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Data Points is a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services that features conversations with experts about new and exciting features of InterSystems products, as well as cutting-edge trends and topics in the tech industry today.

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Data Points is a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services that features conversations with experts about new and exciting features of InterSystems products, as well as cutting-edge trends and topics in the tech industry today.

    19. What's New in Version 2021.1 of InterSystems IRIS?

    19. What's New in Version 2021.1 of InterSystems IRIS?

    In this episode, Product Manager Benjamin De Boe helps us break down all of the new and exciting features and improvements in the 2021.1 release of InterSystems IRIS® data platform. Benjamin tells us about exciting new developments in analytics, business intelligence, machine learning, development gateways, FHIR capabilities, and more.
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.

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    18. InterSystems IRIS® FHIR® Accelerator Service

    18. InterSystems IRIS® FHIR® Accelerator Service

    In this episode, we chat with Regilo Souza and Patrick Jamieson about the InterSystems IRIS® FHIR® Accelerator Service, a turnkey FHIR solution that will empower FHIR application developers to build innovative applications using FHIR data. Then, we hear from Evgeny Shvarov about the developer contest coming up involving this new and exciting product.
    To learn more about the developer contest for the FHIR Accelerator Service, see here: https://community.intersystems.com/post/intersystems-fhir-accelerator-programming-contest
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.
     
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    Derek Robinson 00:00:02 Welcome to Data Points, a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Links can be found at datapoints.intersystems.com. I'm Derek Robinson. And on today's episode, I'll chat with Regilo Souza, Patrick Jamieson, and Evgeny Shvarov about the InterSystems IRIS® FHIR Accelerator Service and the upcoming developer contest around it.
    Derek Robinson 00:00:39 Welcome to the Data Points podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. On today's episode, we'll be talking about one of the new and emerging areas of the InterSystems product stack, which is the InterSystems IRIS® FHIR Accelerator Service. You'll sometimes hear the experts refer to this as FHIR as a Service during our conversation, and that really describes it well. This product provides FHIR® application developers with a turnkey solution for using FHIR data in their healthcare applications, without the overhead of building and supporting all of the FHIR infrastructure that would traditionally be required. For the first part of the episode today, I'll talk with Regilo and Patrick about the InterSystems IRIS® FHIR Accelerator Service, what it is, why it matters for developers, and what's coming throughout the preview and eventual release of this product. Then after that discussion, Evgeny will join us to talk about the Developer Community contest that he runs. The one coming up this month will focus around the FHIR Accelerator Service. So without further ado, let's hear from the experts.
    Derek Robinson  00:01:40 All right, and welcome to the podcast Regilo and Patrick. Thank you so much for joining us to talk about the InterSystems IRIS® FHIR Accelerator Service. So, we'll start with you, Regilo. First, kind of tell us a little bit about what the IRIS® FHIR Accelerator service is and what the vision is for this product.
    Regilo Souza 00:01:55 Hi there. Thank you for having us. Well, what we see in the market is that the healthcare sector has improved a lot in the last 20 years, modernizing the health information systems, but we still have a lot of silos inside and outside of the hospital or the health system itself. What we would like to do is be more inclusive, remove the silos, and provide a better way for our customers to the data, create a better healthcare response that we all would like to have. So basically what we want, and that's our vision, is unleash the creative data, so we can have better innovations.
    Derek Robinson 00:02:44 Right, so kind of removing barriers to be able to, you know, dry unleash that innovation for those application developers that are making kind of the healthcare applications that changed the world, really.
    Regilo Souza 00:02:54 Correct. So in my previous life, I worked in the World Health Organization, and I know how important it is to have right data in a timely fashion. And I always worry about the researchers, the care coordinators, the people

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    17. The Analytics & AI Landscape

    17. The Analytics & AI Landscape

    In this episode, Carmen Logue, Benjamin De Boe, and Thomas Dyar join the podcast to talk about the various features and products that fall within the Analytics & AI area of the InterSystems technology stack.
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.
     
