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IRI RowGen Features + Benefits

IRI RowGen is superior standalone solution software for multi-target test data creation and management, and an included component of the IRI Voracity total data management platform. The core strengths in RowGen are speed in volume, data privacy law compliance, functional versatility, and test data realism. Following are the basic features and functions in RowGen, which when used in Voracity, can also be combined with other test data generation and provisioning techniques.

Fast generation of billions of sorted rows

Create data for full VLDB, EDW, and ODS testing.

Random data generation purely from metadata

Reduce complexity and risk from production data.

Random selection of real data for testing

Enhance realism while still de-identifying PII.

Easy-to-use 4GL and Eclipse™ IDE with wizards

Low learning curve via graphical, automated job design.

Generation metadata serialized in text scripts

Jobs are easy to modify, deploy, and reuse.

Parses DB DDL and/or DDF metadata

Reduce errors and preserve metadata investment.

Preserves referential integrity

Test data reflects production database/query behavior.

CoSort engine inside

Simultaneous transformation, pre-sorting, report/format.

Custom data formats, value ranges, report formats

Enhance realism while testing applications.

G/UUID, NID, and CCN generation

Immediately available, computationally valid values.

A deeper drive into the technical aspects of RowGen will reveal these attributes:


Mix and match real data with randomly generated data, using multiple selection criteria and > 120 different data types.


Create many test (output) tables and/or files simultaneously and target your apps, BI simulations, and bulk loads (automatically).


Leverage your existing DDL information to populate structurally and referentially correct test databases and data warehouses.


Build test data directly in your field (e.g., phone, date, SSN), report and flat-file formats (e.g., COBOL, CSV, LDIF, web log, XML, line/record/variable sequential).


Manipulate and format test data while it generates with: sorting; aggregation; custom filters (for subsetting), layouts, and transforms; page/report formatting; EVs, etc.


Express or select from any set of real data, numeric range, or distribution of values (linear, normal, percent, custom).


Populate test data directly into custom-formatted detail and summary (drill-down and roll-up) reports that can operate on the test values.


Run RowGen on any current Unix, Linux, and Windows platform to use the power of your hardware and test data where you need it.


Use the data layouts already defined in CSV headers, COBOL copybooks, SQL*Loader control files, ELF web logs, and MIMB-supported platforms.


Deploy RowGen for application development and stress-testing, DB population, ETL prototyping, outsourcing, benchmarking, etc.


Benefit from IRI's technical alliances with the leading hardware, database, data integration, BI application, and metadata vendors, which empower RowGen even more.

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