Many operating systems and programming languages contain sorting functions. Do you rely on the sort verb that comes with your platform or application? If so, are you satisfied with its performance and flexibility? Have you wondered if a more powerful sort could simply "plug into" and "play" in your current environment?
Or, perhaps you are relying on mainframe JCL steps that copy, sort, merge, select, sum, or on ICETOOL reporting operations, that need to work on Unix, Linux or Windows. These mainframe (z/OS) MVS and VSE JCL parms are cryptic, functionally limited, incompatible with, and not extensible on open systems.
The challenge in either case is to find the closest replacement, or the most seamless migration available. You also need the fastest possible runtimes, precisely the same output results, a reliable vendor dedicated to the success of your transition and production operations, and a platform that modernizes and delivers related data transformation, reporting, conversion, and security options at the same time.
IRI engineers have continually developed, delivered, and improved upon sort migration technologies that run on all open systems platforms. CoSort packages include free sort job conversion tools for z/OS MVS and VSE sort pams to assist you.
These utilities successfully upgrade many third-party sort functions, and translate legacy sort parms to CoSort Sort Control Language (SortCL) programs that run open systems. More than 35 years of innovative performance and functional development on open systems means faster production of the same results, and new metadata for concurrent data transformation, migration, protection, and reporting.