Augur Systems, Inc. is an independent software vendor founded in 1998, privately funded, and based in metro Boston.
We develop two software products: Socket Station for managing data streams, and Augur for monitoring events. Both products run on all major operating systems, and have plug-in architectures for expedient customization.
Our Socket Station product implements the latest hot topic: data routing. It allows you to create a hub for your real-time data, where you control access, simplify interfaces, and replicate streams for simultaneous uses. This flexibility increases security, reduces integration costs, and enables you to do more with your data (e.g. safely test products on your live production network, or share live data with other departments).
Our flagship Augur product is an event manager designed for both simplicity and scalability. In so many ways it is a next generation solution in a crowded marketplace of old solutions. It saves money up front and over the long term, and it looks good doing it too.
Our products are targeted for both mid-sized business (e.g. managed service providers, a single data center, etc.) and large enterprises (e.g. telecoms, financial institutions, etc.). This is because deployments can scale from stand-alone solutions all the way up to enterprise clusters that span time zones.
We use the latest industry standard development practices and tools for efficient and consistent development: integrated development environment (IDE) source code editors, CVS source code versioning, Ant build tools, etc. Development platforms include Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris. The result is that our software inherently works across deployment platforms.
Product APIs and plug-ins are based on Java and XML, allowing customers to leverage a large pool of commercial tools and qualified developers to build customizations.
We polish our implementations of the "accepted norms". We question the norms too. Sometimes the result is innovation. Examples of our best work include: a tree-based multi-threaded database, Augur's graphical rules engine, a visual threshold designer, distributed cluster processing and storage, simultaneous configuration session support, and a universal client/server plug-in system. Even more interesting things are on the way.
About the Name "Augur"
If you thought augur meant "a big drill thing", you're definitely not alone. But that one is spelled auger. Augur refers to an ancient profession: predicting the future by reading signs (e.g. tea leaves, animal entrails, and other eerie stuff). As a verb it refers to predicting the future, as in, "Your ability to hustle Girl Scout cookies augurs well for a future career in software sales." So, our Augur product's job is to read your events and "predict" when to generate alerts. The idea of "drilling down" to a root cause fits well too, so we don't mind the spelling confusion.
About Our Logo
Data passes through each of our products as a gateway or portal. Also, our software has to be stable for 24x7x365 environments. These ideas are iconified by the strong and stable arch. Event data is destined for evaluation by a rule tree in our flagship Augur event monitor, hence the tree beyond the arch.
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Janicki spent a decade working with operations departments. He managed commercial enterprise solutions, and as those tools reached their limits, he managed the development of new applications for workflow management, trouble ticketing, reporting, notifications, and fault management.
In 1998, he formed Augur Systems. Today's Augur and Socket Station products are the culmination of a team of developers since then.
Augur's software is developed by our own in-house software experts, along with a select list of U.S.-based specialists contracted for particular areas of expertise. Where third-party software is used, we either select industry-standard open-source libraries, or make arrangements to secure source code so that we can guarantee continuous support.
Support is provided from our U.S. offices, and/or via our integration and OEM partners.
Software for managing data and event streams