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IRI NextForm (Data / DB Migration)

Use NextForm v3.1 to convert, replicate, federate, and even report.

Set your data and applications free.


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Migrate to Open Systems

Free your programs and databases from legacy formats and vendor lock-ins. More data versatility means more platform options.

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Re-Purpose Your Data

Copy data for, and use your metadata in, multiple apps. Slash 75% off design and run time with point and click field mapping.

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Discover More, Store Less

Create federated views to speed insights and reduce storage needs. Convert data to improve usability. Cull data to increase I/O efficiency.

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Do you need a faster, easier way to move from one database (or file format) to another? Can you move and migrate mainframe data into HDFS?

What are you doing to replicate and re-purpose data now, and how much time and money does that cost? Can you also profile, clean or report off it as you move it?

IRI NextForm is a multi-purpose, multi-edition data migration product you can run alone, or in seamless conjunction in Eclipse with IRI ETL and data masking jobs, too!

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IRI NextForm Use Cases

Fast and Easy File Conversion

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"NextForm simply and quickly converts our big LDIF files to custom CSV targets. A 165mb LDIF file converted in seconds, 1+GB in less than a minute. Excellent product!"

Legacy Data Type Translation

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"NextForm converts EBCDIC data files (including zoned and PD fields) to ASCII. As a beginner I was able to make new jobs quickly and determine the output was correct."

COBOL to DB Migration

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"NextForm is a fast, cost-effective Vision (and MF-ISAM) file migration and reporting solution. We also like the product's graphical job design and scripting options."

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Versatile Data Migration

Flat Files

  • CSV
  • Delimited
  • Fixed
  • LDIF
  • Micro Focus Variable Length
  • Micro Focus ISAM
  • Line/Rec/Var Sequential
  • Variable Blocked
  • Text
  • Vision
  • XML

Data Types

  • ASCII (c types)
  • Numerics
  • Dates & Time Stamps
  • Composite
  • Single-Byte
  • Multi-Byte (CJK, Thai)
  • Unicode
  • Packed Decimal
  • Zoned Decimal


  • Adabas
  • C-ISAM Informix, D-ISAM
  • Datacom
  • Dataflex
  • dBase
  • IDMS
  • IMS
  • Intersystems
  • PostgreSQL
  • Powerhouse
  • Unidata


  • Oracle
  • DB2 UDB
  • DB2 Mainframe
  • MySQL
  • SQL Server
  • Sybase
  • Teradata

Unstructured Files

  • ASN.1 TAP3
  • .DOC, .DOCX
  • .EML, .OST, .PST
  • .PDF, .RTF
  • .PPT, .PPTX
  • .TXT, .XML
  • .XLS, .XLSX


  • Amazon EMR, RDS, etc.
  • Cloudera CDH & Impala
  • Hortonworks Hive
  • NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB)
  • Pivotal (Greenplum, Hive)
  • Spark SQL
  • Web-based (Eloqua, Hubspot, Marketo, Salesforce, etc.)

AND, the proprietary/mainframe (legacy) and cloud/SaaS (modern) sources in the 2nd and 3rd sections of this page!

Features GUI Why It's Better

Which Edition Do You Need?

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IRI Workbench (Eclipse GUI)

Migrate, replicate, federate, and report on flat and unstructured text files. 

Convert fixed to delimited, LDIF to CSV, EBCDIC to ASCII, big to little endian, etc.

Search, extract, and structure strings in MS documents, emails, PDFs, etc.




ODBC Libraries

Replicate, federate, and report against data in any connected table or flat file.

Upgrade your version of -- or migrate between -- Oracle, DB2, Sybase, MS SQL, MySQL, Teradata, MongoDB, etc.

COBOL (Index)



MF Libraries

Convert MF-ISAM & Vision files, MF & RM data types.

Re-use, and report from, mainframe data sets.

Legacy (Other)



Proprietary Drivers

Migrate and report on data in the legacy formats listed here.




Proprietary Drivers

Access and use data in big data (e.g., Hive, NoSQL) and cloud/SaaS (e.g., Marketo, Salesforce) repositories.




Multiple Libraries

Migrate, replicate, federate and report on structured, semi- and unstructured (dark) data.

Technical Details Pricing Resources

What Others Are Reading

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Examining the LDIF File Format

LDIF is a standard text format for LDAP data in address books, spreadsheets and other structured data sets.

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Data Validation in IRI Software

Data value and range checks are important for DB integrity checks, application quality, and MDM initiatives.

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Filter Data to Reduce I/O

One of the best ways to speed up big data operations is to select only the data that you will need in each target.

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