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Andreas Dieckow · Oct 10, 2019

Full kit versions of InterSystems IRIS and InterSystems IRIS for Health for Developers!

InterSystems is pleased to announce a new Developer Download site providing full kit versions of InterSystems IRIS Community Edition and InterSystems IRIS for Health Community Edition.   These are available free of charge for application development use.


You can download directly from the InterSystems Developer Community by selecting Download InterSystems IRIS.

Those instances include a free built-in 13-month license.  They are limited to 10GB of user data, will run on machines up to 8 cores, support 5 concurrent connections and are supported for application development. Available Platforms: RedHat, Ubuntu, SUSE, Windows and macOS.


InterSystems IRIS and InterSystems IRIS for Health are also available in container format from the Docker Hub.


Please check here for information on how to get started, visit the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform page and the InterSystems IRIS for Health page on our website to learn more about our products, and visit the Developer resource page to get deeper with development.


If you previously registered for an InterSystems Login account (e.g. for the Developer Community or WRC Direct), you can use those credentials to gain access to the Developer Download.

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Hi Angelo!

This is a very good question. But there are community versions in containers on docker:

image name are for InterSystems IRIS:


and for InterSystems IRIS for Health:


Check this template app to start using this immediately.

Hi Evgeny,

thanks for informations, even though I already knew that, but there should be everything produced on the download site.

We will post container kits here as well. Those are released versions and not previews, that can be used for Development, but not for deployments.

I second having the conatiners available in the same place.

Also could you show the version number available before downloading and are these production releases or previews?


Thanks for your feedback!

In general, Developer Download always makes available the latest GA version of our two Community Edition products.  In this case we wanted to be able to launch by Global Summit and so we went with the Preview since 2019.1.1 kits were not full GA yet.  There are ongoing discussions about the pros/cons of making containers available here rather than people just fetching them directly from Docker.  We'll let you know the final decision!

Thanks for the clarification.

The fact that the current download is slightly different from the norm due to a Global Summit launch does highlight the need for a brief explanation of the version you are downloading though.

David - I completely agree.  It's an excellent suggestion and we'll get it put in place.

Hi David,  thanks for this suggestion.  File names that include full version strings are now visible prior to download.

Thanks for adding that, in the case of a preview it might be worth adding this to the "Notes" section to save cross referencing with release notifications or the usual downloads page.

David - FYI, the full Release Version of 2019.1.1 Community Editions is now available at

I was just able to install IRIS on an Apple MacBook Pro, with Parallels and Windows 10 Pro.  I installed the current FOIA VistA with about 8.2 GB of data.  Everything worked good until getting to the Taskman and RPC Broker startup.  This has always been an issue with the developer version from Intersystems.  It's almost enough users to bring up Taskman.  Not nearly enough to bring up Taskman and the RPC Broker.

It's great to have IRIS Studio.  Everything seems just like Cache with a new name.  Thanks Intersystems.

I just installed the IRIS for Windows (x86-64) 2021.1 (Build 215U) Wed Jun 9 2021 12:15:53 EDT [Health:3.3.0] ... and the license key expires 10/30/2021.  Where can I get a new license, or newer version?  I read where it should be for 13 months.   I could barely get started in 40 days...