Using GigaSpaces, TAC – A Leading Virginia-Based IT Firm Specializing in Counterterrorism Solutions Nears Completion of Breakthrough Identity Search Application
Washington DC – January 9, 2007 – GigaSpaces, the enterprise infrastructure software company that is revolutionizing the architecture of distributed, data-intensive applications, announced today that its technology has been successfully deployed by The Analysis Corporation (TAC) in the development of an advanced identity search application for a Federal agency. The scalable, real-time, grid-based, compute-intensive solution currently features a capacity of 50,000 requests per day – an industry-first for an application of this type – and is expected within a year to manage up to 50 million requests per day.
TAC is a foremost software and systems design and development company serving U.S. Government agencies seeking advanced solutions for assembling and analyzing critical information on national security issues. The firm, based in McLean, Virginia, built the solution for a Federal agency focused on intelligence gathering, law enforcement, and counterterrorism.
Following a mid-2005 technology research phase and a thorough competitive review of off-the-shelf and custom software development alternatives, TAC Project Manager Jason A. Weisbaum, a 10-year IT manager with experience at the Federal level in services, consulting, and support, said, “GigaSpaces was selected because it was the most mature, scalable, and sensible solution. We are doing things in this development effort no one has ever done. GigaSpaces proved to be the most adaptable choice. It can be used with products written in any language, with any operating system, and has allowed us to plug anything into the grid with confidence it will work. In future deployments using the GigaSpaces architecture, our pace will be way ahead of anything typically experienced by teams using conventional development methods.”
“This advanced search application demonstrates the capabilities GigaSpaces brings to government customers with demanding, high-performance applications,” said Douglas Rich, GigaSpaces EVP of Sales, the Americas. “We look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship with TAC and improving the speed and capability of high-end government applications across the board.”
The Chief Architect, Joseph Krozak, an IT expert with 20 years experience building advanced software solutions, and a published author on topics such as J2EE and ERP integration, described the finished application, expected this month, as a system that distributes the work of extremely computational search processes as well as the memory by which the processes are performed. “GigaSpaces helped us meet the primary objectives for this application that it be a very fast real-time solution easily scalable to accommodate demands we see increasing by an order of magnitude within the coming year. We could have attempted this with custom or open source alternatives but the effort would have been huge.”
About The Analysis Corporation
The Analysis Corporation (TAC), headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is one of the foremost companies helping the U.S. Government assemble and analyze critical information on national security issues like terrorism. TAC provides experts in the fields of enterprise architecture, systems architecture and design, systems integration, database design and development, programming, and systems operation and administration. Expertise is also available to assist clients in business process re-engineering, program management, strategic planning, applied technology, facilitation, all-source analysis, and governance challenges. Increasingly, and especially since 9/11, TAC has made its most important contribution in the counterterrorism (CT) realm, supporting national watchlisting activities as well as other CT intelligence and analytic efforts. Led by the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and staffed by other former senior officials from the Intelligence Community, TAC is at the vanguard of the fight to safeguard U.S. national interests.
To find out more about The Analysis Corporation please visit http://www.theanalysiscorp.com.
GigaSpaces provides a single platform for end-to-end scalability of high performance and stateful distributed applications. With “Write Once Scale Anywhere” as its motto, GigaSpaces’ unique approach enables developers to Write their business logic Once and then seamlessly Scale-out the application linearly Anywhere, and on-demand. It is targeted at applications characterized by high-volume processing and low latency requirements and provides an alternative for implementing high performance and scalable service-oriented architectures (SOA). GigaSpaces customers include leaders in the financial services, telecommunications industries, and government institutions, including: Societe Generale, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Dow Jones, Virgin Mobile, Nortel, and Hutchinson 3G, where the need for mission-critical, high-performance, low-latency reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices across the United States, Europe and in Israel. It is a privately-held company, funded by FTVentures, BRM Capital, Intel Capital and Formula.
For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, or visit the company’s blog at http://www.gigaspacesblog.com.
For additional information, contact:
Alit Bar Sadeh
GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc.
Tel: (+1) -917-701-5185
Tel: (+1) -508-647-0044
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