Light Speed Sorting with FastSort

Recently I’ve been struggling to squeeze a little speed increase out of current CloverETL’s sorting component – the ExtSort. Benchmarks show that the performance of ExtSort is very good, yet we again wanted to push things a few steps forward and make them even better. Finally, after a little research and tweaking we came up with a compromise. The development split into two paths – the original ExtSort remained and a new component – FastSort – was introduced in CloverETL 2.7. Let's have a small peek at what it is about![Continue reading]