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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Cache Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Caché is an object and relational database management system and rapid application development environment. This technology allows organizations to process and analyze big data and develop web and mobile applications. Additionally, this technology has a multidimensional transaction engine that includes the ability to create distributed databases.

This entry includes all systems/instances of Caché, which include Database, Client-Application, Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)-Read Only, and Shadow systems.

The ongoing support for Caché is being reduced as the product has been replaced by InterSystems Intuitive Reliable Interoperative Scalable (IRIS) for Health. Any projects currently using Caché are therefore encouraged to migrate to IRIS for Health at their earliest possible convenience.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.6
Decision Date: 06/20/2023 at 15:18:28 UTC
Aliases: Caché, Caché for Vista, Cache for Vista
Introduced By: Extended Tool List (ETL)
Vendor Name: InterSystems
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/20/2023 at 15:18:28 UTC).