Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gruff v5.8 - Now Available




• The new option "Outline Options | Maximum Triples per Predicate in Outline" avoids initially displaying huge numbers of triples for a single predicate and parent node in the outline view, which can be cumbersome to scroll past. When the limit is hit, a single triple is displayed for the predicate and parent node, with a note like "click here to see the other 347".

• Custom predicates for supplying things like node labels can now be specified more quickly than with "Global Options | Node Label Predicates | Custom Predicates for Node Labels", by right-clicking a predicate in the properties column of the table view or in the legend of the graph view, and using the new "Use as Custom Predicate" command from the pop-up menu.

• You can now export a subset of user options for others to share, using the new commands "Global Options | Export Some Options" and "Global Options | Import Some Options". Imported options that have multiple values, such as the node colors to use for various types, can optionally be merged with your own values.

• Several efficiency improvements for better speed.

Download - http://allegrograph.com/gruff2/

Release Notes - franz.com/agraph/gruff/release-history.lhtml

Learn More - http://allegrograph.com/gruff-learning-center/

Monday, May 4, 2015

AllegroGraph v5.1 - Now Available

AllegroGraph v5.1 has been released and is now available for download.

Numerous optimizations and enhancements to N-Dimensional capabilities as well as updates to the existing features.  The Documentation has a new look and feel with improved navigation capabilities.

Download - http://allegrograph.com/downloads/

Documentation - http://franz.com/agraph/support/documentation/current/agraph-introduction.html



      

Monday, February 9, 2015

Announcing AllegroGraph 5.0

Franz Extends its Semantic Graph Database

AllegroGraph 5.0 Unveils New Multi-dimensional Indexing for Complex Location Aware Applications
OAKLAND, Calif. — February 9, 2015 — Franz, Inc., the leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology, today announcedAllegroGraph 5.0 with unique multi-dimensional indexing capabilities. Data Scientists can think of these new multi-dimensional indices as similar to OLAP data cubes or HyperCubes but with the powerful dynamic data linking of a Graph Database.
AllegroGraph was the first Graph Database to offer advanced temporal and geospatial libraries. With this latest release AllegroGraph again leads the industry with multi-dimensional event based data processing for solutions across a diverse customer base including; healthcare, telecom, agriculture, financial and intelligence applications. Although the industries are diverse, AllegroGraph users are driven by a common need to better answer complex, real world questions which today require the fusion of data in many dimensions.
"Today's leading companies have realized the incredible value locked up in their existing unstructured and structured data that they are unable to link together to make better business decision." noted Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc. "This realization is driving demand for new sophisticated event based analytics for use over diverse sources such as corporate email, documents, spreadsheets, relational databases, news feeds, social networks and much more."
Adding dimensions dramatically increases computational complexity but with AllegroGraph's patented multi-dimensional indexing, customers will experience queries orders-of-magnitude faster, even with increasing data size, all while using W3C standardsbased technologies that protect their investment in data, development, and learning.
"With AllegroGraph 5.0, companies can easily transform and integrate unstructured and structured data and query it in real-time, providing critical business intelligence to compete and excel." said Dr. Aasman.
A simple event always has a "when" and "where" but for data-driven clients to better answer real world questions requires the fusion of data on multiple dimensions. One example of AllegroGraph's new multi- or n-dimensional capabilities is to correlate atmospheric observations that contain latitude, longitude, height, time, humidity, barometric pressure, ozone concentration with real world events like crop yields or natural disasters that are also located in time and place. AllegroGraph can dynamically generate data cubes by using our n-Dimensional Datatype Designer and run SPARQL insert statements to create new data cubes on the fly. Subsequently we then can ask queries like:
"Which persons of interest were in the same locations in the same time interval with multiple occurrences and turned off their phones at the same time?"
Companies around the world use AllegroGraph to increase their data IQ while creating scalable applications to better understand customers, save operation costs, manage company compliance and connect siloed data. AllegroGraph's Semantic Graph capabilities continue to derive unique value from a wide variety of use cases including the US Census Bureau:
"The U.S. Census Bureau's Business Dynamics Statistics Program selected AllegroGraph for our BDS-IF data integration project because of its advanced performance capabilities in addition to the product's FISMA compliance." stated Dr. Javier Miranda, Principal Economist, U.S. Census Bureau. "Franz's support team has been great to work with and repeatedly bent over backward to help move our project forward." noted Dr. Miranda.

