OpenLink Unleashes Update To Semantically-Aware Column-Store For Handling Big Data Challenges
Virtuoso 7.2 Enhances Massively Scalable Hybrid (Relational Tables & RDF Property/Predicate Graphs)
DBMS For Secure, High-Performance, Big Data Management and Integration Challenges.
OpenLink Software, Inc., today unveiled the latest, most advanced version of the Virtuoso hybrid data management system,
further expanding their cost-effective, secure, cross-platform, high-performance, and massively-scalable solution to the
challenge of performing and disseminating insightful analytics over Big, Small, and Diverse Data. This latest product release
delivers record setting performance, scalability, and agility, alongside unrivaled security sophistication.
Major Updates include:
Enhanced 3rd Party Storage Services Integration -- 3rd Party Storage Services (e.g., Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft OneDrive,
Google Drive, Box, Rackspace, etc.) are mountable and un-mountable (asynchronously) to Virtuoso's HTTP/WebDAV based File Server
layer. This feature enables end-user level exploitation of open standards for Web-scale Verifiable Identity (e.g., PKIX) that no
longer depend on domain ownership.
Loosely-coupled CSV document support -- Attachment of external, filesystem-hosted CSV Documents to Virtuoso frees users from confinement
to wholesale import and export. Once attached, these CSV documents are treated like native SQL Tables, thereby enabling powerful transformations
into RDF-based Linked Open Data. Net effect, enhanced data virtualization functionality that enables powerful data integration and transformation
-- without losing the lightweight data definition and manipulation benefits of filesystem-hosted CSV documents.
Loosely-Coupled Data Transformation Services -- Enables use of the HTTP POST method to request asynchronous transformation services to convert a
myriad of structured data sources into RDF-based Linked Open Data, on the fly.
Built-in Nanotation Processor -- Automatic extraction and transformation of digital sentences (using RDF-TURTLE notation) embedded in Email
Messages, Online Discussion Posts, Tweets, Social Media Posts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+), HTML Body, and Plain Text documents, into RDF-based
Linked Open Data, which is then stored in the host Virtuoso instance. This feature provides users with the freedom, power, and flexibility to
create structured data wherever and whenever -- as long as the target destination is a content input control that supports the 'plain/text'
Loosely-coupled SSL/TLS -- For enhanced security, SSL/TLS version and associated cipher selection is now configurable. Net effect, you can now
explicitly disable the use of specific SSL/TLS versions (e.g., SSL/TLS 3.0, which is susceptible to the POODLE exploit).
As established technology innovation leaders in these realms, none of these functionality enhancements is delivered without paying special
attention to individual privacy and enterprise security -- alongside unobtrusive implementation -- he added.
Virtuoso 7.2 continues to demonstrate OpenLink's profound understanding of the fundamental challenges impeding the pursuit of agility shared by
individuals and enterprises alike, in regards to big, small, disparately-located, and heterogeneously-shaped data access, integration, and
management -- Kingsley Idehen, Founder & CEO, OpenLink Software