There are a number of business intelligence tools available today than can transform raw data into meaningful information. Because this process can be complex and involve large volumes of data however, it makes sense to use the right technologies at each step in the process … tools and techniques that combine well to deliver the fastest, most accurate results for business decision making, and make the process of metadata management and report design simpler and more efficient.
As IRI CoSort integrates and stages big data from a variety of sources, it plays a natural role in producing data for reporting and analytics.
CoSort not only transforms data for loading data warehouse tables, it can report at the same time, or feed data in filtered, aggregated, sorted, and properly formatted subsets (like .CSV
In 1992, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC, long since acquired) asked IRI to develop a 4GL interface to CoSort in the syntax of the VAX VMS sort/merge utility.