Events

Franz will be hosting a webcast on February 25, 2015 - Maximizing New Multi-dimensional Indexing for Complex Location Aware Applications with AllegroGraph v5.0 to discuss examples and use cases for AllegroGraph“≥ new n-dimensional capabilities. Registration - http://franz.com/ps/services/conferences_seminars/semantic_technologies_v45.lhtml

About Franz Inc.

Franz Inc. is an innovative technology company with expert knowledge in developing and deploying Graph Search solutions. AllegroGraph, Franz's flagship, high-performance, transactional, and scalable Graph Database, provides the solid storage layer for powerful Enterprise grade NoSQL solutions. AllegroGraph's Activity Recognition capabilities provides a powerful means to aggregate and analyze data about individual and organizational behaviors, preferences, relationships, plus spatial and temporal linkages between individuals and groups.
Allegro CL with AllegroCache are leading Common Lisp based Enterprise-ready development tools. Together they provide an ideal environment to create complex, mission-critical applications that solve real world problems very quickly.
For additional Franz Inc customer success stories please visit:
Franz's Professional Service team is in the business of helping companies turn Data into Information and Information into Knowledge. We combine Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics consulting services under one roof for our customers.
Franz, an American owned company based in Oakland, California, is committed to market-driven product development, the highest levels of product quality and responsive customer support and service. Franz customers include Fortune 500 companies in the government, life sciences and telecommunications industries. Franz has demonstrated consistent growth and profitability since inception. For more information, visit franz.com.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

#AllegroGraph News



AllegroGraph News
January, 2015

In this issue

Haystax presents: Advanced Analytic Techniques for Insider Threat Detection
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Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 AM Pacific

Insiders are one of the top categories of data breaches according to recent reports by the FBI, Forrester Research and Verizon. In just the last year, high profile data breaches at Target, AT&T, and Morgan Stanley show that no organization is immune and all organizations must take steps to identify and protect themselves from insider threats.
In this webinar Haystax describes an analytic approach that enables the continuous risk monitoring of insider threat based on the fusion of high and low frequency entity-related events via temporal relevance models and a probabilistic risk model. Haystax begins by providing an overview of their approach and the challenges faced when integrating events of widely disparate frequency. Next, they describe two forms of event temporal relevance they use to enable the model to fuse infrequent events (e.g. public records life events) with high frequency events (e.g. network activity). Finally, Haystax describes how they've used Franz's Allegro Common Lisp, Allegro Prolog, and AllegroGraph, with Norsys Netica to create a practical implementation of our analytic approach suitable for practical use.
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Haystax and Franz Inc. Partner to Deliver Insider Threat Detection Solutions
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Haystax Technology, Inc., and Franz Inc., announced a technology partnership that will enable Haystax to leverage Franz's AllegroGraph technology for patented algorithms and sophisticated behavior models used in Haystax's insider threat detection solutions. Haystax's solutions, which are being rapidly adopted by the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies, are more advanced than traditional rules-based and brute-force processing approaches in identifying the types of risks and the potential impact of their actions that individuals pose to an organization.

To view the entire press release, see here.

