The IRI Workbench provides a simple visual interface and ergonomic modules to design and run all IRI software. In this graphical IDE built on Eclipse, you build, modify, share, and execute the simple, portable job scripts of IRI tools, and the state-of-the-art, portable workflows of the new IRI Voracity platform.
Job scripts for all IRI products (except FACT) are based on the IRI CoSort Sort Control Language (SortCL) program. SortCL is a fourth-generation language (4GL) designed to be self-documenting for English readers, but with the IRI Workbench, you do not have to learn the language. Voracity users with data in HDFS can also run many of the same jobs seamlessly in MapReduce 2, Spark, Spark Stream, Storm, or Tez, so you do not need to learn Hadoop languages, either!
New job and metadata conversion wizards can help you create your data definitions and job scripts automatically. Learn about the new job wizards, and other product-specific facilities in the GUI, under:
Job scripts can also render in a syntax-aware editor. You can use the editor to write or modify parameters. Changes in the scripts are reflected dynamically in the job outline, the GUI dialogs, and broader job flow (project) metadata. Thus there are a number of places you can make changes that will propagate automatically.
You can then run jobs through the GUI (as shown above) on your local or remote system(s), on any command line, from a batch script,in Hadoop, or from within your own applications and workflow automation environments.