Investigation platform Siren has filed a new patent for technology that allows analysts to conduct larger searches for longer.
All-in-one investigation platform player Siren is on a mission to keep people, assets and networks safe.
The business’s new patent-pending technology allows analysts to conduct larger searches faster, and without the need for additional IT systems or processing power.
“Speed and scale are pivotal in so many critical investigations, I am particularly pleased that our technology, and specifically Siren 13.4, is making an increasing impact in public safety and law enforcement globally”
Siren, which specialises in cyber intelligence and works with law enforcement agencies all over the world, last year raised €12m in backing from the European Investment Back to fight cybercrime.
Siren last year reported a 162% increase in revenues, has achieved four patents with more pending and opened a new headquarters in the Galway Innovation District.
The new analytics capability has boosted Siren’s overall performance, providing accelerated data retrieval and enhanced analysis capability for analysts.
Powering intelligent investigations
Dr Renaud Delbru, co-founder and chief scientific officer at Siren
The ‘join operation’ is a critical function within a database system, enabling the correlation and retrieval of data from two distinct data-sets, using a shared attribute or relation. Traditionally this “joining” process can prove challenging and resource-intense. Siren’s new join addresses the problem by introducing an intelligent approach to partitioning data records prior to executing the join operation.
What sets this approach apart is its innovative data organization. It effectively removes excessive network costs and inefficiencies by reducing data record duplication and optimizing the data exchange phase of the join operation.
When it comes to practical application, Siren 13.4 and the new join provide immediate benefits across a spectrum of scenarios using large scale, distributed data-sets like social media data, high volume financial transaction data, or detailed scientific research data.
The latest patent application, International (PCT) Application No PCT/EP2023/059801, builds on a history of technical advances Siren has made in the fields of national security and public safety in relation to search and investigation functionality.
Previous United States patents include “Method for Efficient Backend Evaluation of Aggregates on Composite Relationships in a Relationally Mapped ER Model”, “Optimization of Database Sequence of Joins for Reachability and Shortest Path Determination“, “Distributed Join Index for Shared-Nothing and Log-Structured Databases” and a European application for “Distributed Join Index for Shared-Nothing and Log-Structured Databases“.
Speed and scale
“Our most recent patent stands out as a one-of-a-kind offering in the market, reaffirming our commitment to innovation,” explained Dr Renaud Delbru, co-founder and chief scientific officer at Siren.
“Speed and scale are pivotal in so many critical investigations, I am particularly pleased that our technology, and specifically Siren 13.4, is making an increasing impact in public safety and law enforcement globally.”
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