Provalets are mobile rule agents for rule-based data access, semantic processing, and inference analytics. They can be dynamically deployed as microservices from Maven repositories into standardized container environments such as OSGi, where they can be used via simple REST calls. The programming model supports rapid prototyping and reuse of Provalets components to build Linked Enterprise Data applications where the sensible corporate data is not transmitted outside the enterprise, but instead the Provalets providing data processing and knowledge inference capabilities are moved closer to the data.
"Provalets: Component-Based Mobile Agents as Microservices for Rule-Based Data Access, Processing and Analytics,"
Business & Information Systems Engineering:
Vol. 58: Iss. 5, 329-340.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/bise/vol58/iss5/2