A recent report from Klas Enterprises, a research and consulting firm that specializes in monitoring the performance of healthcare IT vendors, compared Oracle's relational database to InterSystems' object-oriented database, Cache. The results created a stir in the ranks of the world's second largest database company.
For the report: "Application/Database Performance: A Comparison of Applications Based on Cache and Oracle", Klas contacted 110 organizations that use four well known applications, two based on InterSystems' database products and two based on Oracle's database products.
Overall, InterSystems rated better in all measures than Oracle did. More specifically, InterSystems rated better than Oracle in every satisfaction measurement, with the biggest Cache (InterSystems' object-oriented database) advantage appearing in the area of reliability.
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