Gruff v5.6 - Now Available
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New Features include:
  • Enhanced SPARQL Endpoint Functionality
  • Dragging a node in the graph view will now snap it into alignment with other nearby nodes whenever it is nearly aligned. This makes it easier to exactly align nodes with each other horizontally or vertically, to look as good as possible for presentation. See the new option "Visual Graph Options | Node and Link Spacing | Snap Alignment Resolution" and its sibling "Snap Alignment Reach". This can be disabled by setting the resolution to zero.
  • The new command "Link | Display Non-Leaf Linked Nodes" is similar to "Link | Display Linked Nodes for the Current Predicates", but it avoids displaying any new nodes that would be leaf nodes if they were displayed. This is basically a much faster version of displaying paths between each pair of a group of highlighted nodes (or from the selected node to other displayed nodes) for paths that are up to two links long (or three links for smaller stores).
  • Efficiency improvements were made for "Link | Display Linked Nodes for the Current Predicates" (the F command).
  • The new command "Select | Highlight All Nodes" facilitates applying a command to all nodes when it's a command that works on all highligted nodes.
  • The positioning of link labels in the graph view has been improved somewhat, including sometimes stacking individual words of the label along the link line.
  • The dialogs for opening or creating a store have a new Scheme widget where you can specify HTTPS if the AllegroGraph server is configured to require secure transactions.
  • Numerous Enhancements and Optimizations

See the full list of new features and improvements in the release notes

AllegroGraph v5.0 Coming Soon!
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AllegroGraph will deliver a New 3D and multi-dimensional geospatial functionality.
AllegroGraph has long supported two-dimensional encoding in both spherical and Cartesian systems. The 5.0 release includes a new implementation called nD for "N-Dimensional". It has powerful new capabilities, a simpler, more intuitive API, and automates some of the setup tasks for geospatial.
Although the term geospatial refers specifically to positions on or around the earth's surface, AllegroGraph supports a more-general notion of n-dimensional ordinates systems that could be used in fields such as semiconductor manufacturing and biology, to name a couple.
Additional New features include:
  • Update to new Sesame 2.7.x transactional semantics
  • Update to new Apache Jena v2.6.x
  • The server supports new optional specific transaction "begin"
  • Improved support for encrypted client connections
  • WebView query page enhancements: display of execution time and abort options
  • Query Engine optimizations
  • Support for Top Braid Composer 4.6
If you are interested in receiving an early release, please send mail to sales@franz.com

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Graph databases, like AllegroGraph, are one of the new technologies encouraging a rapid re-thinking of the analytics landscape. By tracking relationships - in a network of people, organizations, events and data - and applying reasoning (inference) to the data and connections, powerful new answers and insights are enabled...

Haystax named in Bisnow's "Top 5 Trends of 2014" In 2014, Haystax acquired NetCentrics Corporation, a leader in cybersecurity and network management solutions for defense and federal customers. Bisnow named this acquisition in its year-end wrap-up, "Top 5 Trends of 2014."
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Read the press release here.

krsteKRSTE.my (Knowledge Resource for Science and Technology Excellence, Malaysia) is an initiative, based on AllegroGraph, by MOSTI and spearheaded by MASTIC to address science and technology issues and challenges faced by the community, the ministry and the country. KRSTE.my is designed to be a Single Point Access Facilities (SPAF) providing intelligent collaborative knowledge management and learning services platform on Science and Technology and Innovation. More info heretarget blank image..
Central Things Manager is a Drupal module being developed that uses AllegroGraph to centrally maintain data structures and content allowing Content Types, Taxonomies, and Content to be shared among many Drupal sites.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gruff v5.5 - Now Available

Build an Ad Hoc Federation from AllegroGraph and SPARQL Endpoints

Gruff allows you to build a temporary federation on the fly as you browse a series of AllegroGraph stores and/or SPARQL endpoints. At any time, the set of triples that you are currently browsing will consist of everything that's in the single AG store that you have open or the single endpoint to which you are connected, plus any triples that Gruff downloaded while you were browsing earlier stores and/or endpoints. You can continue to browse the triples that were downloaded earlier along with triples that you're fetching from the current store or endpoint.

You can set this up when using either File | Open Triple-Store or File | Connect to SPARQL Endpoint. To do so, check the check box that's labeled "Retain the triples that were downloaded from the previous store or endpoint".

