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4th Quarter 2015

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  • Insider's Look at IRI Voracity
  • IRI Shares Voracity Case Studies at Big Data Bootcamp
  • CoSort 10 - Justifiably Late
  • DBTA Names CellShield Enterprise Edition a 2016 Trend-Setting Product
  • IRI Helping Aspiring Programmers
  • Tech Tip - DSN Files and IRI Software

3rd Quarter 2015

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  • IRI Voracity Has an Appetite for Data
  • CIO Review Calls IRI a Promising Big Data Provider
  • New Blog Topics
  • Meet Voracity's Likeness
  • Rate How We Are Doing
  • Tech Tip - Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCD)

2nd Quarter 2015

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  • New: IRI CellShield Enterprise Edition
  • IRI FieldShield (Data Masking) Updates
  • IRI RowGen (Test Data) Updates
  • Free Eclipse Data Profiling Tools
  • Onboarding: Big & Cloud Data
  • CoSort Speeding Analytics
  • Tech Tip - Cloud Control Your Metadata

1st Quarter 2015

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  • See IRI Solutions at CeBIT, InfoSec World, or ITSUG
  • CoSort Speeds QlikView 12X
  • Are You Ready for CoSort 10?
  • Welcome SQLnet Singapore
  • Mask Data Ahead of Splunk & MongoDB for Security
  • Join IRI's LinkedIn Data Masking, Test Data, and BI Groups
  • Tech Tip - Improving Data Quality

4th Quarter 2014

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  • Seamless Spreadsheet Security
  • Switching Databases?
  • Preparing Unstructured Data for Splunk
  • Accelerating Big Data Analytics
  • IRI in the other Melbourne . . .
  • CoSort Ready for Red Hat 7
  • Tech Tip - Migrating COBOL Vision Files

3rd Quarter 2014

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  • 84 More Data Sources and a Sixth NextForm Edition 
  • TAP3 Call Detail Record (CDR) Support
  • 8x Faster Data Prep for Tableau
  • Using ODBC? A Loaded Comparison
  • More Dark Data Insights
  • Web Log Data Masking
  • Using IRI Software to Speed and Secure Pentaho
  • Master Data Management with EGit
  • Tech Tip - Use Format Templates to Improve Data Quality

2nd Quarter 2014

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  • New IRI Software Structures Unstructured Data
  • Now Serving Teradata!
  • Native Support for UTF-8 Data
  • Can You Nullify a Data Breach?
  • Managing IRI Metadata in the Cloud
  • New DB Protection Software Coming
  • Tech Tip - Creating Multi-Byte Test Data

1st Quarter 2014

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  • CoSort Support Termination Dates
  • Is Hadoop Right for You?
  • NextForm v3: Five Ways to Migrate Data
  • IRI Partners with LPS for VSAM Conversion, etc.
  • IRI Expands Professional Services Division
  • A Higher State of Data Quality
  • Predictive Analytics: Finding the Future in Big Data
  • New Product Portals
  • Tech Tip - Date Format Masking

4th Quarter 2013

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  • CoSort: Big Data, Small Change
  • CoSort & BIRT: Seamless Data Integration and Visualization in Eclipse
  • Beta-Test NextForm v3, IRI Data and DB Migration Software
  • New White Paper: Automating IRI ETL in Oracle Job Scheduler
  • FieldShield (Data Masking) Channel Expansion
  • 2014 Webinar Series
  • Tech Tip - Standard Deviation

3rd Quarter 2013

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  • New CoSort Release
  • New IRI Website
  • New Capability: Tokenization
  • National ID (NID) Test Data Values
  • ASN.1 CDR Support for Telcos
  • IRI Expands in Central America
  • VMware and Cloud Demos
  • CoSort Ready for PureSystems
  • Tech Tip - Multiplication

2nd Quarter 2013

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  • Fast Extract (FACT) v3 Available – 3x faster
  • Business Article – Data Franchising = BI Optimization
  • CoSort Speeds BOBJ, Cognos, and Microstrategy
  • VMWare and KVM IRI Workbench Demos
  • Tech Tip – FieldShield Data Masking of National IDs

