Tag Archive for semantic database

Stardog 2.1 Hits Scalability Breakthrough

Washington, DC – January 21, 2014 – The new release (2.1) of Stardog, a leading RDF database, hits new scalability heights with a 50-fold increase over previous versions. Using commodity server hardware at the $10,000 price point, Stardog can manage, query, search, and reason over datasets as large as 50B RDF triples. The new scalability…

It's Time To Take On Temporal Data Management For Semantic Data

Mankind has been trying to understand the nature of time since, well, since forever. How time works is a big question, with many different facets being explored by scientists, philosophers, even social-psychologists. Semantic technologists, however, are focusing a little more strategically, considering temporal data management for semantic data. At the Semantic Technology and Business Conference…

NoSQL Database Platform Vendor MarkLogic Gets $25 Million, Promises To Go Deep On Semantics

Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider MarkLogic has come into some cash: a $25 million round of growth capital from investors including Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital, CEO Gary Bloom and other corporate executives. Yesterday, at the company’s MarkLogic World 2013 conference, Bloom also prepared the audience to hear more today from company executives about…

The Rise of Semantic Databases

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by Angela Guess David S. Read of Information Week recently discussed the advent of the semantic database. He writes, “Don’t buy into the idea that semantic database technologies are just for consumer-facing services such as BBC Online or the semantic Web initiatives embraced by the likes of Best Buy and Cisco. In much the same way that consumerization drives…

EQL: What Happens When SPARQL Meets SQL

Querying semantic databases isn’t necessarily the most user-friendly thing to do on the planet. Consultancy ABComputing is trying to change that, with its EQL (Entity Query Language) technology. “We wanted to where possible have it so the syntax was more closely mirrored with SQL than with SPARQL because people understand SQL,” says Martin Bradford, primary…