Production or test data targets, as well as the operational log data, created by SortCL-compatible data manipulation or generation jobs in the IRI Voracity data management platform and its included products (IRI CoSort, NextForm, RowGen, FieldShield and DarkShield) are all machine-readable.
Editors Note, Q2’19: In addition to the method described below, there is now also available to IRI FieldShield (data masking product) or IRI Voracity (data management platform) users a Data Class Database Masking wizard, which can be used if you have pre-classified your data.
The traditional or enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the center of data’s transformation to business intelligence (BI) for years. An EDW involves a centralized data repository (traditionally, a relational database) from which data marts and reports are built.
Update: Q2’16: In addition to the flat-file profiling wizard in the data discovery menu group in IRI Workbench described below, IRI has introduced robust data classification that enables the application of field rules for multi-source data transformation and protection through data class libraries.
As data itself has become currency, the metadata describing it — and what happens to it — has also emerged as a core asset of modern business.