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OpenLink Unleashes Latest Edition of Virtuoso

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenLink Software Inc. announces the immediate availability of the latest edition of OpenLink Virtuoso, its industry-acclaimed hybrid data-server and integration platform for SQL, XML, RDF, and Web Services. This release introduces a new approach to enterprise information and data-integration, leveraging recent advances in Semantic Web technology such as SPARQL and the best practices of HTTP-based Linked Data across heterogeneous data sources. The new release provides a platform for declaratively developing and deploying conceptual views of disparate enterprise data sources such as SQL databases, XML and RDF data sources, and SOA based Web services.

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ — OpenLink Software Inc. announces the immediate availability of the latest edition of OpenLink Virtuoso, its industry-acclaimed hybrid data-server and integration platform for SQL, XML, RDF, and Web Services. This release introduces a new approach to enterprise information and data-integration, leveraging recent advances in Semantic Web technology such as SPARQL and the best practices of HTTP-based Linked Data across heterogeneous data sources. The new release provides a platform for declaratively developing and deploying conceptual views of disparate enterprise data sources such as SQL databases, XML and RDF data sources, and SOA based Web services.

Virtuoso enables end users, systems architects, systems integrators, and developers to interact with data at the conceptual as opposed to the traditional logical level. Data about customers, suppliers, invoices, and orders, stored in existing ODBC- or JDBC-accessible database systems such as Oracle, Informix, Ingres, SQL Server, Sybase, Progress, and MySQL, can be presented in RDF form for use in Semantic Web applications.

New Features — Meta Schema language for exposing SQL, XML, and Web Service data as RDF Linked Data — On-the-fly transformation of Web Services into RDF Linked Data — SPARQL Query Language support, facilitating powerful holistic views and traversal of enterprise data relationships — Transparent integration of SPARQL and SQL, such that SPARQL is executable from SQL via ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, or ADO.NET — Data-referencing across database instance, machine, and network boundaries — Use of HTTP/1.1 transparent content-negotiation for unobtrusive injection of RDF-based Linked Data, projecting existing infrastructure into the broader Semantic Web without disrupting ongoing activities. Leadership via Innovative and Pragmatic use of Semantic Web Technology

"Effective combination of domain expertise with enterprise data-access and information-integration has been a challenging pursuit for organizations worldwide since the advent of the modern IT era," said Kingsley Idehen, Founder and CEO of OpenLink Software. "This release of Virtuoso introduces a new generation of Semantic Web technology innovation, leadership and pragmatism. The new release delivers a technological solution that solves real business problems today — such as integrating data that is associated with a variety of disparate schemas, served by databases from a variety of vendors," he added.

Broad Operating System Support

The new release is available in 32- and 64-bit forms, for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and other UNIX platforms.

Extensive Industry-Standard Support

Industry standards supported by Virtuoso include SQL, ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLEDB, RDF, SPARQL, GData, XML, XQuery, XPath, XSLT, XML/A, WebDAV, HTTP, OpenID, NNTP, ATOM-Publishing and more.

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom and Netherlands. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the universal data-access middleware market since 1993 with more than 10,000 companies currently using its products worldwide.

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be found on the company web site, http://www.openlinksw.com/.

Additional information on Virtuoso is available from

— Web site — http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/

— Weblog — http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/weblogs/virtuoso/

SOURCE OpenLink Software Inc.

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