Software AG Buys Leading Complex-Event-Processing Platform Apama from Progress Software

  Software AG Buys Leading Complex-Event-Processing Platform Apama from
  Progress Software

  *The acquisition of Apama is an important step in implementing Software
    AG’s strategy of enabling the digital enterprise
  *Apama will enable enterprises to maximize the value of their big data
    through proactively responding to business opportunities identified from
    the continuous analysis and correlation of business activities across
    multiple data streams
  *It will also enable customers to fully integrate the industrial internet
    (Industry 4.0), analyzing the massive amounts of real-time operational
    data from intelligent machines to make precise, real-time decisions
  *Software AG will leverage and expand Apama’s leadership in customizable
    CEP-powered solutions in capital markets (algorithmic trading, risk and
    market surveillance), telecommunications and supply chain & logistics
  *With this acquisition Software AG confirms its focus on dynamic growth for
    its BPE business division

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. -- June 13, 2013

Software AG today announced that it has executed an agreement with Progress
Software to acquire Apama, the market leading platform for Complex Event
Processing (CEP) and CEP-powered solutions. Apama CEP allows organizations to
correlate and analyze business activities across multiple data streams in
real-time and take immediate action in response. The high performance Apama
CEP platform together with Software AG’s low-latency messaging and in-memory
technology will enable customers to gain maximum value from real-time business
data in any business area where sub-second response times to events are
critical; such as fraud detection, capital markets trading or customer
experience management. In addition, Apama CEP will enable customers to fully
design, test, monitor and control the industrial internet to a new level of
precision and at a new level of intelligence.

Under the deal Software AG will take over the Apama technology teams based
primarily in Cambridge (UK), Bedford (USA) and Hyderabad (India). Also
included are the global Apama sales and technical teams which serve their
extensive customer base in financial services, communications and other
markets. Software AG will maintain the Apama product brand given the high
brand recognition of Apama in the CEP market. Software AG will also continue
and expand Apama’s industry and solution focus areas, including capital
markets trading, risk and surveillance, as well as more broadly location and
context-aware customer experience management and fraud prevention.

“Data can lose its value in an instant,” said Software AG’s CEO Terracotta and
Member of the Group Executive Board, Robin Gilthorpe. “Software AG’s big data
technology focuses on empowering enterprises to react to complex data while
that data is still live and while a reaction still has significant business
impact - whether preventing fraud, increasing sales or even in saving lives.
This acquisition is a major step in delivering on our strategy of empowering
enterprises to derive meaningful business insights and value from big data.”

Software AG’s big data strategy focuses on delivering real-time insights from
any big data source to any type of device for immediate action. It combines
in-memory data management with event stream processing and messaging to
deliver real-time business insights. Software AG’s big data platform will
enable a new class of applications that easily adapt to emerging use cases and
new data sets. These goals have not been achievable using traditional
disk-based data management approaches. Apama is a low-latency CEP platform
that fully complements Software AG’s product portfolio.

Dr. John Bates, Apama co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Progress
Software stated: “Both Progress and Software AG are committed to making this
transition as seamless as possible for customers and to continue providing
them with the highest levels of support to which they’ve become accustomed. I
will be joining Software AG once the transaction is completed and am
personally committed to this transition.”

This acquisition is consistent with Software AG’s focus on expanding its
dynamically growing business line for integration and process software
(Business Process Excellence) in order to help customers digitize their
enterprises around the "four forces": mobile, cloud, social collaboration and
big data. Software AG generated about €547 million in the Business Process
Excellence segment alone in fiscal 2012. Licensing revenue in this business
segment increased by 19 percent year-on-year in Q1 2013.

Technical Details

The Apama Event Processing Platform is a complete design and deployment
environment for CEP applications. From graphical design tools to research and
back-testing utilities, the complex event processing (CEP) platform provides
analysts, developers and administrators with a full lifecycle design center
that is optimized for CEP solutions. Apama is the leading CEP technology used
by capital markets participants in trading, risk and compliance. The Apama
platform offers a flexible and powerful platform for developing event-driven

About Software AG

Software AG (FRA: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives
faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies
enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and
optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over
40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a leader in
15 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural,
ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has approx. 5,300 employees in 70
countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012. Learn more

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