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Fabiano Sanches · Jul 6

InterSystems IRIS, IRIS for Health, & HealthShare Health Connect 2022.2 developer preview 2 is published

Developer Preview releases are now available for the 2022.2 version of InterSystems IRIS, IRIS for Health, and HealthShare Health Connect.

This is the second in a series of releases that are part of the developer preview program for 2022.2 Future preview releases are expected to be updated biweekly and we will add features as they are ready.  This program allows us to get feedback on capabilities and enhancements as they're available.  You'll see below a list of enhancements that are targeted for 2022.2.  Some these are not included in this developer preview.  Look for those over the coming weeks.

We are eager to learn from your experiences with this new release ahead of its General Availability release. Please share your feedback through the Developer Community so we can build a better product together.

 InterSystems IRIS Data Platform 2022.2 is a continuous delivery (CD) release. Many updates and enhancements have been added in 2022.2, in SQL management, cloud integration, Kafka and JMS adapters, the SQL Loader, and other areas. There are also brand new capabilities, such as a new Rule Editor, and Columnar Storage, which are available trough the Early Access Program.

New in InterSystems IRIS Data Platform 2022.2 will be expanded support for both production and development platforms.  InterSystems IRIS will add support for:

  • Linux Red Hat 9.0 (Linux Red Hat 7.x support is being retired)
  • Ubuntu 22.04 (Ubuntu 18.04 support is being retired)

(NOTE: support for these platforms is not in the developer preview 2)

InterSystems IRIS for Health 2022.2 includes all of the enhancements of InterSystems IRIS. In addition, this release includes enhancements and updates to further extend the platform's extensive support for the FHIR® standard.

 HealthShare Health Connect 2022.2 includes all of the enhancements of InterSystems IRIS for Health, as applicable to integration engine use cases.

More details on all of these features are available using these links below:

CD releases come with classic installation packages for all supported platforms, as well as container images in OCI (Open Container Initiative) a.k.a. Docker container format.  For a complete list, please refer to the Supported Platforms document.

Installation packages and preview keys are available from the WRC's preview download site or through the evaluation services website (use the flag "Show Preview Software"to get access to 2022.2).

 Container images for the Enterprise Editions of InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health and all corresponding components are available from the InterSystems Container Registry using the following commands:

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris-arm64:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth-arm64:2022.2.0.281.0

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 InterSystems Container Registry using the following commands:

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris-community:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth-community:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris-community-arm64:2022.2.0.281.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth-community-arm64:2022.2.0.281.0

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

InterSystems IRIS Studio 2022.2 is a standalone IDE for use with Microsoft Windows and can be downloaded via the WRC's preview download site. It works with InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health version 2022.2 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.

The build number for this developer preview release is 2022.2.0.281.0.

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I decided to try Columnar Storage (IRIS CE):

Property As %String(STORAGEDEFAULT "columnar");

When compiling a class, I get the following error:

ERROR #15804: Columnar Storage (STORAGEDEFAULT=COLUMNAR) is not available with this license

I turn to the documentation to find out what's the matter:

If this feature is not available in the Community Edition, then it makes no sense for me to try it.
I just thought that in the preview version, all the features for testing are available.
But thanks anyway for the quick response.