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Compatible Platforms

IRI CoSort for Unix continues to lead the data sorting and manipulation market by being first to support every commercial "open systems" platform, including:

HP 9000 (PA-RISC and Itanium2 systems) running HP-UX9-11iv3
IBM RS/6000, pSeries, SP2, and ES9000 running AIX 3.2-6.1 and AIX/ESA
Bull DPX/2 and Escala servers running AIX
Compaq (Digital) AlphaServersrunning Tru64 Unix 4-5
DECsystems running RISC/Ultrix and Digital/OSF
SunFire, Sun UE and SPARCware running Solaris 5-11
Fujitsu, Solbourne and CS6400) running SunOS 2-4, Solaris 5-11
Apple (Mac) PowerPC  OS X 10.3, macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and x86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Pyramid Reliant, Nile, MISserver and 9000[T] running DC/OSx
Silicon Graphics Challenge and lower running IRIX
Sequent NUMA-Q and Symmetry running ptx and DYNIX (COFF and ELF)
Data General AViiON running DG/UX
Siemens-Nixdorf RM running SINIX
SCOUnix and UnixWare
Solaris on Intel (x86)
Encore Infinity
Fujitsu DS/90
Amdahl 5990/5
Convex C
Interactive Unix
FreeBSDfor Intel
Linux (see below)

CoSort for Linux runs on 32- and 64-bit Intel x86 and Itanium hardware, and is certified on Oracle Linux, is Red Hat Ready (for RHEL 7-9) and branded Novell YES! on SLES. CoSort for Linux runs on other chipsets as well. IBM Chiphopper-certified Linux platforms include IBM eServer x, i, p and z/Series (mainframe). Additional ports include SLES (SuSE) 8-12 on the IBM POWER 5-10 chips, and Linux variants like AsianUX, CentOS, Debian, Fedora Core, Gentoo, Mandrake, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu.

CoSort for Windows runs on Windows 10 and later, and Windows 2000 Server and later. 

CoSort for Virtual Machines runs on VMware, IBM KVM (PureSystems), and similar environments supporting the operating systems above.

Licensing and Support

CoSort can be procured through an official purchase order sent to or an authorized IRI reseller against a formal quote provided. Your cost quote reflects license fees typically assessed only once for perpetual use (i.e., a CapEx, not a lease) for each named host, and which fairly reflect the performance benefits derived from the onboard resources of each licensed system.

More specifically, the reason for this pricing model is that the value metric of CoSort (beyond its feature-functionality) has principally been its speed in large job amounts or volumes. Rather than run metered, IRI customers prefer correlating CoSort prices to distinct nodes built to support like jobs. For these reasons, prices are set according to OEM machine model number, or where generic, inherent system capacity attributes (principally RAM, then cores, then storage). 

License fees in the US range between $5,000 and $50,000. Additional CPU cores (threads) you choose to license for CoSort usage add a bit more to the base license fee.

IRI applies discounts to: additional licenses procured simultaneously, certified disaster recovery, qualified non-profits, and ISV runtime royalties. Maintenance, including new releases and technical support, is free for the first year after licensing. Maintenance is optionally renewable thereafter for 20% of the license fee paid. For further details, see:

FAQ > CoSort Pricing

Support for, and leased (OpEx) use of, CoSort is included in the IRI Voracity "total data management" platform subscriptions. In Voracity, CoSort and all of its facilities are supported in Eclipse, and play additional roles in big data management, DW/BI architecture, and data governance. Learn about Voracity pricing here.

United States Government and military agencies should note that the CoSort package is not available under a GSA Contract but can be procured directly from IRI or through an authorized contractor or reseller who will not receive a discount from IRI (meaning, you may pay more by purchasing through a third-party). CoSort is also on the bidder lists of many U.S. city and state governments, and many companies' approved vendor lists. Contact for more information.
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