and customer presentations, at the InterSystems Virtual Summit 2020, a remote version of the company’s annual user conference, October 20 – November 5.

“InterSystems has always had a vision to enable effective and efficient healthcare,” said Scott Gnau, Vice President of Data Platforms at InterSystems. “InterSystems IRIS has been a strong focus in recent years, with a goal to drive next generation capabilities into the hands of our partners and users.  We are excited that Epic, one of our longest-standing, and most valued partners has adopted IRIS. We know our continued collaboration will have a positive impact on the delivery of patient care around the world, especially now when access to clinical data is more important than ever.”

Using InterSystems IRIS Data Platform as the backbone of technology allows Epic customers to access larger datasets striving to improve physician access to crucial information and overall patient care. Additionally, InterSystems IRIS provides enhancements in asynchronous mirroring — a core functionality that is imperative for scalability and disaster recovery.

“InterSystems conducted rigorous testing with Epic across each stage of the development process to ensure a smooth transition to InterSystems IRIS and to maintain the highest level of performance for Epic’s customers,” says Gnau. “One of our key priorities throughout the entire process was to ensure that IRIS would be able to service applications well into the future and accommodate customers’ long-term scalability requirements.”

For more information on InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, please visit

About InterSystems

Established in 1978, InterSystems is the leading provider of data technology for extremely critical data in the healthcare, finance, and manufacturing and supply chain sectors. Its cloud-first data platforms solve scalability, interoperability, speed, and problems for large organizations around the globe. InterSystems also develops and supports unique managed services for hospital EMRs, unified care records for payers, communities, and nations, and laboratory information management systems. InterSystems is committed to excellence through its award-winning, 24×7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 25 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit

InterSystems PR Contact:

Jackie D’Andrea
InkHouse PR

Epic is a registered trademark of Epic Systems Corporation.


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