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    Derek Robinson 00:00:02 Welcome to Data Points, a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Links can be found at datapoints.intersystems.com. I'm Derek Robinson. And on today's episode, I'll chat with Product Managers Carmen Logue, Benjamin De Boe, and Thomas Dyar about the overall analytics and AI technology stack at InterSystems, and how these products fit together.
    Derek Robinson 00:00:39 Welcome to the Data Points podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. On today's episode, we have a bit of a roundtable discussion for you with three guests that have each appeared on prior episodes of Data Points: Carmen Logue, Benjamin De Boe, and Thomas Dyar. These three are all Product Managers or specialists for different product and feature areas within the analytics and AI part of the InterSystems technology stack. In our conversation, we'll talk about what technologies exist in this area, how they fit together, how some customers may use these features, and more.
    Derek Robinson 00:01:15 Alright, so Carmen, Benjamin and Tom, thank you all for joining us on the podcast today. Why don't we start by introducing yourselves? I know you've all been on the podcast before in past episodes, but, Carmen, we'll start with you.
    Carmen Logue 00:01:24 Sure. Good to be here again. Yeah. My name is Carmen Logue, and I'm a Product Manager on the Database Platforms team here at InterSystems. And my focus is really on the kind of business intelligence reporting aspect of things, so that set of users.
    Derek Robinson 00:01:42 Cool. Benjamin?
    Benjamin De Boe 00:01:44 Hi, and thanks for having us. So my name is Benjamin De Boe. I've been with InterSystems for 10, almost 11 years, and I look after, within the Data Platforms Product Management team to look after data management subjects.
    Thomas Dyar 00:01:59 Yeah, my name is Tom Dyar, and I'm a Product Specialist, and I work in the same team as Carmen and Benjamin, but focusing on machine learning and AI within our database platform product.
    Derek Robinson  00:02:13 Nice, great. And so thank you all again for joining us. And of course we're still doing these remote interviews after all this time, but hopefully before long, we'll be able to have a real roundtable in person again, in our office. But so, starting with you, Benjamin, we're going to be talking about our AI and analytics offering within the InterSystems technology stack today. So, let's start out with just telling us a little bit about, give us a little overview of the AI and analytics offering that we have.
    Benjamin De Boe  00:02:38 It'll be one big overview today. Let's start with the beginning and maybe a little bit of a history because in a different life, I would have been a history teacher because we really evolved quite a bit over the past, say, four or five years. So, that has been an active process because we really started thinking about analytics and AI in a different way. So previously—again, say up to four or five years ago—we typically work closely with, development shops, with application partners that develop their applications, and we embedded select analytics capabilities inside of our platform so that they could take advantage of that in their application. So our audience was largely developers that then built something for their customers and those customers that went all the way from hospital information sys

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    16. A Cloud DBMS Visionary

    16. A Cloud DBMS Visionary

    In this episode, hear from Jeff Fried — the director of product management for data platforms at InterSystems — about InterSystems being named a visionary in Gartner's first ever magic quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.
     
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:
     
    Derek Robinson 00:00:02 Welcome to Data Points, a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Links can be found at datapoints.intersystems.com. I'm Derek Robinson. And on this episode, I'll chat with Jeff Fried, the Director of Product Management for Data Platforms at InterSystems, about InterSystems being named a vision in Gartner's new cloud DBMS Magic Quadrant.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:00:39 Welcome to Data Points by InterSystems Learning Services. Hopefully you've had a happy beginning to 2021. In this episode, our first of the new year, I'll be chatting with Jeff Fried about a recognition InterSystems recently received, and what it means from a technology standpoint. Now you may have seen in other materials that InterSystems has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Operational Database Management Systems for the second year in a row. This has been mentioned at our Global Summits and our Virtual Summits, and it's something that InterSystems is definitely proud of. While that  recognition holds a lot of weight, there's another one that's very new related to Gartner that I'll be talking to Jeff about, and that's being named a visionary in Gartner's first ever Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:01:29 All right. And welcome to the podcast Jeff Fried, our Director of Product Management for Data Platforms here at InterSystems. Jeff, thanks so much for joining us.
     
