InterSystems provides high performance software products targeted for IT organisations and independent software vendors. Gartner is a world leader in IT market research.
InterSystemsâ positioning in the Magic Quadrant is based on its Ensemble universal integration platform. Launched in late 2003, Ensemble is the only integration platform to incorporate the functionality of an integration server, application server, high performance object database and a unified development and management environment in a single, architecturally consistent product.
The Magic Quadrant research identifies vendors active in the integration middleware market and characterises their roles in the industry as of May 2004. According to Gartner, "visionaries understand the market and customer requirements well, but have a smaller installed base and often have fewer assets committed to the pursuit of this market than leaders." Vendor positioning in this Magic Quadrant "considers a broad combination of application integration requirements, spanning B2B and internal application integration scenarios," according to Gartner.
The research gives equal weight to data consistency integration, multi-step processes that tie applications together and composite applications, which Gartner describes as the "three major integration styles."
In addition to offering Ensemble, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÃ post-relational database. Trevor Matz, InterSystems Managing Director, Application Integration, says "we consider InterSystemsâ positioning in the visionary quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant to be a reflection of the unique and comprehensive nature of our Ensemble universal integration platform. We expect Ensemble to achieve the same high level of market acceptance that our CACHÃ post-relational database enjoys around the world."