Teaming with Us Benefits You
IRI's data manipulation technologies serve end-users and architects
in very large database (VLDB), data warehouse, OLAP (clickstream),
application development, and mainframe migration environments. Providing best-in-class solutions
and services are only possible, however, through successful partnerships.
As a pioneer in the open systems software industry, The CoSort Company
has a long history of alliances with other industry leaders. These
synergies benefit each company, and help our mutual customers reach
their IT potential.
If your company's technologies or services compliment our various data manipulation and management offerings, and you would like to explore possible synergies with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™, and IRI, The CoSort® Company, have developed an alliance to offer seamless, end-to-end big data preparation and visualization in Eclipse. Eclipse is the leading open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the foundation for the Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) and the IRI Workbench GUI for CoSort and its compatible tools. Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by over 2 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. The integration alliance means that CoSort users in the IRI Workbench will be able to transform massive transaction volumes in single-pass filter/sort/join/agregate/reformat operations that subset and feed data directly to BIRT. The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications.
|CGI (formerly AMS)
||CGI (AMS) has integrated CoSort technology
in its GEMS and Advantage Financial packages for educational and
municipal data centers. CoSort is in use in government data centers
in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New
Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
||Cincom integrates CoSort technology in
the Supra database for Unix and its Control:Manufacturing suite
for Unix. CoSort's relationship began in 1989, and many Cincom users
worldwide exploit CoSort functionality outside Cincom applications.
||CipherSoft provides products and services to help companies migrate their applications and databases to the latest version of Oracle 10g and 11g technology. CipherSoft is a Certified Oracle Migration Partner and a member of Oracle's Modernization Alliance. IRI's FACT and CoSort can enhance CipherSoft solutions by accelerating large Oracle database migrations.
||IRI is a Clerity ISV partner, providing
compatible sorting functionality for Clerity's UniKix Mainframe
Rehosting Software. CoSort has been a key part of the Clerity Mainframe
Reference Architecture for years, and has proven its success in
many UniKix Batch Processing Environment and UniKix Transaction
Processing Environment software implementations. The expansive functionality
of CoSort's SortCL tool also affords Clerity customers with opportunities
to modernize their data processing, presentation, protection and
Warehousing Institute, Inc.
||IRI has been a TDWI promotional and conference
exhibition participant, supporting the goals and messages of the
institute. Click on their logo for more information on The Data
|Dimensional Insight, Inc.
||The Dimensional Insight (DI) "Diver Solution” enables decision makers across the organization to identify new opportunities, improve
business operations, control costs, and increase performance. IRI's CoSort plays a preparatory role for DI's BI users by staging and integrating massive volumes of operational data in the file system.
||IRI has supplied CoSort solutions to the mid-range
and enterprise-wide server market using both Fujitsu (Solaris) and
Siemens/Nixdorf (SINIX Unix) platforms for years. Today, CoSort
exploits PRIMEPOWER's 'eXtended and 'SPARC64 V' architectures. All
core IRI products (CoSort, FACT and RowGen) belong to FSC's Solution
||IRI is a member of HP's AllianceONE program, leveraging prior successes in HP's Infrastructure Partner Program, Developer & Solution Partner
Program (DSPP), and HP Computing's Solution Provider
Program -- where IRI was one of the original, and premier, members (as well as a certified Level II Power Partner for HP-UX 11). CoSort was
among the first products in HP's Mainframe Alternatives Program,
and the first commercial sort product ported to HP-UX for both the
PA-RISC and Intel (Itanium) platforms. CoSort has also supported
HP-acquired Unix flavors, including Ultirx/RISC, OSF/1, Digital Unix,
Compaq Tru64 Unix, and, Tandem Non-Stop UX. CoSort is now also certified on HP-UX 11i v3.
