*** Using Hyperlinks To Conduct Data Through A Powerful Data Junction Box ***
Virtuoso provides a natural conceptual view over heterogeneous data sources, intricately woven through with the use of hyperlinks, to existing applications that use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and its cousins (JDBC, ADO.NET, OLE DB, and XMLA). Rather than being constrained by the ever increasing variety of enterprise SOA-style services, Web 2.0 APIs, and propriety RDBMS APIs, Virtuoso provides a simple entity-based data view atop these disparate sources and data access mechanisms. As a result, data interaction is driven by navigation of an entity relationship Web that incorporates the same "deceptive simplicity" commonly exploited by the the World Wide Web.
Once exposed as conceptual-model-
"Once you've installed Virtuoso, realizing immediate benefits of entity oriented data virtualization require zero lines of code. Simply bind your existing applications and services to ODBC, JDBC, ADO,NET data sources names or resource hyperlinks, and then immediately experience data access and integration re-imagined."
*** Scalable Ad-hoc Entity Analytics For Big Data ***
Virtuoso simplifies the application of existing ad-hoc query and analytics patterns to public, private, and combined Big Data clouds. Working with small or massive high-velocity data across disparate sources is handled naturally in a manner that's non-disruptive to existing infrastructure.
"Historically, there have been artificial divides across Semantic Web technologies, Service Oriented Architecture, REST, and Relational Database technology -- all of which Virtuoso lays to rest, without compromising performance, security, or platform flexibility,"
*** Core Technology For the Web of Linked Data ***
Beyond the enterprise, Virtuoso's data integration and management prowess are on display as the core technology behind publicly-accessible services driving Linked Data and Semantic Web endeavors such as DBpedia, the massive (55-Billion+
*** Data Virtualization Without Compromising Security ***
At Virtuoso's core lies a sophisticated policy-based data access capability that's driven by industry standards such as X.509, SSL/TLS, PKI, WebID, OAuth, OpenID, and HTTP. Fine-grained access control lists (ACLs) enable emulation of real-world data access policies that can mirror organization structure.
*** Flexible Cloud Deployment ***
Product deployment options include personal desktops, departmental workgroups, enterprise networks, and a zero-configuration cloud service via Amazon EC2.
"The Virtuoso platform is an ideal setup for seevl.net, offering us a scalable and agile platform for hosting structured data in the music domain, and generating our consumer services on top of this," said Alexandre Passant, Founder & CEO, Seevl. "It gave us the flexibility that we needed to quickly implement and deploy our solution using the latest Web standards, combined with hosting from Amazon for easy deployment in the cloud."
*** Putting Virtuoso to Work for You ***
As always, current versions of Virtuoso are available for immediate download and free evaluation. ODBC-based SQL/SPARQL access via Virtuoso's ODBC driver for the Linked Open Data Cloud and World Wide Web is free to clients running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc. Access is rate-limited, with an option to acquire licenses for increased access rates or for your own Virtuoso server instances in the cloud, enterprise data center, workgroup, or individual setup.
Through July 31st, 2012, all commercial licenses for Virtuoso are available on a special offer basis, placing entry-level Workstation licenses at $499, and offering significant savings for all deployments through to the highest-end, enterprise-grade Cluster Edition.
*** Additional Information ***
Virtuoso Pricing -- http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/
Virtuoso EC2 Cloud Edition -- http://www.openlinksw.com/
Pre-configured Editions of Virtuoso hosting DBpedia and other Linked Open Data Cloud Datasets -- http://www.openlinksw.com/
Virtuoso Editions Feature Comparison -- http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/
Virtuoso Download -- http://download.openlinksw.com/
Virtuoso in general -- http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/
Virtuoso Product Blog -- http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/
About OpenLink Software
*** About OpenLink Software ***
OpenLink Software is a privately-held software company with offices in the USA and the United Kingdom. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the universal data access middleware market since 1993, and over 10,000 companies currently use its products worldwide.
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