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Stefan Wittmann · Jul 1, 2020

InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2020.2 are GA (Generally Available)

GA releases are now published for the 2020.2 version of InterSystems IRIS, IRIS for Health, and IRIS Studio!

A full set of containers for these products are available from the WRC Software Distribution site, including community editions of InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health.

The build number for these releases is 2020.


InterSystems IRIS Data Platform 2020.2  provides an important security update with the following enhancements:

  • Support for TLS 1.3
  • Support for SHA-3


InterSystems IRIS for Health 2020.2 includes all of the enhancements of InterSystems IRIS. In addition, this release includes: 

  • FHIR R4 Data transformations
  • New configuration UI for the FHIR Server
  • Support for IHE RMU Profile
  • IHE Connectathon Updates


As this is a CD (Continuous Delivery) release, many customers may want to know the differences between 2020.2 and 2020.1. These are listed in the release notes:


Documentation can be found here:


InterSystems IRIS Studio 2020.2 is a standalone development image supported on Microsoft Windows. It works with InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health version 2020.2 and below, as well as with Caché and Ensemble.

The platforms on which InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2020.2 are supported for production and development are detailed in the Supported Platforms document.

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Hi Stefan,

I'm not seeing the 2020.2 distributions listed for the full kits on the WRC site. Do you know when they will be available?

Hi @Jeffrey Drumm ,

thanks for the catch, the wording was not clear and I have corrected the statement. 2020.2 is a CD release, which only contains container images, not full kits.



Full kits will not be available for this release?

Thank you for the clarification. I'm in the middle of a Cache/Ensemble on SUSE -> IRIS for Health on RHEL migration  and would prefer to be at the latest available release prior to go-live. But I guess I am, per the release schedule.

The Community Edition images for IRIS and IRIS for Health are now available in the Docker Store.  And we now offer the Community Edition for both x64 and ARM64 architectures. Try them out!

InterSystems IRIS:

docker pull store/intersystems/iris-community:2020.
docker pull store/intersystems/iris-community-arm64:2020.

InterSystems IRIS for Health:

docker pull store/intersystems/irishealth-community:2020. 
docker pull store/intersystems/irishealth-community-arm64:2020.

Great news about ARM support.

As tagged image can be provided with several architectures (example with 4) is there a reason why we separate the tags into community and community-arm?

As I understand, this functionality (as well as the ability to use default image tags such as 'openjdk' vs '/store/intersystems/...') is only available for Official Images ( that are published by Docker.  We are a verified publisher, and our images are Docker certified, but they are not published and maintained by Docker.

Are there any plans to bring the FHIR capabilities to the EM channel - 2020.1.x? While I appreciate the difference between CD/EM models, these FHIR updates could be critical for those of us that have to stick to the EM model (particularly the FHIR R4 and FHIR Server changes) without needing to wait until a 2021.x release.

There are no plans to integrate latest FHIR features into EM (Extended Maintenance) releases at this time, but we will be sure to let everyone know should our release plans change in the future.