1st Quarter 2013

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  • CoSort-BIRT Integration Underway
  • Business Article - About BIRT (BI in Eclipse)
  • Informatica Pushdown Optimization to CoSort
  • IRI Expands in South America
  • Tech Tip - Using Oracle Job Scheduler

4th Quarter 2012

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  • RowGen v3 - Big Test Data, Automatically
  • Business Article - Data Warehouse Schema
  • IRI Expands in South & Southeast Asia
  • Using FieldShield in DB Applications
  • Tech Tip - CoSort Performance Tuning

3rd Quarter 2012

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  • FieldShield v3 - Cross-Table Protection
  • Business Article - Slowly Changing Dimensions
  • IRI Expands in Eurasia
  • NextForm Upgrade Feedback
  • Tech Tip - SCD Reports in SortCL

2nd Quarter 2012

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  • CoSort v9.5.2 Update
  • Business Article - Pivoting Transforms
  • IRI Expands in S.E. Asia
  • Hadoop Development Underway
  • Tech Tip - Transpose Rows to Columns in SortCL

1st Quarter 2012

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  • CoSort Version Support Termination Dates
  • VLDB Offline Reorg Module in IRI Workbench
  • Multi-Table Specification in FieldShield
  • New IRI Resale and Support Agent in China
  • Tech Tip - Handling CLOB Data via FACT

4th Quarter 2011

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  • IRI Workbench (Eclipse Plug-In) Supports Fast Extracts
  • RowGen (Test Data Product) Development Update
  • CoSort Expands in Hospitality Sector (via Mereo)
  • Tech Tip - SortCL /FIELD_PREDICATE
  • Business Article - On-Line vs. Off-Line DB Reorgs
  • Business Article - IRI Launches Professional Services Division

3rd Quarter 2011

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FieldShield v2.0 Workbench Preview Articles include:

  • New encryption routines supported (e.g. AES-128, FIPS-compliant OpenSSL)
  • 256-byte hashing with custom HMAC solutions for HIPAA requirements
  • Eclipse workbench job wizard and field protection dialogs
  • Tech Tip - Data masking with character replacement function

2nd Quarter 2011

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Articles include:

  • CoSort 9.5 Release Announcement
  • CoSort 9.5 Chiphopper Certification
  • New IRI Agents in Central Europe
  • Tech Tip - Migrating Mainframe Data
  • Business Article - About Unicode
  • Business Article - IRI Joins DAMA

1st Quarter 2011

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CoSort 9.5 Workbench Preview Articles include:

  • New job wizards, form dialogs and syntax-aware script editing
  • ODBC-connected (DB table) data sources and targets
  • Metadata discovery and conversion
  • Business Article - About the Eclipse IDE

4th Quarter 2010

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Articles include:

  • Coming Soon in 2011 - CoSort 9.5.1
  • IRI Software in Puerto Rico & The Caribbean
  • More FACT Database, Hardware Platforms
  • Tech Tip - Implied Decimal Formatting
  • Business Article - About ODBC

3rd Quarter 2010

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Articles include:

  • FieldShield Updates - Current Release Now 1.5
  • IRI Expands in Asia - Singapore, Taipei, Beijing, Greater China
  • NextForm Feedback Opportunity - Starbucks Gift Cards Offer
  • Tech Tip - Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE)
  • Business Article - Encryption Key Management

2nd Quarter 2010

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Articles include:

  • FieldShield® Released - targeted protections for sensitive data
  • Partner Spotlight - i2sistemas Colombia
  • Tech Tip - Field-level encryption and De-ID functions example
  • Business Article - Data loss risk mitigation

1st Quarter 2010

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Articles include:

  • CoSort Version Support Termination Dates
  • NextForm (Data Migration) v2 Formal Release
  • Partner Spotlight - Dimensional Insight (BI)
  • Tech Tip - FACT for Oracle User Authentication
  • Business Article - The LDIF File Format

4th Quarter 2009

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Articles include:

