InterSystems Announces Winners of 2011 Innovator Awards

InterSystems Corporation, which develops and markets advanced integration, database and business intelligence technologies, has announced the winners of its 2011 Innovator Awards, which recognize those who use InterSystems technologies in new ways to create innovative applications and integration solutions. Winners were recognized at the InterSystems Global Summit 2011 conference.

Optalert, based in Melbourne, Australia, was awarded the first-place prize for its OPTALERT Fatigue Risk Profiler. The software-as-a-service solution leverages multiple advanced technologies included in the InterSystems CACHÉ high performance object database to display real-time data on vehicle driver alertness that is gathered with the OPTALERT Alertness Monitoring System.  Drivers see their alertness score inside the cab of their vehicles, and the easy-to-understand graphic user display of the Fatigue Risk Profiler enables managers and control room operators to simultaneously identify, track and monitor the fatigue risk profile of many drivers. As a result, companies and individuals are better able to reduce the human, emotional, and financial cost of workplace fatigue related accidents, particularly in the transport and mining industries.

Second-place honors went to Credit Suisse for its AGORA Global Equity Trading Order Management platform. The AGORA marketplace put InterSystems CACHÉ to work in a new way to handle high trading volumes-the third highest in the world. Credit Suisse made use of CACHÉ as an in-memory database and distributed cache, enabling AGORA to insert/update 25,000 transactions per second into the database. Tangible benefits realized from the CACHÉ-based AGORA implementation include a 10-fold increase in throughput and capacity, reduced latency and cost per trade, and a 50% reduction in data center costs.

Winner of the third-place Innovator Award was Mater Health Services, an organization that manages seven hospitals located in Brisbane, Australia. The Mater Electronic Health Record (EHR) Platform addresses the challenge of creating a consolidated view of information residing in multiple specialized systems that are built on a variety of technologies.  Mater used an array of InterSystems CACHÉ and InterSystems Ensemble features and capabilities to build a fast, reliable EHR system and to integrate diverse applications with that system so that 500,000 patients annually can receive efficient, high-quality care.

The Student Innovator Award went to a team from Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (WHZ), University of Applied Sciences in Germany.  Their CommIT Health application uses InterSystems CACHÉ and InterSystems Ensemble to implement a modular architecture to accomplish multiple critical tasks tied to healthcare delivery. These include enabling use of ID cards to retrieve healthcare records across different systems, integration of healthcare data across multiple hospitals and nursing facilities, eliminating redundant manual data entry, and mapping geriatric care. The CommIT Health solution provides the seamless data needed for optimal healthcare delivery.

InterSystems products include InterSystems Ensemble, a platform for integration and the development of connectable applications, InterSystems DeepSee, software that makes it possible to embed real-time business intelligence capabilities in transactional applications,  InterSystems CACHÉ,  a high-performance object database, and  InterSystems HealthShare, a platform for healthcare informatics. For more information, visit