IRI and Actuate Partner to Streamline Big Data Business Intelligence CoSort Will Feed BIRT and Offer Advanced BI in The IRI Workbench, Built on Eclipse™

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, The BIRT Company™ - 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 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 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 www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.

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 www.iri.com or engage with the IRI community at blog.iri.com.

Contact:
Jason Koivu, Marcom Director
IRI, The CoSort Company
(321) 777-8889 ext. 210
jasonk@iri.com

SOURCE IRI, The CoSort Company



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