IRI collaborates with Oracle to integrate, govern data in the cloud

Johannesburg, 29 Jan 2020
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SPI, the African distributor for utility software products and services to the open systems segment of the IT industry and the sole sub-Saharan Africa distributor for USA-based Innovative Routines (IRI), today announced the latter’s IRI Voracity data management platform will run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Voracity in OCI will enable modern PaaS and SaaS options for SME and enterprise customers seeking faster, more affordable and highly secure cloud execution of ETL jobs, plus data masking and synthesis, data quality and migration, and data wrangling for analytics.

OCI is a cloud built to run critical enterprise applications with unmatched performance, security and cost. Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is the only delivery platform for Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry's first and only self-driving database. Oracle Cloud provides a comprehensive cloud computing portfolio, from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.

Voracity is a data management software stack built on Eclipse and powered by the decades-proven and -enhanced IRI CoSort data manipulation program. Voracity combines: data discovery (profiling, classification and search); data integration (ETL, CDC, SCD); data and database migration; data governance (data cleansing, masking and subsetting, master data and metadata management); and analytics (embedded BI or data wrangling) for sources large and small, structured and unstructured. Voracity can also run many jobs seamlessly in Hadoop.

Voracity can process Oracle Autonomous Database data, including in both transactional and data warehouse repositories, plus a wide range of other Oracle and third-party database options. Voracity in OCI runs on Oracle Autonomous Linux for added reliability and security from the self-updating, self-securing operating system. “This collaboration with Oracle will give users moving EDW, data lake and production analytic projects to the cloud the speed, security, savings and SLAs they need,” commented David Friedland, IRI Senior Vice-President.

For further information, please contact Chris Anderson at tel: (+27) 11 234 1560; fax: (+27) 11 234 1387; e-mail:


SPI is a company that provides utility software products and services to the Open Systems segment of the IT industry. It is the sole sub-Saharan Africa distributor for USA-based Innovative Routines; USA-based Help/Systems; USA-based Linoma Software; France-based Esker; and, UK-based OpusVL (ex-Xi Software). SPI also develops some of its own software utilities to complement the overseas products that it distributes.

SPI has a wide and varied customer base and includes organisations such as Aspen Pharmacare, Johannesburg Municipality, University of Johannesburg, MMI Holdings, Nampak, National Brands, Stellenbosch University and UNISA

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (+44) 74700 33126
SPI Group Chris Anderson (+27) 11 234 1560