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IRI and Actuate Collaborate to Streamline Big Data Business Intelligence

CoSort® will Integrate with BIRT and Offer Advanced BI in The IRI Workbench, Built on Eclipse™

Melbourne, Fla. (February 21, 2013) – Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., The CoSort Company™ – a leading developer of big data transformation and data-centric protection software, and Actuate Corporation, The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – have announced an alliance to offer seamless, end-to-end big data preparation and presentation in Eclipse.

Eclipse is the leading open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) worldwide. It is the foundation for the IRI Workbench GUI (supporting CoSort and its compatible spin-offs); and for BIRT, the top-level Eclipse project that Actuate founded and co-leads, and extends with ActuateOne® for dashboards, scorecards, predictive analytics, and other sophisticated data visualizations and interactions.

According to IRI Business Development VP David Friedland, IRI and Actuate will collaborate on, and co-market, the direct transfer of data filtered, sorted, and aggregated in CoSort Sort Control Language (SortCL) programs, into industry-driven BIRT templates. Beyond the huge amounts of structured data franchised (subsetted for BI) in SortCL, Friedland added that "encrypted or masked data from FieldShield, test data from RowGen, and migrated data from NextForm, will also feed BIRT applications in the same GUI."

Sunny Choi, Actuate's Senior Director of Business Development and Alliances, predicted that "the integration of IRI's big data transformation technology with ActuateOne's commercial products will result in one of the most robust, cost-effective, and user-friendly big data processing and business intelligence combinations possible."

About Actuate – The BIRT Company

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

About IRI, The CoSort Company

Founded in 1978, Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. is an independent software vendor headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, with licensing and support offices in more than 30 cities worldwide. IRI's flagship package, CoSort, manipulates big data, migrates legacy sorts, and can replace SQL, shell, ETL, and 3GL programs. CoSort-compatible tools include FACT™ (Fast Extract), FieldShield® (data masking), NextForm™ (data conversion), and RowGen™ (test data). For more information, visit or engage with the IRI community at


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Jason Koivu, Marcom Director
IRI, The CoSort Company
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