Monday, July 20, 2015

#AllegroGraph News



AllegroGraph News
July, 2015

In this issue

Gruff v5.9 Now Available - New Screen Layout Options
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Gruff's new command "Layout | Do Tree Layout from Selected Node" creates a traditional tree layout from the nodes and links that are currently displayed, using the selected node as the arbitrary root node of the tree. The tree is then laid out using the shortest path to each connected node, with cycles in the graph displayed as links to additional parents in the tree. Heuristics similar to kerning are used to reduce the overall breadth of the graph, to reduce the amount of scrolling that's needed.
Several options for it are on the new "Visual Graph Options | Tree Layout Options" child menu. And the new command "Layout | Do Tree-Like Spring Layout" does just that.

For additional information, see the Gruff Documentation

AllegroGraph Container for Docker - Now Available
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The AllegroGraph Docker container is now available on Docker Hub.
Docker containers have similar resource isolation and allocation benefits as virtual machines but a different architectural approach allows them to be much more portable and efficient.
Running AllegroGraph in a Docker container on Mac OS X and Windows is as easy as:
  • Install Boot2Docker/Docker
  • Install and run AllegroGraph
  • Install Gruff
Linux users can use the same container, but do not need boot2docker.
To read more, see here

Forrester Research Covers AllegroGraph - "Invest In Graph Databases To Succeed In The Age Of The Customer"
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To support the demands of the digital business, enterprise architects must consider how best to link large volumes of complex, siloed data. Linking a few data sources is often simple, but to do so with significant amounts of heterogeneous data requires a radically new approach.
Graph databases are a powerful optimized technology that link billions of pieces of connected data to help create new sources of value for customers and increase operational agility for customer service. After all, customers are people - and people are shaped by their relationships. Because graph databases track connections among entities and offer links to get more detailed information, they are well-suited for scenarios in which relationships are important, such as cybersecurity, social network analysis, eCommerce recommendations, dependence analysis, and predictive analytics.
To read more, see here

451 Research Group Covers Franz
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Franz pitches 'semantic data lakes' to combine linked data and Hadoop

The company might be best known for the semantic Web applications of its AllegroGraph database, but it sees an opportunity to help enterprises make sense of their data stored in Hadoop with what it is calling 'semantic data lakes.'
To read more, see here

Bloor Research Positions AllegroGraph as a "Champion"
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May 5, 2015 Franz, Inc., the leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology, today announced its flagship product, AllegroGraph, has been named a Champion by Bloor Research in its recent Graph Database Market Update report. AllegroGraph is a high performance Semantic Graph Database that enables analytics by leveraging the W3C industry standards.Graph databases are skyrocketing in popularity and have grown by 400% in the past two years, according to a recent DBMS ranking by DB-Engines...

Join us at the Smart Data and NoSQL Now! Conferences
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Franz Inc.’s CEO, Dr. Jans Aasman, will present at the 2015 NoQL Now! conference this August in San Jose, CA. The fifth annual NoSQL Now! Conference is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. The conference is intended for every enterprise looking for better, faster and cheaper solutions to manage its growing databases and data stores. The topic of his talk will be "Spark and SPARQL for the Intelligent Data Lake".
He will also be presenting at the colocated Smart Data Conference. The Smart Data Conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding, and brings together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis. The topic of his talk will be "Healthcare Analytics with a Smart Data Lake".

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Recorded Webcast: Maximizing New Multi-dimensional Indexing for Complex Location Aware Applications with AllegroGraph v5.0
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With the recent release of AllegroGraph v5.0's unique multi-dimensional indexing capabilities, Data Scientists are better able to answer complex, real world questions which today require the fusion of data in many dimensions.
AllegroGraph was the first Graph Database to offer advanced temporal and geospatial libraries. With this latest release, AllegroGraph again leads the industry in advanced event based data processing for customers in healthcare, telecom, agriculture, financial and intelligence applications. Although the industries are diverse, these AllegroGraph customers are driven by a common need to better answer complex, real world questions which today require the fusion of data in many dimensions.
Join us for this webcast to learn more about optimizing multidimensional queries like the following: 
Which geographic areas with an altitude greater than 500m and less than 2500m had a reduction in crop yield in August and which also had high humidity for at least 5 consecutive days in the month of April.
To watch this webinar, see here.

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Big Data Quarterly article: How Semantics Can Take Graph Databases to New Levels The recent increase in the popularity of property graph databases is well-founded, as they fulfill a real need. But as usage continues to ramp up, the limitations of traditional property graph systems can become a roadblock. Read the full article here.

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Franz was named as one of 21 NoSQL Innovators to Look for in 2020, in a post on The Wikibon technology research and advisory website because of its flagship RDF and Graph Database product, AllegroGraph.



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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 here.

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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...

Recorded Webcast - Haystax presents: Advanced Analytic Techniques for Insider Threat Detection
The Malaysian State of Sabah's Biodiversity Center's (SaBC)  is using AllegroGraph to run the Sabah Biodiversity Integrated Information System (SaBIIS) 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 here.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston presentation - Use of Natural Language Processing in Enterprise Terminology Development


Information Management article - Why Data Lakes Require Semantics

Inside Analysis article - Events that Change the World




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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.
All trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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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Franz was named as one of 21 NoSQL Innovators to Look for in 2020, in a post on The Wikibon technology research and advisory websitetarget blank image. because of its flagship RDF and Graph Database product, AllegroGraph.



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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 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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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.
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