||Informatica ETL users can accelerate their high data
volume transformations using CoSort's sort control language (SortCL)
program outside of PowerMart and PowerCenter e.g., to speed
sorts, joins, aggregations and loads. Thanks to an IRI membership
in the Informatica Developer Network, PowerMart and PowerCenter
users on Unix and Windows can accelerate their sorter Tx (sort transformations)
with a direct plug 'n' play replacement -- up to a 10X speed improvement
using the CoSort engine!
||IRI is a Premier Partner in the Intel® Software
Partner Program for HP-UX 11i and Linux64 operating systems. CoSort
customers may achieve dramatic pre-load sort and ETL performance
gains in very large database (VLDB) and data warehouse (and e-commerce
"data webhouse") environments using x86 multi-core and Itanium 2 processors
in multi-threaded mode.
|IRI has been an IBM Business Partner for decades. CoSort was
the first commercial sort product ported to IBM AIX -- to the RT
in 1987, the RS/6000 in 1989, the ES/9000 in 1991, OS/390 in 1997,
POWER3-6, Linux and OS/400 PASE for the iSeries in 2001, Linux on
zSeries mainframe partitions in 2003, and Linux on pSeries in 2004.
CoSort was certified "ServerProven"
and is listed with IBM's National Solutions Center and PartnerWorld
for Developers programs.
CoSort is the favored destination for IBM DF-SORT users in MVS and VSE JCL environments migrating to AIX, Linux and Windows. The IBM merger with Sequent also provided access to CoSort, the
first sort ported to DYNIX/ptx, for the record-setting TPC-H DSS
benchmark. IRI's Fast Extract (FACT) tool is now
also available for DB2, and the CoSort Load Accelerator (CLA) library
for DB2 replaces the sort routine within UDB 7-9's loader, speeding
loads with no intervention or tuning. The exclusive CoSort sort stage plug-in for IBM Websphere DataStage
-- and the MIMB metadata bridge between DataStage and CoSort file metadata
-- improve transformation performance in high-volume data
warehouse ETL environments.
||IRI has been a vendor member of the International Oracle User's
Group (IOUG). IOUG members: enhance their skills with technical
content, increase their organization's technical advantage, boost
their individual marketability, access a peer network for collaboration
and information exchange, and voice opinions to Oracle about products,
services and policies. IRI continues to exhibit at IOUG conferences
and leverage its membership to assist in the development and marketing
of its high-performance ETL and reorg technologies.
|| iViz Group's iDashboards is a best-in-class enterprise dashboard
solution that empowers organizations with real-time business intelligence.
Through one, easy-to-use interface, iDashboards gives decision makers
access to key performance indicators (KPI) and metrics needed to
monitor operations, improve performance, and align strategic objectives
with day-to-day activities. CoSort’s high-performance data preparation for BI ("data franchising) creates subsets that iDashboard rapidly display in charts, KPIs, etc.
||Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with an emphasis
on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements.
Melissa Data's data quality tools, including Address Object, can
run directly with CoSort thanks to the field-level transformation
library support in CoSort v9's SortCL program. Through this integration,
companies can plug Melissa Data’s data quality libraries into
CoSort data transformation, reporting and security jobs, and run
everything together in the same input/output stream.
Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI)
||MITI is the leading "Metadata Component Provider" to
major database, data integration, business intelligence, repository,
and modeling tool vendors. Now among the many metadata migration
links in MITI's Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) software are
export bridges to CoSort's SortCL and RowGen data definition file
(DDF) repositories. Now it is easier than ever to transform and
synthesize high-volume file system data because the metadata
ETL architects already own can be automatically created for
CoSort tool use without cumbersome manual redefinitions.
||IRI is a member of the Micro Focus TechLink Program,
and provides both Windows and Unix users with faster drop-in replacements
for MF COBOL's sort verb and runtime system sort in the Workbench,
Net Express, and Server Express environments, as well as the ACUCOBOL-GT sort verb. The SortCL program in CoSort can
collate and convert MF and ACUCOBOL data types plus MF variable length and I-SAM and Vision index filesCOBOL programmers can also call SortCL and
other CoSort (system and library) routines. IRI's RowGen tool can create test files in MF COBOL record and data formats, and the new FieldShield software can protect sensitive fields in COBOL files through encryption, masking, etc.
