SortCL Use Cases


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Question: Is SortCL a:


A) multi-threaded big data integration and staging program?

B) versatile data transformation, comparison, and conversion tool?

C) custom detail, delta, and summary report generator?

D) proven alternative for mainframe sort/sum/report software?

E) robust data masking and governance option for sensitive data?

F) faster, simpler replacement for SQL, shell, ETL and 3GL jobs?

G) all of the above?


G) All of the Above

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SortCL is routinely used to:

  • Filter, integrate, and stage large data sets
  • Transform and remap data in files and tables
  • Feed data to BI tools and speed ETL tools
  • Generate reports or populate analytic platforms
  • Detect, capture, and audit changed data
  • Migrate legacy sorts, file formats, and data types
  • Relieve application and system overhead
  • Accelerate bulk DB loads (thus reorgs and queries, too)
  • Mask and encrypt columns/fields and records/rows
  • Create test data in production formats from scratch

Case studies in the use of SortCL are provided in reviews of IRI CoSort, since SortCL is the primary user interface in CoSort.

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