The check box for retaining triples will initially be selected if you selected it when opening the previous store or connecting to the previous endpoint. This allows quickly reopening recent stores or endpoints to continue building an ad hoc federation, without reselecting the option every time. For example, you can reselect recently-used stores and endpoints from the File menu whenever you want to resume fetching triples from particular sources. That process is also faster when Global Options | Miscellaneous | Confirm Closing Stores is disabled, by avoiding the dialog that it shows.

When retaining triples, the information from the previous store or endpoint that's displayed in Gruff's various views is not cleared. In the table view, for example, you can then still use View | Go Back to review nodes from the previous store. In particular, in the graph view you can continue building a single visual graph from multiple sources, where a node that exists in two or more of those sources can display links to nodes from different sources.

Similar borrowing of triples from an endpoint can be done by using SERVICE clauses in SPARQL queries in the query view. Though SELECT queries do not return actual triples, Gruff will use the query results to deduce some triples that must exist at the SPARQL endpoints that were accessed, and include those in the ad hoc federation that it is browsing.
Usually Gruff will fetch triples only from the store or endpoint that you are currently browsing, and display only "leftover" triples from earlier sources. One exception to that is when using SERVICE clauses in SPARQL queries. The other exception is that if you click on an object in the righthand column in the table view to display that object's triples, and that table row's triple had been fetched from a SPARQL endpoint, and that endpoint is not the store or endpoint that you are currently browsing, then Gruff will fetch triples from BOTH that triple's endpoint AND from the store or endpoint that you're currently browsing (unless it has already fetched them from those sources, as usual). This is one way to continue browsing an earlier endpoint after switching to browsing another store or endpoint.

In the table view, any row that represents a triple that was fetched from a different store or endpoint than the one that you're currently browsing will show the name of that store or endpoint on the right. It will be shown in square brackets to differentiate it from the name of the triple's graph, which is shown in the same location whenever it's not the default graph.

If triples are fetched from multiple sources where the triples are in the default graphs of those sources and they have the same subject, predicate, and object, then by default Gruff will treat them as distinct triples. In the table view, for example, there will be a separate row for each one, with the source shown on the right except for the one that's from the current store or endpoint. This shows which sources contain each triple. Alternately, Gruff will merge these equivalent triples into a single one if you enable Global Options | Miscellaneous | Merge Retained Triples.

This procedure never creates triples in any stores. It only builds a temporary collection of triples in memory for browsing. If you would like to add triples to an AllegroGraph store from other stores and/or endpoints, a way to do that in Gruff would be to browse the source store or endpoint and use File | Export Displayed Data As | N-Triples or one of the other commands on that same child menu. Then open the destination store and use File | Load Triples | Load N-Triples (or one of its sibling commands) to load the file of saved triples into the AG store.

When browsing multiple AllegroGraph stores, an alternative is to use File | Federate Recent Stores, or to select multiple stores in the same catalog when using File | Open Triple-Store. That will federate ALL of the triples from the multiple stores together, and then you can browse all of them as a single AG store, including doing user queries over the whole federation.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AllegroGraph v4.14 - Download

AllegroGraph v4.14 can be downloaded from the following link:

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http://franz.com/downloads.lhtml

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http://franz.com/agraph/support/documentation/current/agraph-introduction.html

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http://franz.com/agraph/allegrograph/clients.lhtml


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

AllegroGraph News - July 2014



AllegroGraph News
July, 2014

In this issue

Free Webcast: Graph vs. Semantic Graph Databases - Selecting the Right Database for Your Next Project
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 10 AM Pacific

A frequent question for Semantic Technology vendors: "Why use an RDF triplestore, why not a general Graph database or some other NoSQL option?" This presentation discusses the criteria for selecting the appropriate database for your application.
With the surge in interest around "Graph" technologies there is a need for understanding the tradeoffs for various Graph based technologies. There is a whole set of use cases where Graph technologies make the most sense for application success. This presentation will explore the technical and business reasons to consider a Graph Database, RDF Database, or hybrid Graph/NoSQL. We will discuss a set of real world applications for Graph technologies and explore a number of criteria to consider for proper database selection, a few are noted below:
Selection criteria:
  • (1) Do you need to model knowledge or assets and you literally have to deal with thousands of objects that have different feature sets?
  • (2) Do you add or change object definitions on a nearly daily basis?
  • (3) Do you need to do do recursive graph search on your data or you need to do complex pattern matching?
  • (4) Do you have to deal with innumerable one to many or many to many relations and you need to index them all?
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Free Webcast: Discovering the Social Networks in your Customer Data
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Wednesday, August 13, 10 AM Pacific

