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 window 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 use of distributed caching enabled by ECP to scale for user volume.
Introduces sharding and how it can be used to scale InterSystems-based applications for data volume.
Introduces the crash recovery, high availability, and disaster recovery capabilities of InterSystems products.
Explains how to connect an IDE to an InterSystems IRIS instance.
Java and JDBC
Introduces connecting to InterSystems databases via JDBC: quick facts, a look at shared memory connections, and a chance to try it for yourself.
Introduces how to access InterSystems globals from a Java application using InterSystems IRIS Native.
Introduces how to store and retrieve persistent Java objects using the XEP object persistence API: quick facts, a hands-on demo, and comparison with other Java persistence options.
Introduces the ability of InterSystems products to interoperate with Java components through the Java Gateway.
.NET and ODBC
Introduces connecting to InterSystems databases via ODBC.
Demonstrates how to access InterSystems globals from a .NET application using IRIS Native.
Introduces connecting to InterSystems products via the InterSystems ADO.NET Managed Provider.
Introduces how to store and retrieve persistent .NET objects using the XEP object persistence API: quick facts and a hands-on demo.
Introduces working with the InterSystems .NET Gateway.
Introduces the ObjectScript language and shows how it can be used to access data in multiple ways.
Introduces the concept of globals, the underlying storage structure for the InterSystems IRIS data platform.
Introduces InterSystems SQL, the usage of common SQL statements with InterSystems products, and a unique way to optimize query performance.
Introduces InterSystems SQL query optimization techniques.
Introduces developing REST interfaces in InterSystems products to provide access to databases and applications.
Introduces the Managed File Transfer (MFT) feature, which enables easy inclusion of a third-party file transfer service directly into an InterSystems interoperability production.
Introduces the DTL Editor and how to transform data into a different format within an interoperability production.
Introduces support for SQL text search, which provides semantic context searching of unstructured text data.
Introduces support for Natural Language Processing (NLP) text analytics, which provides semantic analysis of unstructured text data in a variety of natural languages.
Introduces how InterSystems IRIS implements and complements a UIMA analysis pipeline.
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.