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InterSystems First Looks

First Looks are brief documents providing hands-on experiences with key InterSystems IRIS® technologies and options. Many can be done on a free evaluation instance; just click the TRY IT icon to learn how to get one! All can be done on a licensed InterSystems IRIS instance.

The InterSystems IRIS documentationOpens in a new tab provides detailed information on all of the topics explored in the First Looks.


Introduces InterSystems Cloud Manager and shows you how to use it to deploy InterSystems products in a public cloud.

Introduces Docker containers and running InterSystems products in containers.

Guides the user through a single-instance installation of InterSystems IRIS for use with First Looks.


Introduces the crash recovery, high availability, and disaster recovery capabilities of InterSystems products.

Interoperability Productions

Introduces the DTL Editor and how to transform data into a different format within an interoperability production.

Introduces the Managed File Transfer (MFT) feature, which enables easy inclusion of a third-party file transfer service directly into an InterSystems interoperability production.

Development Environments

Explains how to connect an IDE to an InterSystems IRIS instance.


Introduces role–based access control in InterSystems products: quick facts and a chance to try it for yourself.

Introduces using an LDAP server to authenticate and assign privileges to users of InterSystems products.

Provides a brief, simple, hands-on introduction to InterSystems database encryption tools.

Introduces public-key cryptography, Certificate Authorities (CAs), and PKI as available in InterSystems products.

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