    Jeff Fried 00:01:36 I'm delighted, Derek. It's always good to talk to you.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:01:37 Of course. So today we're talking about some topics around Gartner and the Magic Quadrant, specifically for Gartner. So over the past two years, both 2019 and 2020, InterSystems has been named a Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Operational Database Management Systems, or ODBMS. That info has been displayed a lot in our marketing a lot in our website, even in our learning materials, at conferences, everything else. But one of the new things for 2020 is that Gartner released their first ever Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems. And InterSystems has been named a visionary in that Magic Quadrant, which is really exciting and interesting. So as the Director of Product Management for Data Platforms, can you tell us a little bit about what that recognition means from a technology standpoint for InterSystems?
     
    Jeff Fried 00:02:27 Sure. I'll start just by parsing what you said, which is that Gartner as a big market analyst firm has a variety of these things. The Customers' Choice is really exactly that; it's talking to customers and getting their perspective and it's really, really gratifying to get such top marks. So that's really real-world mileage. How well does our support work? How well does the product work in production? The Magic Quadrants And the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Systems is the first time.  Historically they have had a different thing for operational database, if you will, transactional stuff, and one for analytic databases, which is much more the OLAP and the analysis kind of tools. And this is the first time that they're together. And it's also the first time that it's explicitly cloud. So from a technology standpoint, that's a lot, and being a visionary there is very exciting. The an

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    15. Writing ObjectScript in VS Code

    15. Writing ObjectScript in VS Code

    In this episode, hear about the InterSystems ObjectScript extension in Visual Studio Code that allows developers to easily connect to their InterSystems IRIS instances and write ObjectScript in a familiar and lightweight environment. Product Manager Raj Singh joins Zack Krowiak to discuss this topic in detail!
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.
     
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:
    Derek Robinson 00:00:02 Welcome to Data Points, a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Links can be found at datapoints.intersystems.com. I'm Derek Robinson. And on today's episode, you'll hear an interview between Zack Krowiak and Raj Singh about the ObjectScript extension in Visual Studio Code.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:00:39 Welcome to Episode 15 of Data Points by InterSystems Learning Services. If you caught our last episode, you heard about the Experience Labs that we held during Virtual Summit. If any of those caught your interest, be on the lookout — we're converting those labs into exercises that will be available in our learning catalog. So you can head over to learning.intersystems.com to check it out. In today's episode, my colleague Zack Krowiak will interview Product Manager Raj Singh. Raj is a Product Manager for the Developer Experience here at InterSystems. And one topic that falls squarely into that area is the ObjectScript extension for Visual Studio Code. This extension allows developers to work seamlessly in a familiar, free, and lightweight IDE like VS Code. So without further ado, here's Zack's interview with Raj.
     
    Zack Krowiak 00:01:27 All right. Raj Singh, welcome to the podcast. Thank you so much for joining us.
     
    Raj Singh 00:01:31 Thanks for having me.
     
    Zack Krowiak 00:01:33 Yeah, so let's get started. So could you start by talking a little bit about how this project evolved from an open-source project, with Dmitriy, to a community collaboration with InterSystems?
     
