IRI Blog Articles

Diving Deeper into Data Management

 

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow at an unbelievable rate, and creates tremendous benefits and opportunities for society. With it grows the demand for products and services that control, manage, and protect the massive amounts of data streaming from all those network-connected devices.  But as they provide more and more advantages, and even […]

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This article covers the creation and use of remote server connections from IRI Workbench so you can run CoSort (Voracity), FACT, NextForm, FieldShield, or RowGen scripts on other computers. IRI Workbench is the graphical IDE client, built on Eclipse™, where you design and manage all IRI software jobs. Depending on your license agreement, your program’s […]

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When to Use Hadoop

February 16, 2017 Big Data
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In the last couple of years since this article about the use of IRI CoSort as a parallel data manipulation alternative to Hadoop, IRI released the Voracity platform to process in either paradigm. With its “map once, deploy anywhere” capability, Voracity can run many popular jobs for data transformation, masking, and test data generation in […]

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Incremental Data Replication in IRI Workbench

December 20, 2016 Data Migration
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Our first article on data replication in the IRI Workbench GUI for NextForm (DB edition) or Voracity demonstrated how to copy and transform data as it moved from Oracle to two targets. This article shows how to synchronize incrementally a production and backup table in separate databases. In this case, the production database is Oracle, […]

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Creating & Executing SQL Statements in IRI Workbench

December 20, 2016 Big Data
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Among the many database-centric features in IRI Workbench is the ability to create, modify, and execute SQL statements. These “SQL scrapbooking” features are available through the free Data Tools Platform (DTP) plug-in for Eclipse, which also supports IRI job wizards for database: profiling, searching, classification, E-R diagramming, and integrity checking integration, including ETL, pivoting, slowly […]

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Data Security Governance

December 1, 2016 Data Masking/Protection
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The Latest Data Risk Landscape It’s the end of 2016, and enterprise data continues to change rapidly in form, size, use, and residence. Rarely does it remain in siloed constructs anymore, limited to certain business units or untouched by the outside world. Data now freely crosses the prior conceived thresholds that limit business potential. It […]

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IoT & IRI – Aggregation on the Edge

November 30, 2016 Big Data
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As a follow-on to my introduction to IoT and MQTT, this article describes how device data collected from standard climate sensors and sent through an MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) server can be rapidly and inexpensively pre-aggregated by a single SortCL program (in IRI CoSort) on a tiny edge device or gateway. The resulting data […]

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Dynamic Data Masking via IRI Chakra Max

November 29, 2016 Data Masking/Protection
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IRI Chakra Max is data-centric audit and protection (DCAP) software for managing and protecting information in your databases. It does so through: Setting database access permissions Controlling SQL statements so only approved syntax on tables is allowed Masking sensitive data dynamically as it is extracted from a table In this article, we focus on the […]

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An Introduction to IoT & MQTT

November 18, 2016 Big Data
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This article introduces the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the popular, lightweight Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol for moving data from IoT devices into processing frameworks. These topics provide background for my subsequent article, which shows how IRI software could process that data on the edge with the CoSort SortCL program, […]

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Using Sonra Flexter to Process Complex XML Files in IRI Voracity

November 18, 2016 Data Masking/Protection
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Sonra recently demonstrated the processing of complex XML data in the IRI Voracity data management platform with the help of Sonra’s Flexter Data Liberator software. Flexter and Voracity are a match made in heaven. Flexter is great at converting complex files like XML into structured formats. IRI Voracity, through CoSort or Hadoop engines, excels at […]

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