Caché 5 Adds Vertical Appeal

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-12-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Component-oriented technologies and the hierarchical XML data format have natural synergies with databases that allow developers to store complex objects in their original formats.

Component-oriented technologies (such as Java 2 Enterprise Edition and .Net Framework) and the hierarchical XML data format have natural synergies with databases that allow developers to store complex objects in their original formats.

These synergies are boosting the fortunes of databases that have engine-level support for nonrelational data types.

InterSystems hybrid object-relational database, Caché 5, slated to start shipping this week, is working to expand its place in the market. This major update adds high-performance bit-map indices, a new query API based on Simple Object Access Protocol, XML data import and export capabilities, and support for Enterprise JavaBean bean-managed persistence.

The bit-map index system allows a bit-map index block to be updated without locking, which permits faster updates in transactional applications, something that should appeal to the companys financial services customers.

The database is also popular in health care fields because of the complex data types used there.

"Were, in the grand scheme of things, a relatively small company," said Paul Grabscheid, vice president of strategic planning at InterSystems, in Cambridge, Mass. "For us to be successful, we have to be a specialist: high performance, great scalability for transaction processing—the more complex the application, the better."

 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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