InterSystems Official
· Apr 8, 2021

InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2020.4 are now Generally Available (GA)

GA releases are now available for the 2020.4 version of InterSystems IRIS, InterSystems IRIS for Health and InterSystems IRIS Studio.

InterSystems IRIS Data Platform 2020.4 makes it even easier to develop, deploy and manage augmented applications and business processes that bridge data and application silos. It has many new capabilities including:

Enhancements for application and interface developers, including:

  • Support for Java SE 11 LTS, both when using Oracle OpenJDK and AdoptOpenJDK
  • Support for Connection Pooling for JDBC
  • A new "foreach" action in routing rules for segmented virtual documents

Enhancements for database and system administrators, including:

  • ICM now supports deploying System Alerting and Monitoring (SAM) and InterSystems API Manager (IAM)
  • Extensions to our SQL syntax for common administrative tasks
  • Simplified deployment for InterSystems Reports

InterSystems IRIS for Health 2020.4 includes all of the enhancements in InterSystems IRIS 2020.4. In addition, this release includes

  • Enhanced FHIR support, including support for FHIR profiles
  • Support for the RMD IHE profile
  • DataGate support in the HL7 Migration Tooling  


 More details on these features can be found in the product documentation:


As this is a Continuous Delivery (CD) release, it is only available in OCI (Open Container Initiative) a.k.a. Docker container format.  Container images are available for OCI compliant run-time engines for Linux x86-64 and Linux ARM64, as detailed in the Supported Platforms document.

Container images for the Enterprise Edition and all corresponding components are available from the InterSystems Container Registry using the following commands:

docker pull
docker pull

For a full list of the available images, please refer to the ICR documentation.


Container images for the Community Edition can also be pulled from the Docker store using the following commands:

docker pull store/intersystems/iris-community:2020.4.0.547.0
docker pull store/intersystems/iris-community-arm64:2020.4.0.547.0
docker pull store/intersystems/irishealth-community:2020.4.0.547.0
docker pull store/intersystems/irishealth-community-arm64:2020.4.0.547.0

Alternatively, tarball versions of all container images are available via the WRC's CD download page.

Our corresponding listings on the main cloud marketplaces will be updated in the next few days.


InterSystems IRIS Studio 2020.4 is a standalone IDE for use with Microsoft Windows and can be downloaded via the WRC's components download page. It works with InterSystems IRIS and InterSystems IRIS for Health version 2020.4 and below. InterSystems also supports the VSCode-ObjectScript plugin for developing applications for InterSystems IRIS with Visual Studio Code, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and MacOS.

Other standalone InterSystems IRIS 2020.4 components, such as the ODBC driver and web gateway, are also available from the WRC's components download page.

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And we updated the images with ZPM 0.2.14 too:






And to launch IRIS do:

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/iris-community:2020.

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/iris-community:2020.4.0.547.0-zpm

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/iris-ml-community:2020.3.0.302.0-zpm

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:2020.

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:2020.4.0.547.0-zpm

And for terminal do:

docker exec -it my-iris iris session IRIS

and to start the control panel:


To stop and destroy container do:

docker stop my-iris