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Jeffrey Fried · Jan 27, 2020

InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2020.1 preview is published

Preview releases are now available for the 2020.1 version of InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health!

 Kits and Container images are available via the WRC's preview download site.

The build number for these releases is 2020.  (Note: first release was build 197, updated to 199 on 2/12/20)


 InterSystems IRIS Data Platform 2020.1  has many new capabilities including: 

  • Kernel Performance enhancements, including reduced contention for blocks and cache lines
  • Universal Query Cache - every query (including embedded & class ones) now gets saved as a cached query
  • Universal Shard Queue Manager - for scale-out of query load in sharded configurations
  • Selective Cube Build - to quickly incorporate new dimensions or measures
  • Security improvements, including hashed password configuration
  • Improved TSQL support, including JDBC support
  • Dynamic Gateway performance enhancements
  • Spark connector update
  • MQTT support in ObjectScript 

(NOTE: this preview build does not include TLS 1.3 and OpenLDAP updates, which are planned for General Availability)


InterSystems IRIS for Health 2020.1 includes all of the enhancements of InterSystems IRIS. In addition, this release includes:

  • In-place conversion to IRIS for Health
  • HL7 Productivity Toolkit including Migration Tooling and Cloverleaf conversion
  • X12 enhancements
  • FHIR R4 base standard support


As this is an EM (Extended Maintenance) release, customers may want to know the differences between 2020.1 and 2019.1.  These are listed in the release notes:


Draft documentation can be found here:


The platforms on which InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2020.1 are supported for development and production are detailed in the Supported Platforms document.

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Hi Jeff! What are the Docker image tags for Community Editions? 

I've just uploaded the Community Editions to the Docker Store (2/13-updated with new preview build):

docker pull store/intersystems/iris-community:2020.
docker pull store/intersystems/irishealth-community:2020.

Will native install kits be available for the Community Editions as well?

Yes, full kit versions of the 2020.1 Community Edition Preview are available through the WRC download site as well.

I'm getting this error when I attempt to access the link ...

I get the same result using your suggested method, Brendan.

I'm not technically a customer; I work for a Services Partner of ISC. I am a DC Moderator though (if that carries any weight) so it would be nice to keep abreast of the new stuff laugh

OK I needed to do one more click, your Org does not have a support contract so you can't have access to these pages, sorry.

Maybe Learning Services could help you out but I can't grant you access to the kits on the WRC.

Hello Jeffrey,

We're currently working on IRIS for Health 20.1 build 197, and we were wondering what fixes or additions went to latest build 199. Intesystems used publish all fixes with each FT build version, is there such list?  

Thank you


Hi Yuriy -

Thanks for pointing this out.   We did not prepare a list for this, but I did make a comment on this thread, including verifying that none of these changes impacts any published API.  If there is a change resolving an issue you reported through the WRC, you'll see that this is resolved via the normal process.   We will be publishing detailed changenotes with the GA release.


The Preview has been updated with build 2020.   This includes a variety of changes, primarily corrections for issues found under rare conditions in install, upgrade, and certain distributed configurations.    None of these changes impacts any published API.

Thank you for working with the preview and for your feedback!