||As the first commercial sort package available for
MS-DOS, OS/Warp, and Windows, CoSort is recommended by Microsoft
consultants, Intel Labs, and PC Week as one of the fastest and most
robust sort solutions for mainframe sort migration work and SQL
Server loads. IRI frequently participates in Microsoft Developer Network programs.
||NatWorks is a leading developer of data access
solutions for Software AG's ADABAS database management system. NatQuery
provides a comprehensive data and metadata extraction solution for
ADABAS. For Change Data Capture, NatWorks offers NatCDC, which handles ADABAS Protection Logs
(PLOGS). NatQuery and NatCDC integrate with CoSort to help provide end-to-end data management
for Software AG customers.
||Following several successful ports of CoSort to SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES v7-10) platforms -- including Intel and IBM's POWER
5 -- IRI joined Novell's PartnerNet program and had CoSort "YES!
Certified" for SLES 9, further opening CoSort's marketability
for high-performance sorting and ETL operations in Linux server
||IRI is an Oracle partner and member of the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). IRI's Fast Extract (FACT) software rapidly unloads large Oracle tables to flat files for ETL, reorgs, migrations, archival and reporting. FACT also creates the metadata for immediate CoSort transformations, reports, and pre-load sorts -- as well as SQL*Loader control files -- so that Oracle DBAs and DW architects can stage and populate huge Oracle tables as fast as possible.
IRI's FieldShield protects PII in Oracle databases en masse and with multiple protection functions, while RowGen can ready Oracle DDL information to create and load intelligent, pre-sorted test data in structurally and referentially correct formats.
|Oracle (formerly Sun
||IRI was one of Sun's first catalyst program members,
a strategic member of Sun's iForce partner program, Sun Developer
Connection, and is now a principal member of the Sun Partner Advantage
Program. Recommended worldwide by Sun engineers and segment managers
"in the data center" and "data warehouse / decision
support" since 1987, CoSort is widely licensed today on UE
and SunFire hardware. Sun's has enabled CoSort for VSAM collation
and conversion in its Mainframe Transaction Processing (MTP) and
Mainframe Batch Manager (MBM) programs.
||As the first open systems sort and ETL accelerator to support
Linux on Intel x86, Itanium, RISC, and IBM iSeries and zSeries mainframe
partitions, CoSort supports Red Hat Linux on all platforms.
Registered in the Red Hat Alliance program, IRI's CoSort and FAst
extraCT (FACT) solutions are not only compatible, but demonstrate
beautifully and rapidly together on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
running Oracle 9i.
||Trillium Software® delivers robust, comprehensive data quality solutions for the world's leading banks, insurance companies, government agencies, and technology providers. Its software and services discover and correct data quality problems, and create platforms prepared for tomorrow's yet unknown data challenges. Trillium Software and IRI are working to combine Trillium's Total Data Quality with CoSort's fast data transformations across the enterprise.
|UC4 (formerly AppWorx)
||IRI's CoSort, FACT, RowGen, and FieldShield tools can all be called within the UC4
framework as a chain of data staging events or as an embedded
batch operation within a queue. IRI and UC4 products together lay the foundation
for automated solution sets across application environments, data-intensive
enterprises, and industry sectors -- wherever IRI software's data processing
features can be exploited.
Information Solutions, Inc. (Genearl Dynamics)
||ViPS is a leading provider of decision support solutions
(DSS) for healthcare management professionals. ViPS embeds CoSort's
data transformation program - SortCL (sort control language) - to
perform fast data integration and summarization in MCSource and
STARS. With SortCL, ViPS can provide its clientele with faster,
state-of-the-art anti-fraud, claims processing, and medical management