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OpenLink Unleashes New ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLE DB Drivers for the World Wide Web

New High-Performance Data Access Driver Middleware turns World Wide Web into a Federated Relational Database

BURLINGTON, MA. -- March 12, 2015 -- OpenLink Software, Inc., an innovative technology leader in high performance data access, integration, virtualization, and native data management, today introduced a new collection of high-performance, secure, and cross-platform drivers for Open Database & Open Data Connectivity that turn the World Wide Web into a federated relational database that's accessible from any existing ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, or OLE DB compliant application or service.

Situation Analysis

Exponential growth of the Internet and World Wide Web continue to challenge the data-driven pursuit of agility by enterprises and individuals alike. Today, as has been the case for many years, data silo proliferation increasingly reduces the utility of existing productivity tools (such as spreadsheets, business intelligence report writers, document editors, development environments, and others) as well as a new generation of mobile applications running on smartphones, tablets, and wearables (e.g., wrist watches) while also increasing data access, integration, and dissemination costs.

The new LOD Cloud Connectivity Drivers, a client-only component of OpenLink Virtuoso, delivers an unrivalled data access driver solution that turns any Virtuoso instance (Personal, Enterprise, or Cloud-hosted) into a powerful data-junction-box for the World Wide Web, providing federated access to the massive data resources of the World Wide Web and its Linked Open Data enclave.

In this new data access frontier, hundreds of data sources (including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn) become directly accessible by ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLE DB compliant tools, through the same familiar interfaces used to access SQL RDBMS-hosted databases provided by the likes of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Informix, Ingress, Progress, MySQL, and many others.

"Exposing the World Wide Web as a federated relational [Tables & Property Graphs] database, accessible by both SQL and SPARQL, has been a fundamental goal of ours since the Web explosion" said Kingsley Idehen, Founder & CEO, OpenLink Software. "Every industry inflection, in regards to data access, interaction, integration, or management, provides an opportunity for OpenLink Software to demonstrate its technology innovation prowess and leadership. The World Wide Web, the Social Media realm it's spawned, and today's Big Linked Open Data phenomena are no different," he added.

Benefits Summary

How To Try It

To help ease understanding of what these new products and services provide to both Individual and Enterprise, OpenLink has a number of available offers.

  • Data as a Service (DaaS) -- Simply obtain a Linked Open Data (LOD) Connectivity License from the License Offers Page. This is delivered as a secure pkcs#12 file, which is comprised of an X.509 certificate (holding your identity credentials) and a private key.

  • Elastic Block Storage (EBS)-backed Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Amazon EC2 Cloud -- Simply instantiate your own Virtuoso Instance with the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) option (meaning: you acquire a normal Virtuoso license file which is then used with this instance).

  • Instance-backed Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Amazon EC2 Cloud -- In this case, you a Virtuoso License (which you can upgrade, if need be) will be automatically in place following AMI instantiation.

  • Download and install from the Virtuoso Download page -- this is a conventional Virtuoso instance installation, hosted on your own machine, physical or virtual, in your own network.

Additional Information Sources

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. For more information, follow OpenLink on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or Facebook, or visit our website.


Helen Heward-Mills,
OpenLink Software, Inc.
Tel: +1 781 273 0900