Joint research conducted by CA Technologies and Swinburne University of Technology has led to the invention of a new artificial intelligence process called "opaque data processing".
CA said the technology enables a service to be virtualised in the absence of expert knowledge, explicit documentation, or needing to know the message structure.
CA claims the innovation brings true artificial intelligence to its CA Service Virtualization 8.0. It said the solution is a critical component in addressing the challenges of DevOps by automating the reasoning, planning, learning and communication associated with the creation of virtual services.
CA said the PhD research project conducted by Swinburne University of Technology's Miao Du helped bring service virtualisation technology to the next level.
As a result of this research, two international peer-reviewed conference papers have been published on opaque data processing and four United States patent applications have been filed.
CA Labs Melbourne, vice president of research, Dr Steve Versteeg, said "It's an incredible accolade for Miao and the team to be part of a program that has contributed significantly to a product's development process and will be sold to customers across the world to help them thrive in the application economy."
Swinburne University of Technology Dean, School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Professor John Grundy, said the department was excited about the results.
"It is very rewarding to see the commercialisation of our work and to know that organisations worldwide will benefit from our discovery and be able to get applications to market faster with improved software development and testing environments."
The project was managed jointly by the company's research arm, CA Labs, and Swinburne as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant. It was led by Swinburne's Professor Jun Han.