Can your data platform keep up with rising demands?
That’s an important question given the way changes in the healthcare ecosystem are causing the volume of concurrent database requests to soar. As your healthcare enterprise grows and you have more users needing access to vital data, how can you scale your health record databases in an efficient and cost-effective way?
InterSystems recently introduced a major new release of Caché and worked with performance engineers from Epic to put it to the test. The test engineers found that InterSystems Caché 2015.1 with Enterprise Cache Protocol (ECP) technology on the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family achieved nearly 22 million global references per second (GREFs) while maintaining excellent response times.
That’s more than triple the load levels they achieved using Caché 2013.1 on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. And it’s excellent news for Epic users who want a robust, affordable solution for scalable, data-intensive computing.
Intel, InterSystems, and Epic have created a short whitepaper describing these tests. I hope you’ll check it out. It provides a nice look at a small slice of the work Epic does to ensure reliable, productive experiences for the users of its electronic medical records software. Scalability tests such as these are just one part of Epic’s comprehensive approach to sizing systems, which includes a whole range of additional factors.
These test results also show that InterSystems’ work to take advantage of modern multi-core architectures is paying off with significant advances in ultra-high-performance database technology. Gartner identifies InterSystems as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, and Caché 2015.1 should only solidify its position as a leader in SQL/NoSQL data platform computing.
Intel’s roadmap shows that the next generation of the Intel Xeon processor E7 family is just around the corner. I’ll be very interested to see what further performance and scalability improvements the new platform can provide for Epic and Caché. Stay tuned!
Read the whitepaper.
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Learn more about the technologies
- InterSystems Caché Data Platform: www.intersystems.com
- Epic: http://www.epic.com/
- Intel Xeon Processor E7 Family: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-processor-e7-family.html
Peter Decoulos is a Strategic Relationship Manager at Intel Corporation
 InterSystems Recognized As a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS, October 16, 2014. http://www.intersystems.com/our-products/cache/intersystems-recognized-leader-gartner-magic-quadrant-operational-dbms/