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IRI Triples Connections for Data Integration, Masking, and Business Intelligence

84 More Data Sources Now Available to IRI Workbench Users

Melbourne, Fla. (September 11, 2014) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., best known as The CoSort Company, has announced that its data management and protection software can reach and manage data from many more data sources. Through a new partnership with CONNX Solutions, Inc., users of the IRI Workbench GUI can now acquire and work with data in more than 125 different file and database formats.

IRI previously supported 42 different structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data sources. With the 84 additional connections now available, “those with Adabas, Datacom, IDMS, IMS, VSAM and other mainframe datasets -- or DBase, Focus, HANA, Netezza, Progress, and other distributed system repositories -- can now integrate, transform, convert, cleanse, mask, and report on their data from the Workbench,” according to IRI Software Engineer Claudia Irvine.

The IRI Workbench is a graphical user interface and integrated development environment built on Eclipse™ to control the design, deployment, and management of data connections, metadata, and data processing jobs. Its users define and combine IRI FACT (Fast Extract), IRI CoSort (data transformation and reporting), IRI NextForm (data and database migration), IRI FieldShield (data masking and encryption), and IRI RowGen (DB and file test data generation) operations from the GUI. IRI Workbench also supports multiple view and modification options for its supported data sources and targets.

According to CONNX CTO Larry McGhaw, “many companies have data and processing routines that are locked in proprietary formats and want to access that data more freely, or migrate it to more modern systems and applications.” The CONNX-IRI collaboration “gives legacy data users more utility and freedom over their data. They can now also govern it, and merge it with dark data for analysis,” he added.

About IRI, The CoSort Company
Founded in 1978, IRI develops fast, Eclipse-supported software tools for managing and protecting big data in legacy migrations, DW ETL, BI/analytics, and development. IRI is headquartered in Melbourne, FL, and has representatives in more than 40 cities.

About CONNX Solutions
Founded in 1989, CONNX Solutions, based in Redmond, WA, provides data access and integration, made simple to our 3,000+ customers around the world from the mainframe to desktop to the cloud.

Press inquiries only to:
Jason Koivu, Marcom Director
IRI, The CoSort Company
(321) 777-8889 ext. 210
jasonk@iri.com