Most Enterprises have collected large bodies of data that describe interactions between their customers. Consider the graph of claims and policies for an insurance provider, telephone calls and SMS for a Telco, and links between payments by customers of financial institutions. Graph databases can be used to mine these social interactions to better understand customer patterns and opportunities.
Relational databases are fundamentally unfit to explore the graph within a social network and Big Data solutions (Hadoop, etc) are usually not meant to work with sparse graphs. The mature capabilities of Graph Databases have made them the optimal approach to mine these social networks.
During this presentation, we will discuss applications of graph mining to show the relationships discovered through "Similarity" and "Social" graphs.
To register for this webinar, see https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/252265562target blank image.

Previous Webcasts: YouTube - The AllegroGraph Channel

AllegroGraph 4.14 Available July 14th 

New features include:
  • Redesigned Query Interface for AGWebView. The interface has enhanced functionality and includes a CANCEL button to easily allow user to cancel uncompleted queries. See notes in the WebView Documentation
  • AGWebView's SPARQL query user interface now supports query log viewing, query plan inspection and reports additional details about query execution such as query time and warnings
  • Enhanced auditing and end user security capabilities
See the full list of new features and improvements in the release notes.

Gruff v5.3 - Now Available
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New Features include:

See the full list of new features and improvements in the release notes.

2014 NoSQL Now! August 19-21 to feature Dr. Jans Aasman
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The fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies.
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Franz Sponsors GraphLab Conference 2014 - San Francisco, July 21
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The conference is a non-profit event held by GraphLab.org to promote applications of large scale graph analytics in industry. We invite talks from all major state-of-the-art systems for graph processing, graph databases and large scale data analytics and machine learning. A mega event is planned for this year, with around 800-900 data scientists attending, with the topic of graph analytics and large scale machine learning.

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Gartner Names Semantic Technologies To Its Top Technology Trends Impacting Information Infrastructure in 2013. Semantic technologies have made it to Gartner's list of the top technology trends that will impact information infrastructure this year. Read the full article heretarget blank image..

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Graph databases, like AllegroGraph, are one of the new technologies encouraging a rapid re-thinking of the analytics landscape. By tracking relationships - in a network of people, organizations, events and data - and applying reasoning (inference) to the data and connections, powerful new answers and insights are enabled...

Haystax picked as 2013's best small business dealmaker. Tools from Haystax Technology, a new analytics company, helped law enforcement officers scrutinize potential threats in real time from 600 data sources.
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The Malaysian State of Sabah's Biodiversity Center's (SaBC) target blank image. is using AllegroGraph to run the Sabah Biodiversity Integrated Information System (SaBIIS)target blank image. AllegroGraph is the centralized RDF database used to integrate and store biodiversity data coming from more than 20 organizations that collect specimen data in different formats and schemas.
Read the press release here.

krsteKRSTE.my (Knowledge Resource for Science and Technology Excellence, Malaysia) is an initiative, based on AllegroGraph, by MOSTI and spearheaded by MASTIC to address science and technology issues and challenges faced by the community, the ministry and the country. KRSTE.my is designed to be a Single Point Access Facilities (SPAF) providing intelligent collaborative knowledge management and learning services platform on Science and Technology and Innovation. More info heretarget blank image..
Central Things Manager is a Drupal module being developed that uses AllegroGraph to centrally maintain data structures and content allowing Content Types, Taxonomies, and Content to be shared among many Drupal sites.
Read the full post, including a video demonstration heretarget blank image..


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