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IRI Delivers Fast Extract (FACT) in Eclipse

Very Large Database (VLDB) Unload Tool Gets Powerful GUI Front-End

Melbourne, Fla. (November 4, 2011) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, has released its Fast Extract (FACT) utility in the IRI Workbench, an Eclipse plug-in that already supports CoSort for big data transformation, and FieldShield for data masking functions in PII and PHI environments. (more...)

IRI Introduces Targeted Data Security in Eclipse

FieldShield v2 Features New Job Wizard and Field Protection Dialogs

Melbourne, Fla. (August 24, 2011) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, is leveraging the powerful graphical development environment of Eclipse in its next release of FieldShield for masking data in flat files and database tables. (more...)

CoSort 9.5 Achieves Chiphopper Certification

IBM Confirms IRI Software for Use on i, p, x, and z Series Hardware Platforms

Melbourne, Fla. (May 12, 2011) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of data transformation software, has achieved Chiphopper certification from IBM for the latest release of its flagship software package, CoSort v9.5.1. (more...)

IRI Builds Graphical Workbench on Eclipse for Big Data & PII Security

IDE Facilitates Job Design, Metadata Management, and Remote Execution

Melbourne, Fla. (January 10, 2011) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, will bundle an Eclipse graphical user interface (GUI) with its product line. (more...)

CoSort and Other IRI Tools to Process DB Data Directly

ODBC Support Allows Transforms, Migrations, Protections, and Reports on Tables

Melbourne, Fla. (October 15, 2010) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leader in big data manipulation software since 1978, is enabling its flagship CoSort package to directly handle data in relational database management systems (RDBMS) through open database connectivity (ODBC) drivers. (more...)

IRI Announces FieldShield v1.5 for Database and Multi-Byte Data Users

Update to Data Security Tool Also Features Format-Preserving Encryption

Melbourne, Fla. (July 7, 2010) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of data transformation software, is now shipping version 1.5 of FieldShield®, the world's first cross-platform field-level encryption and masking software for flat files. (more...)

IRI Software Solves 'Endian' Problem

New Tools to Process Data in Different Byte Orders Across Platforms

Melbourne, Fla. (April 27, 2010) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), Inc., announced that it has solved a problem inherent with migrating data across different endian architectures (e.g. a binary file created on a mainframe but read on a PC). (more...)

IRI Introduces New Data Protection Software

IRI Delivers Targeted Data Encryption, Masking

Melbourne, Fla. (April 6, 2010) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), Inc., has released the world's first cross-platform, data-centric protection utility for files. FieldShield protects personally identifying information (PII) in flat files down to the field level, according to business rules.  (more...)

IRI Upgrades High-Volume Data Migration Tool

NextForm v2 GUI Controls Multiple File, Field Conversions

Melbourne, Fla. (March 9, 2010) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of data manipulation software, is now shipping release 2 of NextForm, for large file and data type conversions. (more...)

IRI Affirms Partnership with Micro Focus

Strategic Alliance Speeds Processing, Migration, and Protection of COBOL Data

Melbourne, Fla. (November 16, 2009) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, is marking the tenth year of a technology and business partnership with Micro Focus, a leading provider of COBOL compilers and development software based in the United Kingdom. (more...)

IRI Building First Field-Level Security Product for Files

FieldShield Will Protect Sensitive Data on Unix and Windows

Melbourne, Fla. (May 13, 2009) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data manipulation software, announced it will deliver the field-level protection functions now available in its flagship CoSort package in a specialized utility for the information security industry called FieldShield. (more...)

IRI Software to Support HP BladeSystem Matrix

Big Data Processing & Security Tools Will Run in New Adaptive Infrastructure

Melbourne, Fla. (April 20, 2009) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of high-performance, high-volume data transformation software since 1978, today announced that its flagship CoSort package and related tools will run within the HP BladeSystem Matrix. (more...)

IRI Expands Reach in Europe and Latin America

Big Data Tools Expand Reach in Benelux and Latin America

Melbourne, Fla. (January 19, 2009) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, is announcing new partner office appointments for product licensing, support, and professional services capabilities in both developed and emerging markets. (more...)

IRI Announces New Alliance with HP

IRI Joins HP Infrastructure Partner Program

Melbourne, Fla. (December 5, 2008) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, has allied with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to raise the visibility of CoSort on HP servers worldwide. IRI's flagship CoSort package manipulates large amounts of data on HP-UX systems across multiple industry segments, but its visibility within HP corporate has heretofore been focused mostly on mainframe-to-Unix migrations. (more...)

