Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. ("The CoSORT Company"), the pioneer in high-volume data sorting and ETL acceleration software for open systems, and RightOrder, Inc., a premier provider of infrastructure software that improves the performance, scalability and flexibility of business-critical applications by orders of magnitude, announced the formation of a technical and marketing alliance. The partnership is designed to help each company strengthen their roles in the data warehouse ETL and business intelligence/data warehouse applications markets through concept sharing and customer referrals.
IRI's high-performance file sorting software, CoSORT, has long been associated with the direct acceleration of bulk loads and the indirect acceleration of queries. According to IRI Senior Development Engineer, Amrita Thakur, "pre-sorting bypasses the database's (slower) indexing method and reduces overhead and temporary storage space required during the load. Pre-CoSORTed loads through Oracle's SQL*Loader and other RDBMS bulk load utilities have been up to 10 times faster than unsorted loads. CoSORT's ability to quickly sort and load multiple tables in different index orders led to IBM's record-setting TPC-H (decision support) benchmark for loads and queries (at the 300GB scale factor) in 2000."
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