InterSystems Official
· Aug 4, 2023

InterSystems announces General Availability of InterSystems IRIS, InterSystems IRIS for Health, & InterSystems Studio 2023.2

The 2023.2 releases of InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, InterSystems IRIS for Health, and InterSystems IRIS Studio are now Generally Available (GA).


2023.2 is a Continuous Delivery (CD) release. Many updates and enhancements have been added in 2023.2:

Private Web Server

Starting with this release:

  • Local InterSystems IRIS installation will no longer install the private web server. Access to the Management Portal and other built-in web applications will require configuration of a connection to an external web server. Installation will include the option to automatically configure the Apache web server (on all platforms except Microsoft Windows) and the IIS web server (on Microsoft Windows), if already installed.
  • InterSystems IRIS containers will no longer provide the private web server. Access to the Management Portal of containerized instances will require deployment of an associated Web Gateway container.

Enhancing Analytics and AI

Time Series Forecasting in IntegratedML: IntegratedML can now be used for predicting future values for one or more time-dependent variables. Check out to this video: Predicting Time Series Data with IntegratedML (4m)

InterSystems Reports 2023.2: InterSystems Reports 2023.2 incorporates Logi Reports v23.2. New capabilities include:

  • Increased functionality in Page Report Studio to enable customizations from Report Server.
  • Additional Bookmark management.

InterSystems Adaptive Analytics 2022.3: InterSystems Adaptive Analytics 2023.2 incorporates AtScale version 2023.2. New capabilities include:

  • Token-based authentication to support Microsoft PowerBI in Azure environment (as requested by InterSystems)
  • Scheduling of aggregate builds on a per-cube basis at convenient times for better performance management
  • Usage Metrics Dashboard.

Enhancing the Developer Experience

InterSystems SQL - Safe Query Cancellation: This release introduces a new command for InterSystems SQL to cancel running statements safely and reclaim any resources used by the statement, including memory and temporary space: CANCEL QUERY.

Enhancing Speed, Scale and Security

SQL Performance Improvements:  This release includes various performance enhancement across InterSystems SQL process which are 100% transparent to users:

  • The Global Iterator is an internal module that shifts much of the work traversing indices and data maps into the kernel, as opposed to leveraging ObjectScript.
  • The Adaptive Parallel Execution framework (APE) was first introduced for queries involving columnar storage: rather than preparing and executing separate parallel subqueries, APE generates parallel worker code into the same cached query class as the main query.

Kernel-Level Performance Improvements: This release includes several kernel-level performance improvements that transparently benefit customer applications:

  • Where possible, the global module now reads a set of physically contiguous big string blocks using a single, large IO operation. Big string blocks are used for storing long strings and columnar data.
  • Mirroring now uses large asynchronous IO operations to read and write journal files through the agent channel, leading to a significant increase in mirror agent throughput.

Enhancing Interoperability and FHIR

Multi-Threaded FHIR DataLoader:The FHIR DataLoader, HS.FHIRServer.Tools.DataLoader, has been enhanced to run as a multi-threaded process. This allows it to take advantage of parallel processing, which can increase the performance significantly, depending on available CPU resources.
Import NDJSON Using FHIR DataLoader: InterSystems IRIS for Health 2023.2 adds new functionality to import NDJSON bundles using the DataLoader. This is important for systems outputting data as Bulk FHIR.
Support for $everthing input parameter _since: The $everything input parameter _since is now supported for Patient and Encounter resource types.
Improved FHIR Indexing Performance: InterSystems IRIS for Health 2023.2 introduces enhancements to FHIR indexing performance.


Details on all the highlighted features are available through these links below:

In addition, check out this link for upgrade information related to this release.


As usual, Continuous Delivery (CD) releases come with classic installation packages for all supported platforms, as well as container images in Docker container format. For a complete list, refer to the Supported Platforms page.

Classic installation packages

Installation packages are available from the WRC's Continuous Delivery Releases page. Additionally, kits can also be found in the Evaluation Services website. InterSystems IRIS Studio is still available in the release, and you can get it from the WRC's Components distribution page.  


Container images for both Enterprise and Community Editions of InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health and all corresponding components are available from the InterSystems Container Registry web interface.
The build number for this release is 2023.

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