Fast, Reliable Technology That Grows With You
May 18, 2022

Fast, Reliable Technology That Grows With You

David Hockenbroch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with InterSystems IRIS

We create ERP software primarily for the millwork industry. We need a database that performs well whether our customer has five end-users or a thousand. InterSystems IRIS (and before it, Cache) scale well both in performance and cost. It provides everything you need to create your own applications, including plenty of options for interoperability with other systems and built-in business intelligence tools. It is a multimodel database in which the various models are always synchronized. Even using its own prepackaged IDE, you are free to develop in ObjectScript, Python, SQL, javascript, and Java. For object-oriented programmers like me, it's very easy to pick up and learn everything you need to know.
  • Intuitive
  • Reliable
  • Interoperable
  • Scalable
  • Flexible
  • Licensing
  • Documentation of certain features
  • Pricing
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Interoperability
  • Fast Database Performance
  • Drastic increase in software performance
  • New features that have been added over the years have allowed us to add a lot of new capabilities
  • InterSystems customer support has been instrumental in keeping our customers happy and their systems up and running

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IRIS is well-suited to a wide range of applications, especially where database performance and scalability are a must. If you're in health care, this is definitely the product for you. There are versions of it with built-in support for a lot of healthcare industry standards. If you're only creating a very small application and aren't expecting it to grow, you're probably overshooting with IRIS, however even in those cases, there is a community edition that may be more appropriate.

InterSystems IRIS Feature Ratings

Version control tools
Not Rated
Test data generation
Not Rated
Performance optimization tools
Schema maintenance
Database change management
User management
Database security
Database status reporting
Change management