CoSort Big Data Preparation Doubles Business Objects Reporting Speed

Jul 09, 2013, 14:12 ET from IRI, The CoSort Company

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc., a long-time leader in big data transformation and data-centric protection technology, is confirming a significant performance improvement method for users of SAP's Business Objects. When IRI's CoSort® is used to stage the source data first, Business Objects generates report outputs in half the time.

Premanandham ("Prem") Govindaraju, a Sr. BI architect at Unisoft Infotech in Singapore, demonstrated how CoSort prepares, or franchises, huge table and file data for Business Objects in a single job script and I/O pass. "CoSort's processing of the raw data was completed with incredible speed in the file system, and doubled the throughput of the overall BI process," Prem observed.

In Prem's benchmark, a report requiring the sorting, joining, and aggregation of two data sources (100MB and 50MB files) took Business Objects 70 seconds to complete on an Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 380 @ 2.53GHz running Windows. When CoSort transformed the data first, however, the subsets were available to Business Objects in 23 seconds. Business Objects then needed another 6 seconds to present that data in the same report, but the total processing time (to produce the same report on the same data) was only 29 seconds.

Intelligent Solutions President, and Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, Claudia Imhoff has blogged for the B-eye-Network about "Operational BI" and latencies in the BI delivery process that come from weak infrastructural tools. "IRI's CoSort is a game-changing engine in Operational BI because it removes the transformation overhead of big data from the reporting layer," she remarked, and added that "BI users can more quickly perform both predictive and what-if analysis with CoSort's pre-packaged datasets."

For more information on accelerating Business Objects and other BI operations with CoSort, visit the IRI blog's business intelligence section.

About IRI, The CoSort Company
Founded in 1978, Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. is an independent software vendor specializing in data processing and protection. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, IRI has with licensing and support offices in more than 30 cities worldwide. Its flagship CoSort package transforms and reports on big data, migrates legacy sorts, and replaces many SQL, shell, and 3GL programs. CoSort-compatible tools include FACT™(Fast Extract), FieldShield® (data masking), NextForm™ (data conversion), and RowGen™ (test data).

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