    Raj Singh 00:01:43 Yeah, so it was, this is pretty much a new process for InterSystems. We dipped our toes in the water earlier in 2019 with some open-source releases around iKnow and some other smaller things, less visible, but tackling an IDE, which is something all of our developers touch almost every day, if not multiple times a day, was a big commitment. A lot went into that decision, but that was partly mitigated by the fact that the ObjectScript extension that Dmitriy Maslennikov had already launched, had already shown a lot of popularity. There was hundreds of installs. People were using it every day. So from that perspective, it wasn't too scary. But just from a process perspective, we bank our reputation on sterling customer support and reliability, and so those kinds of things are easier to achieve when you have more control. So going to embracing open-source introduced a lot of degrees of freedom that we didn't know if we could be comfortable with. So we went into this with a good amount of research that showed that Visual Studio Code was a really solid platform. Very popular. Developers were coming to it in droves — first development platform to garner over 50% usage rate across the whole developer ecosystem, that I've ever seen, in years and decades, probably. So there are a lot of strong signs pointing to Visual Studio Code being a terrific platform to build upon. And then we had some of those signals that the ObjectScript extension that Dmitriy had created was also a good place for us to start. And so we went into the spring with the decision to try this out, and we would see how it would go in terms of our culture fitting in with the community culture, and having that collab

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    14. Previewing Virtual Summit Experience Labs

    14. Previewing Virtual Summit Experience Labs

    In this episode, you'll hear about the experience labs that are planned for the 2020 Virtual Summit!
    For more information about Data Points, visit https://datapoints.intersystems.com.
     
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:
    Derek Robinson 00:00:02 Welcome to Data Points, a podcast by InterSystems Learning Services.
    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Links can be found at datapoints.intersystems.com. I'm Derek Robinson. And on today's episode, I'll be giving you a preview of the five different Experience Labs created by Learning Services that you can look forward to at the 2020 Virtual Summit.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:00:40 Welcome to Episode 14 of Data Points by InterSystems Learning Services. In this episode, it'll just be me, no guests on the podcast today. Our whole team here in Online Learning always ramps up during the summer every year, in preparation for the Global Summit. Many of you listening have probably attended Global Summits in the past. Every year it's a chance for InterSystems partners and customers to come together and learn, collaborate, and network, and share their experiences with InterSystems products and anything else in their careers. Of course, given the global pandemic, things are different this year; everything's virtual, and thus it is the 2020 Virtual Summit that's happening this year in October and early November. Links in the podcast description will get you to the important information. But today I want to run through the five different Experience Labs that our team has been working on and will be offering at this year's Virtual Summit.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:01:31 Experience Labs are something that you may have attended at past summits if you have frequented Global Summits in the past for InterSystems. They're designed to be 45-minute hands-on exercises that typically focus on a new and exciting feature within the InterSystems stack of technologies. The five labs that we're offering this year cover the topics of FHIR, IntegratedML, Visual Studio Code and ObjectScript, InterSystems Reports, and HealthShare Provider Directory. So let's start with FHIR. Formally, this one's called Building FHIR Applications with InterSystems API Manager. This lab is meant for healthcare developers. In the exercise, you'll learn how to use InterSystems API Manager to view APIs to write FHIR applications. More specifically, the application that you build in this exercise will query for observations that may predict the severity and progression of COVID-19, retrieving data from a FHIR server over REST. So it's a topical use case for sure. InterSystems IRIS for Health provides a base FHIR server implementation with a FHIR resource repository. And for this exercise, we've pre-configured a FHIR R4 server on an IRIS for Health instance, pre-populating its FHIR resource repository with some sample patient data. And notably, this lab has already been taken by some people, and one person remarked that it's a three-for-one lab, meaning that you get FHIR, IRIS for Health, and API Manager, all in one. So that's pretty cool. The team working on the FHIR lab has consisted of Craig Lee, Patrick Jamieson, Jenny Ames, Adam Coppola, and Duong Do.
     
    Derek Robinson 00:03:02 Next up, we have Hands-On with IntegratedML. If you attend other sessions at Virtual Summit, you're bound to come across IntegratedML as one of the new features being discussed. This lab is designed for developers who have a good grasp of SQL and want to integrate machine learning into their applications. The exercise will guide you through the steps, all of which are simple SQL commands with very familiar syntax, to create, train, and execute a predictive model on a set of patient data to predict patient readmission

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