InterSystems recently launched the 2015.1 release of its Caché database and associated Ensemble application integration platform, with which it continues to grow quietly thanks to its focus on embedded deployments in the healthcare sector. Given Caché’s support for SQL and growing support for JSON documents, it is now being positioned as a multi-model database, while InterSystems is taking steps to raise its profile via developer outreach.
The 451 Take
Given all the fuss about emerging NoSQL database providers, it is easy to forget about the existing non-relational database vendors. It is a long time since we checked in with InterSystems, and, to be honest, not a lot has changed; nevertheless, the company is not standing still. As noted, it continues to grow at a respectable rate and is generating revenue that most NoSQL specialists will only be able to dream about for the foreseeable future. The adoption of the multi-model term makes sense given the capabilities of Caché and the planned improvements to support documents and document collections, while lowering the barriers to adoption via a new IDE and developer outreach will also stand the company in good stead.