OpenLink unleashes latest edition of Virtuoso

A Semantic Web Technology-based solution for Enterprise Information & Data Integration

Burlington, MA. June 22, 2008 - 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 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, orders, etc., stored in existing ODBC- or JDBC-accessible database systems such as Oracle, Informix, Ingres, SQL Server, Sybase, Progress, PostgreSQL, or MySQL, can easily be presented in RDF form for use in Semantic Web applications.

New Features

Amazon EC2 instance now also available

Newly available is an OpenLink Data Spaces AMI (Amazon Machine Image), bundling the Virtuoso Universal Server, OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS), OpenLink Ajax Toolkit (OAT), and a collection of 3rd party applications (Wordpress, MediaWiki?, phpBB3, and others). In moments, the ODS AMI delivers --

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. Virtuoso 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.

Soeren Auer, of the DBpedia project, commented, "DBpedia provides a substrate for exposing knowledge buried in Wikipedia. Virtuoso enables us to serve the vast amount of DBpedia knowledge via Linked Data and SPARQL endpoints combining both performance and resilience."

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, OLE-DB, RDF, SPARQL, GData, XML, XQuery, XPath, XSLT, XMLA, 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,

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OpenLink Software, Inc.
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