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AllegroGraph v4

From: Craig Norvell - Franz Inc. <cnorvell@franz.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:21:25 -0700
Message-ID: <4C222675.7090005@franz.com>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
We are proud to announce the release of AllegroGraph v4.  Please visit 
www.franz.com for additional details.   I've also copied our product 
announcement below.

For those of you at SemTech this week I would encourage you to attend 
Bill Guinn's (CTO - Amdocs, Product Group) presentation - Thursday at 
12:45.  Mr. Guinn will discuss Amdocs' new product offering in the 
Telecom space that is pushing Allegrograph to manage Trillions of triples.

Best Regards,

Craig Norvell
Franz Inc.

Franz Unveils the First Enterprise OLTP Semantic Web Database

AllegroGraph 4.0 Powers Dynamic Reasoning Critical for CRM, Financial 
Services, Security, Social Networking and Telco Applications

Franz, Inc., the leading supplier of Graph Database technology for the 
Semantic Web, today announced AllegroGraph 4.0, the industry’s first 
native RDF database with Enterprise Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) 
capabilities. This breakthrough in database technology allows companies 
to simultaneously add, query and dynamically reason over large scale 
semantic datasets with ACID compliance and transaction management.

“In order for Semantic Web technologies to be broadly adopted in 
transaction-centric and time-sensitive markets such as CRM, financial 
services, security, social networking and telecommunications – the 
ability to conduct up-to-the-minute queries across heterogeneous data 
sources is paramount,” said Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz, Inc. “We are 
proud of our technologic breakthrough and the positive impact we expect 
it will have on the Semantic Web industry.”

"In today's connected online world, customer-orientated business 
requires real-time contextual knowledge across all business channels and 
relevant social and competitive forces,” said Bill Guinn, CTO of Amdocs 
Product Enabler Group. “Semantic technologies such as Franz’s 
AllegroGraph database, can enable real-time, 24/7 customer insight that 
is both predictive and personalized for each customer. When used to 
power a decision engine in the transactional flow of  business, cost 
reductions in customer care, leaps forward in customer satisfaction, and 
significant improvements in product uptake can result."

“Scalable, high performance and distributed knowledge bases are key to 
the implementation of the next generation information systems for health 
care and life sciences,” said Parsa Mirhaji, Director of the Center for 
BioSecurity and Public Health Informatics Research at University of 
Texas Huston. “While we are all still learning, exploring and evolving 
in the Semantic technologies space, the introduction of a reliable and 
industry strength Graph database, such as AllegroGraph 4.0 which can 
support real-time reasoning on large and dynamic datasets, is definitely 
a leap forward and has the potential to change the way we think about 
and architect our gateways to the future.”

“Today's leading companies have realized the incredible value locked up 
in their existing unstructured and structured data they are unable to 
exploit,” said Dr. Aasman. “This realization is driving demand for 
sophisticated analytics over diverse sources such as corporate email, 
documents, spreadsheets, customer support logs, and social networks and 
so on, not just from relational databases. But conducting queries across 
such heterogeneous data sources is impractical, if not infeasible, 
because of technologic limitation of traditional relational databases. 
With AllegroGraph 4.0, companies can easily transform and integrate 
unstructured and structured data and query it in real-time, providing 
critical intelligence for business to compete and excel.”

AllegroGraph is a modern high-performance database that continues to 
raise the bar in Web 3.0 database scalability. Disk-based storage allows 
the database to scale to billions of triples while maintaining superior 
performance. AllegroGraph 4.0 is an enterprise-class database with ACID 
transactions, full recovery, 100% read concurrency and automatic 
backups. The new version also includes dynamic and automatic indexing, 
advanced free text indexing and deletion of duplicate triples.

AllegroGraph provides users an event-based view of their datasets. 
Events are broadly defined as things that have particular type (i.e. 
financial transactions, customer purchases, and meetings), a number of 
actors (payee, payer, patient, terrorist), a start time, an end time and 
a location.  Customers can use AllegroGraph 4.0 to reason about types of 
events; link events to companies and people through social networking 
algorithms; and link to events and places through a user-friendly layer 
of temporal reasoning rules. Event analysis is further enhanced with a 
geospatial engine that is as fast as specialized spatial databases.

Dr. Aasman will discuss the capabilities of AllegroGraph 4.0 during two 
presentations titled ‘Enterprise Requirements for Graph Databases – Your 
Best NoSQL Choices’ and ‘Exploring Schema Spaces in Linked Open Data’ at 
the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco, California. 
At the same conference, Bill Guinn will expand on the value of using 
semantic technology for customer-centric applications during a 
presentation titled ‘The Next Generation Consumer Business – Semantic 
Real-time Intelligent Decision Automation.’
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