IRI and Actuate Partner to Streamline Big Data Business Intelligence

     IRI and Actuate Partner to Streamline Big Data Business Intelligence

CoSort Will Feed BIRT and Offer Advanced BI in The IRI Workbench, Built on

PR Newswire

MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013

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

Eclipse is the leading open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
worldwide, and the foundation for both the "IRI Workbench" GUI (supporting
CoSort® and its compatible spin-offs), and BIRT, the Business Intelligence
Reporting Tool that Actuate supports and extends with dashboards, scorecards,
predictive analytics, and other sophisticated data visualizations and

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 Director of Platform Partnerships, predicted that "the
integration of IRI's big data transformation technology with ActuateOne's BIRT
extensions in Eclipse will result in one of the most robust, cost-effective,
and user-friendly big data processing and reporting combinations possible."

About Actuate, The BIRT Company
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in
a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and
the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more
information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

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

Jason Koivu, Marcom Director
IRI, The CoSort Company
(321) 777-8889 ext. 210

SOURCE IRI, The CoSort Company

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