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Relationships, Unified Information Central to Attivio Update

Unified information access platform gives organizations new ways to correlate, analyze business information; SQL capabilities expanded in latest version of Active Intelligence Engine.

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Attivio has updated its Active Intelligence Engine (AIE). Version 3.5 adds an ontology module and event-driven visualization capabilities so analysts can immediately understand what’s happening on large, multi-node systems. Additional enhancements include expanded SQL support and automatic generation of thumbnail and preview images to help customers more rapidly view and retrieve critical information.

Many organizations, particularly in industries such as financial services and life sciences, rely on ontologies -- formalized categories, terms, and relationships for a specific domain -- to ensure consistent presentation and understanding of information. AIE enables enterprises to unify information access across hundreds of disparate information silos. With the AIE Ontology Module, customers can better correlate, access, and analyze information by using their existing ontologies as the basis for advanced entity extraction and query expansion. Features include:

  • Advanced entity-extraction through ontology-based dictionaries
  • Synonym support for enhanced entity extraction and querying
  • Query auto-complete and classification based on ontology terms
  • Zthes, SmartLogic, RDFS, OWL, YAML, and MeSH support with an extensible loader framework to easily add new input formats

Event-Driven Systems Analysis and Visualization

AIE can ingest, integrate, and correlate disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content through a unified index, eliminating the need to create separate databases for individual business applications. This integration removes the limitations of database-backed systems and enables information-based connections never before possible. As AIE 3.5 executes workflows, enhanced systems and performance monitoring tools provide a unified view of all relevant metrics. Customizable graphical displays of important parameters stream in real time and overlay upon each other to correlate events and system behavior, providing critical insight to massive, mission-critical environments.

“Companies no longer need to accept trade-offs and compromises when they integrate and apply big data applications across multiple enterprise data repositories,” said Sid Probstein, Attivio’s chief technology officer. “Attivio AIE 3.5 is a linearly scalable platform that requires no additional stack or database and manages information of all sizes, shapes and forms. It is absolutely the strongest, most agile and customizable platform upon which to build business intelligence and competitive advantage.”

Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and big data tools to reveal insight that matters using the access method that best suits each user’s technical skills and priorities. More information is available at

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