Friday, 05 February 2010 05:32

Sybase Positions Itself As A Clear Market Leader In CEP And Strengthens Its Real-Time Analytics Platform With Acquisition Of Aleri Assets

By Scott Pettet

Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced that it has finalised an Asset Purchase Agreement with Aleri Inc. Aleri is a leading provider of enterprise-class complex event processing (CEP) technology and CEP-based solutions.

'With this transaction, Sybase positions itself as a clear market leader in CEP. We have strengthened our real-time analytics platform by adding Liquidity Risk Management and the industry leading Liquidity Management Suite,' said Dereck Daymond, Managing Director at Sybase Australia and New Zealand.  'Our customers increasingly expect Sybase to provide a broad analytics portfolio to meet their growing needs and we are committed to continue to deliver on this vision.'

CEP is an integral part of real-time analytics and with this acquisition, Sybase strengthens its overall analytics platform and leadership position to better meet the needs of enterprises requiring real-time analytics processing.  

'The addition of Sybase development resources to the Aleri platform will accelerate the pace of innovation adding new features to the CEP engine,' said Jerry Baulier, Vice President, Engineering of Sybase, (former CTO and VP Engineering of Aleri).  'Furthermore, Aleri customers will benefit from the strength of Sybase's worldwide customer support organisation.'

According to Forrester Research, "The Aleri platform is a strong product backed by a strong strategy." Aleri is recognised as a standout leader in CEP in the Forrester Research, Inc., independent report published August 4, 2009 --'The Forrester Waveâ„¢: Complex Event Processing (CEP) Platforms,' Q3 2009. The full report can be found at  

Aleri is also the first CEP vendor to have published STAC-certified (Securities Technology Assessment Centre) Benchmarks.

The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed and Sybase does not expect the transaction to have a material impact on 2010 financial results.

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