  • 2009 at a Glance
  • Partner Spotlight: Micro Focus
  • Data Franchising - CoSort Preps BI Tools
  • Tech Tip - Summary Overflow Option
  • Business Article - COBOL Turns 50

3rd Quarter 2009

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Articles include:

  • NextForm GUI Beta
  • Software Use Survey Thanks
  • CoSort Case Study - HSBC Insurance
  • Expert Partner - SPENCER Technologies
  • Tech Tip - Unique Outputs via SortCL's /NEWFILE
  • Business Article - Unix Turns 40

2nd Quarter 2009

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Articles include:

  • FieldShield v1.1 Security Tool Shipping
  • IRI Expands in Europe via Rotterdam
  • CoSort Groups at ITToolbox and LinkedIn
  • CLA4DB2 Updated for v9
  • Tech Tip - Lookup Pseudonymization
  • Business Issues - New Literature Available

1st Quarter 2009

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Articles include:

  • Latest CoSort Release: 9.1.3
  • New IRI Logo - Beyond CoSort
  • Case Study - Thomson Reuters Data Integration
  • Reseller Spotlight - Lima, Peru
  • Tech Tip - Padding & Trimming Records in SortCL
  • Business Advice - Marketing in a Recession

4th Quarter 2008

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Articles include:

  • Comma-Delimited Files and Uses
  • IRI Joins HP Infrastructure Program
  • Tech Tip - Viewing CoSort Resources
  • Business Advice - Releasing a Product

3rd Quarter 2008

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Articles include:

  • New White Paper: ETL Speed
  • Data Masking Software: Beta Ready
  • ICETOOL to CoSort Migration
  • IRI Expert Partner Spotlight (Scalable Systems)
  • Tech Tip - Color-Coded Job Scripting

2nd Quarter 2008

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Articles include:

  • IRI, The CoSort Company, Turns 30
  • New, On-Line CoSort Networking
  • Coming Soon: NextForm
  • IRI Joins the Mainframe Migration Alliance
  • BI Network Vision Award for CoSort Users
  • Tech Tip - File Format Conversion

1st Quarter 2008

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Articles include:

  • CoSort Now at Release 9.1.2
  • Older Version Support Termination Dates
  • RowGen (Test Data) at V2
  • New IRI Rep in UK: SICL (Oracle Experts)
  • Partner Tool: RapidACE for Data Model Consolidation
  • New Partners: Ciphersoft, Dimensional Insight
  • Tech Tip - Calling CoSort from C#

4th Quarter 2007

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Focus on Test Data (RowGen V2 Preview).
Articles include:

  • Uses of Test Data
  • How the RA-RowGen GUI Works
  • How RowGen v2 Maintains Referential Integrity
  • Build XML & Other Test Files
  • Share Formats, Validate Apps
  • Consolidate and Visualize Data Models

3rd Quarter 2007

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Articles include:

  • Integrated Data Security Example
  • Big Oracle Extracts Now on Windows
  • Build Test Data from Relational Models
  • IRI Tools Ready for New Hardware
  • 2007 Oracle OpenWorld Exhibit
  • Recent Press Coverage
  • Meet Ray Corriveau (Expert Channels)

2nd Quarter 2007

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Articles include:

  • V9 Shields Sensitive Fields
  • Encryption & Decryption
  • Masking: Anonymization & Pseudonymization
  • De-Identification & Re-Identification
  • Filtering (Redaction)
  • Safe Test Data
  • Resources: Tips, Article, WhitePaper, File Support

1st Quarter 2007

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Articles include:

  • Version 9 is Here!
  • Field Protections for Data at Risk
  • Multi-File Joins and Lookups
  • Multi-Byte Collation & Conversion
  • Field-Level Functions, Custom Data Cleansing Support
  • Manipulate, Convert and Create Large XML Files
  • Manipulate, Convert and Create Large LDIF Files
  • Create Safe Test Data in Production Formats
  • New Dashboard Option Speeds Big Data Visualization

4th Quarter 2006

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Articles include:

  • Zune Drawing via Short Survey
  • Multi-Core & VPAR Licensing
  • CoSort Office in Thailand
  • Tech Tip - Protecting Data at Risk