IRI, The CoSort Company, Marks 30 Years

BeyeNETWORK Interview Spotlights Innovations in Big Data Manipulation

Denver, Co. (July 8, 2008) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., an independent software vendor (ISV) based in Melbourne, FL, has just recorded its 30th year in the software industry - and in the business of high-volume sorting and data manipulation in particular. (more...)

IRI, The CoSort Company, Joins Mainframe Migration Alliance

CoSort Helps Move Legacy Systems to More Agile Platforms

Melbourne, Fla. (May 28, 2008) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), The CoSort Company (www.iri.com), has joined the Mainframe Migration Alliance (MMA), a group of companies working to help enterprises migrate mainframe processing to the Microsoft® Platform. (more...)

Advanced Test Data Software Available

RowGen Version 2 Simulates and Protects Real Data

Melbourne, Fla. (April 22, 2008) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), developer of the CoSort data manipulation suite for open systems, is now shipping RowGen Version 2: test data software for application development, load testing and outsourcing. RowGen eliminates the need for testing with real data, and overcomes traditional limits of low load volumes and inaccurate data. (more...)

Fast Extract for Oracle Ships on Windows

Bulk Unload Tool for Data Warehousing Runs on Win2K/3, XP, and Vista

Melbourne, Fla. (September 25, 2007) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), makers of the high-performance CoSort (www.cosort.com) data manipulation package, announced that Fast Extract (FACT) for Oracle now runs on Windows. FACT users on Unix include: Accenture, American Airlines, Bisys, Comcast, CSC, Excelcom, Highmark, Reliance Retail, and Sungard. (more...)

Multi-Byte Character Collation and Conversion Available

CoSort Processes Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Unicode Data

Melbourne, Fla. (September 4, 2007) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. announced that its flagship data manipulation software, CoSort V9, (www.cosort.com) now processes large flat files containing multi-byte characters. CoSort allows companies to rapidly permute and convert Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) data in their native forms. (more...)

Complex Joins and Lookups Now Run Outside a DBMS

New CoSort Features Relieve DBMS Overhead, Assure Accuracy

Melbourne, Fla. (August 15, 2007) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), makers of the CoSort (www.cosort.com) data processing software for Unix, Linux and Windows, today announced two more IT productivity breakthroughs in Version 9 - Multi-File Joins and Multi-Dimensional Lookups. These new functions integrate disparate data, and create newly actionable information. (more...)

Dashboard Option Now Available for CoSort V9

IRI Adds Graphical Business Data to Big Data Preparation

Melbourne, Fla. (July 9, 2007) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), makers of the CoSort (www.cosort.com) package for high-volume data processing on Unix, Linux and Windows, today announced the availability of an optional dashboard application for displaying business information in convenient visual formats. (more...)

CoSort Transforms and Converts Huge XML and LDIF Files

Version 9 Manages File Formats and Sizes Others Can't

Melbourne, Fla. (June 5, 2007) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), makers of CoSort (www.cosort.com) data manipulation software for Unix, Linux and Windows, says its new version solves a big industry problem manipulating and migrating massive XML and LDIF (LDAP Interchange Format) files to and from other file formats. Prior to CoSort 9, there has been no efficient way to convert, process, protect, or create large files in either format. The new CoSort version can helping companies use this data in many more ways. (more...)

New CoSort Tool Prevents Data Privacy Breaches

Easy-to-Use, File Security Functions Include Field-Level Encryption

Melbourne, Fla. (May 14, 2007) – Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI), makers of the CoSort (www.cosort.com) data manipulation package for Unix, Linux and Windows, announced that the latest CoSort release (V9) can also encrypt and protect files with private personal information down to the field level. Other tools protect sensitive data by encrypting entire files, databases, disks, or laptops – which is often slower, and renders everything else inaccessible. Instead, CoSort can apply different protections to each field as needed: anonymization, encryption, de-identification, filtering, obfuscation, or pseudonymization – rendering data theft futile/profitless. Also unique: CoSort users can employ (and audit) these protections as they manipulate and report from many large files. (more...)

Melissa Data and CoSort Announce Product Integration

Now Data Accuracy Can Be Checked Simultaneously with Data Transformation, Encryption and Reporting

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (May 1, 2007) – Melissa Data (www.melissadata.com), a provider of data quality software and services, today announced that its Data Quality Tools, including Address Object, can run directly with CoSort (www.cosort.com), the flagship data manipulation and management software from Innovative Routines International Inc. (IRI). (more...)

CoSort V9 Ships: Simultaneously Transforms, Reports, Protects, and Prototypes Data

New Platform for High Volume Data Manipulation and Management

Melbourne, Fla. (March 29, 2007) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. today announced the release of CoSort Version 9 for Unix, Linux and Windows servers. Major upgrades to CoSort make Version 9 a single-pass platform for manipulating and managing large volumes of data, and a suite of solutions for: data transformation, reporting, security, conversion, governance; and, for speeding and testing applications. (more...)

