InterSystems Delivers Major New Feature Set For CACHÉ High-Performance Object Database

InterSystems Corporation today introduced a number of innovative technology additions to its InterSystems CACHÉ ® high-performance object database. Available now, the new features provide enhanced reporting, Web services security and system management and monitoring. "Delivering these capabilities illustrates our commitment to responding to the requests of our global customer base for the features they currently rate as most wanted and needed for their overall success," said Robert Nagle, InterSystems Vice President of Software Development.

InterSystems develops innovative database, integration, and business intelligence products. Known worldwide as a highly scalable object database for transactional systems, CACHÉ handles SQL queries faster than relational databases and enables rapid Web application development.

Delivering Next-Level Capabilities

Major enhancements to CACHÉ include:

  • Built-in Reporting—New Zen reports built into CACHÉ completely eliminate reliance on expensive external reporting tools. Developers have easy access to advanced reporting capabilities and IT departments realize significant cost savings. For large enterprises, those savings can mount up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Reports can be generated in HTML, .PDF and PostScript formats and can be viewed in a browser or printed in hardcopy form. Changes can be developed easily and rapidly to ensure fast response to user requests for new reports.
  • Web Services Security—CACHÉ extends its support for the WS-Security 1.1 standard. Recognized industry-wide as a foundation for developing secure distributed applications and Web services, WS-Security is specified by many complex, highly detailed documents that often require weeks of study before development can begin. In sharp contrast, InterSystems ' implementation of WS-Security 1.1 enables development of pragmatic, easy-to-create, highly secure Web services that can be rapidly completed while ensuring standard adherence. As a result, critical security features including digital signatures, key encryption, creation of X.509 certificates and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) assertion tokens are easily and quickly implemented.
  • Superior System Management—Multiple new features make system management more comprehensive as well as easier to implement. New levels of validation, increased documentation, and more extensive system information are now available to ensure that system configuration is valid and that integrity is maintained. The IPv6 standard has been implemented and database truncation to enable recapturing needed space, an embeddable installation process to simplify system provisioning and user interface improvements for the system management portal are also included.

The reaction from early adopters of the new features has been very positive. For example, Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI) is leveraging Zen reports in one of its core applications. BRLI is the third largest full service laboratory in the U.S., a national provider for diagnostic servies in oncology, Women's Health and genetics, and the largest independent laboratory in the Northeastern market. "We're using Zen reports to produce standard and graphical PDF reports, labels and forms…none of which were possible with our legacy system," said Mike Senatore, Application Development Manager. "The reports are easy to produce, which saves a lot of time, and they have a consistent look and feel. Feedback from internal users and external customers has been very positive," Senatore continued. "Moreover, the Zen reports eliminate any need for external reporting, which has a positive impact on our bottom line."

Database Performance Faster than Ever

"All of these enhancements are complemented by performance improvements in class compilation, XML handling, de-journaling, namespace activation and other areas," Nagle said. "The improved performance underlines our corporate standard which specifies that every CACHÉ release should be faster than the previous offering, regardless of how many or what types of new capabilities are added. Our customer base expects and appreciates our commitment to meeting that standard," he added.


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