InterSystems IRIS® data platform supports two lightweight Python APIs that provide direct access to InterSystems IRIS databases via relational tables or multidimensional storage:
- PyODBC lets your application quickly retrieve, update, and delete data.
- The Native API for Python lets your application directly access the underlying data structure within InterSystems IRIS (known as globals) as well as call ObjectScript methods and routines.
Watch the video to review ways to connect your application to InterSystems IRIS, and try the exercise below to use PyODBC and the Native API for Python to connect to InterSystems IRIS.
Note: Python is only available on InterSystems IRIS v2019.2+.