MIMB-Compatible Metadata Ready for Use in IRI's CoSort & RowGen

New SortCL "Data Definition File" Export Bridge in Meta Integration Suite

Denver, Co. (April 24, 2006) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a leader in open systems sorting and ETL acceleration software, and Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI), a leader in business metadata conversion, today announced their partnership at the 10th Annual Wilshire Metadata Conference. (more...)

IRI and Full 360 Cooperate on ETL Orchestration

CoSort Integrated into metaController for Scheduled Data Warehouse Operations

Melbourne, Fla. (April 3, 2006) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. ("The CoSort® Company"), a pioneer in high-volume sorting and data warehouse acceleration software for open systems, and Full 360 LLC (New York, NY), a premier solutions and technology provider specializing in scalable, repeatable infrastructures for corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) services, announced the formation of a technical and marketing alliance. The partnership is designed to help each company strengthen their offerings in the extract-transform-load (ETL) market through product integration, concept sharing, and customer referral. (more...)

CoSort (IRI, Inc.) and Avenues Partner

Data Warehouse ISV and Consulting Co. to Optimize Client ETL and BI Operations

Melbourne, Fla. (January 24, 2006) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. (Melbourne, FL), a leading provider of high-volume data sorting and extract-transform-load (ETL) acceleration software for open systems, and Avenues International, Ltd. (Princeton Junction, NJ), a rapidly-growing professional services firm specializing in business intelligence, data warehousing and interactive marketing solutions, today announced the formation of a strategic consulting alliance. The partnership will wrap Avenue's expert consulting services around IRI's advanced data manipulation, presentation, and synthesis software: FAst extraCT™ (FACT), CoSort®, and RowGen™. (more...)

CoSort V8 Supports IBM's New POWER5 Processor

Sort/Report/ETL Software Runs on SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 on both IBM eServer i5 and eServer p5 Systems

Melbourne, Fla. (August 5, 2004) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. (The CoSort Company) today announced the availability of its flagship data sorting and manipulation package, CoSort™, for IBM mainframe-to-UNIX migrations, DBAs, data warehouse (ETL) architects, report writers, and application developers, can now exploit CoSort's parallel sorting engines and data transformation capabilities on the latest generation of IBM's Power Architecture. (more...)

CoSort Announces Support for Acucorp's Vision File System

Direct Sorting and Transformation of ACUCOBOL-GT Vision Index File Format

Melbourne, Fla. (December 4, 2003) – CoSort / Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. now supports Acucorp Inc.'s Vision file system, part of the ACUCOBOL-GT® development suite, on Windows® and Solaris™ platforms - with other UNIX flavors to follow shortly. This support enables ACUCOBOL-GT users to sort Vision files, convert a Vision file to another output file format, create a Vision file from input in another format, and combine these and other data manipulation operations in the same I/O pass -- all using CoSort's Sort Control Language (SortCL) or SortCL_routine (API). (more...)

CoSort for Linux Ships on IBM eServer zSeries Mainframes

SMP Sort Software Migrates Legacy Sort Calls to Open Systems

Melbourne, Fla. (April 7, 2003) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. (The CoSort Company) today announced the availability of its flagship Sort/ETL package, CoSort V8, for IBM eServer zSeries running Linux. The announcement comes two years after CoSort Linux, Version 7.5.3, was ported to IBM eServer iSeries platforms, and seven years after CoSort was first ported to Linux on Intel. (more...)

CoSort Shipping New

Record-Breaking Unix Sort Speeds. SortCL (ETL) API Introduced. Java GUI Upgraded.

Melbourne, Fla. (February 20, 2003) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. (a/k/a CoSort) announced the release of CoSort Version 8 ("V8"), and with it the IT industry's first major sort speed improvement in two years. V8 features a redesigned parallel sort engine for UNIX servers, a new API for data warehouse developers, and enhanced migration tools for mainframe and other sort users switching to CoSort on open systems. V8 is a chargeable upgrade for existing CoSort users, but does not increase CoSort's perpetual-use price points. V8 for Windows will ship in late March. (more...)

CoSort Helps IBM Set TPC-H Record

2.4Gb / minute Pre-sorting Speeds Decision Support Queries

Melbourne, Fla. (June 15, 2000) – Innovative Routines International, Inc. (better known as The CoSort Company) today announced that International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) selected Version 7.1.2 of IRI's UNIX® CoSort™ package to speed the preparation of data on the way to a record-setting business intelligence performance benchmark in May. (more...)