CoSort Platforms & Pricing

Proven Yet Affordable Data Manipulation

Compatible Platforms


IRI CoSort for Unix continues to lead the data sorting and manipulation market by being first to support every commercial "open systems" platform, including:


HP 9000 (PA-RISC and Itanium 2 systems) running HP-UX 9-11iv3

IBM RS/6000, pSeries, SP2, and ES9000 running AIX 3.2-6.1 and AIX/ESA

Bull DPX/2 and Escala servers running AIX

Compaq (Digital) AlphaServers running Tru64 Unix 4-5

DECsystems running RISC/Ultrix and Digital/OSF

SunFire, Sun UE and SPARCware running Solaris 5-11

Fujitsu, Solbourne and CS6400) running SunOS 2-4, Solaris 5-11

Apple (Mac) PowerPC OS X 10.3, macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and x86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Pyramid Reliant, Nile, MISserver and 9000[T] running DC/OSx

Silicon Graphics Challenge and lower running IRIX

Sequent NUMA-Q and Symmetry running ptx and DYNIX (COFF and ELF)

Data General AViiON running DG/UX

Siemens-Nixdorf RM running SINIX

SCO Unix and UnixWare

Solaris on Intel (x86)

Encore Infinity

Fujitsu DS/90

Amdahl 5990/5

Convex C

Wyse 5-9000

Interactive Unix


FreeBSD for Intel

Linux (see below)



CoSort for Linux runs on 32- and 64-bit Intel x86 and Itanium hardware, and is certified Red Hat Ready (for RHEL) and Novell YES! for SLES. CoSort for Linux runs on other chipsets as well. IBM Chiphopper-certified, Linux platforms include IBM eServer x, i, p and zSeries (mainframe). Additional ports include SLES (SuSE) 8-11 on the IBM POWER 5-7 chips, and Linux variants like AsianUX, Centos, Debian, Fedora Core, Gentoo, Mandrake, Oracle Linux, and Ubuntu.


CoSort for Windows runs on NT, XP, 2000/3/8/10/12/16 Server, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.


CoSort for Virtual Machines runs on VMware, IBM KVM (PureSystems), and similar environments supporting the operating systems above.

Licensing and Support

CoSort license fees are assessed once for perpetual use (i.e., not a lease, unless you want one) and fairly reflect the performance benefits derived from its host hardware. Fees are configuration-dependent, and range between 4.000€ and 38.000€. Additional CPU cores (threads) you choose to license for CoSort use add a bit more to the base license fee.

IRI applies discounts for additional licenses procured simultaneously, disaster recovery, multi-site licensing, non-profit institutions, and ISV runtime royalties. Maintenance, including new releases and technical support, is free for the first year after licensing.

Support is free in the first year, then optionally renewable thereafter at 20%. Support for, and leased (opex) use of, CoSort is also included in IRI Voracity "total data management" platform subscriptions for big data, DW/BI, and data security architects.