Database management firm Sybase is expected within days to announce an agreement to buy Aleri, one of the leading suppliers of software that analyzes complex events and risks before securities trades are executed.

Sybase indicated late last week that it “is planning on making a very big announcement on Monday, Feb. 8,’’ but declined to provide any details. Officials at Aleri in Mountain View, Calif. could not be reached for comment. Sybase declined comment at 1:45 p.m.

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