OpenLink Software Unleashes Powerful Client Connectivity Kit for Big Data

Turning Big Data into Smart Exploitable Data via Combined Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) & Linked Data Middleware Fusion.
May 30, 2012 - PRLog -- OpenLink Software, the technology innovation leader in high-performance & secure data access, integration, and management technology, today announced immediate availability of its latest data access & connectivity middleware for public and private big data spaces. The new technology provides existing Web or ODBC-compliant applications with transparent access to data across enterprise databases and publicly accessible big data spaces such as: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn?, and many others. In a nutshell, this technology provides desktop productivity tools, application development tools & frameworks, and Web Services with transparent access to disparate data sources using familiar RDBMS backend access and interaction patterns.

** Web Scale Database Connectivity & Big Data Challenge **

Agility is the timeless pursuit of enterprises and individuals alike. In all cases, access, integration, and dissemination of data is pivotal. In recent times, the integration of the Internet and World Wide Web (Web) into our daily activities has lead to exponential growth in the volume, velocity, heterogeneity, and dispersion of data as expressed via the industry-wide 'Big Data' meme. As a consequence, tactical insight discovery and dissemination is becoming harder to achieve, within ever decreasing decision making timeframes.

The new connectivity kit extends the data access range of ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, or OLE-DB compliant applications beyond RDBMS oriented data sources by including transparent access to social media oriented big data sources such as: DBpedia, Linked Open Data Cloud, Facebook, LinkedIn?, Google+, Twitter etc. Access & connectivity is delivered via familiar interaction patterns and tabular data representation formats associated with RDBMS access.

** Twenty Years of Relentless Data Access, Integration, and Management Oriented Technology Innovation **

"ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET are powerful tools for redistributing data from enterprise RDBMS-driven line-of-business applications, but inadequate for Big Data scenarios where data structure heterogeniety is endemic," said Kingsley Idehen, Founder & CEO, OpenLink Software. "Virtuoso's Open Data Connectivity prowess takes the conceptual virtues of RDBMS oriented connectivity to new heights by enabling existing ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLE-DB compliant applications tap into the vastness of Web-scale Big Data sources, seamlessly. As has been the case for the last twenty years, our product focus is a direct reflection of our passion, innovation, and leadership at OpenLink Software," he added.

** Conclusion **

RDBMS technology no longer defines the apex of the data-access, integration, and management value pyramid. Web accelerated Big Data is now the biggest impediment to individual and enterprise agility pursuits. As would be expected, OpenLink's data access and connectivity technology has evolved to embrace the Big Data challenge reality by providing a solution that empowers existing ODBC-compliant applications while also providing a powerful data access solution for Web and/or Mobile applications and services.

** Product Availability & Pricing **

ODBC based SQL/SPARQL access via Virtuoso's ODBC driver for the Linked Open Data Cloud and World Wide Web is free across Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD etc.. Access is rate limited with an option to acquire licenses for increased access rates or commissioning on your own Virtuoso server instances in the cloud, enterprise data centers, workgroups, or individual setups.

Through July 31st, 2012, all Commercial licenses for Virtuoso are available on a special offer basis placing entry-level Workstation license at $499, offering significant savings for all deployments through to the highest-end, enterprise-grade Cluster Edition.

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** 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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** Press Contact **
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