Organizations face ever-increasing variety, volume, and velocity of events including sensor-based data, geospatial data, field reports, transaction flows, and Website clickstream data to name just a few. Operational initiatives for risk mitigation or intelligence-related situational awareness require timely detection and intelligent response to such opportunities and threats. Complex Event Processing (CEP) software addresses these challenges. As a result, it is one of the fastest growing IT categories, estimated by industry analyst group IDC to grow by an average annual rate of 55% from 2008 to 2012.*
With the acquisition of Agent Logic, a leader in the CEP technology category, Informatica enables enterprises to rapidly detect, correlate, analyze, and respond to data-driven events. Using simple-to-specify rules, business users gain timely operational intelligence on multiple, related changes in data elements representing threats or opportunities. With CEP and automated responses to these data-driven events, organizations gain greater adaptability and agility.
Agent Logic customers include Fortune 500 leaders and public sector agencies including U.S. national security agencies. For example, in the public sector, Agent Logic facilitates maritime domain awareness, geospatial tracking, and battlespace command and control. Additionally, as an example in the commercial sector, Agent Logic can help contain costs and mitigate risks related to corporate credit card programs. As corporate credit card programs grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to review each transaction to ensure compliance with the relevant corporate travel and expense policy. With Agent Logic, business users can simply set up rules to monitor these transactions and help ensure conformance to the pertinent travel and expense policies.
The acquisition of Agent Logic advances Informatica’s technology leadership in two fundamental ways. First, the combination of Agent Logic complex event processing and the Informatica platform enables another type of broader data integration project – event-driven active data integration. By integrating the event data with related transactional and historical data, business users can better understand the situational context and, based on this real-time operational intelligence, respond with timely action. Second, the combination of Agent Logic complex event processing and Informatica Identity Resolution supports identity-aware event processing. Trustworthy information on the event-related individuals provides additional context to analyze the situation and determine the appropriate action. Active data integration and identity-aware event processing will enable a variety of applications in financial services, healthcare and particularly the public sector.