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OpenLink Unleashes Update To Semantically-Aware Column-Store For Handling Big Data Challenges

Virtuoso 7.2 Enhances Massively Scalable Hybrid (Relational Tables & RDF Property/Predicate Graphs) DBMS For Secure, High-Performance, Big Data Management and Integration Challenges

BURLINGTON, MA. -- February 17, 2015 -- OpenLink Software, Inc., today unveiled the latest, most advanced version of the Virtuoso hybrid data management system, further expanding their cost-effective, secure, cross-platform, high-performance, and massively-scalable solution to the challenge of performing and disseminating insightful analytics over Big, Small, and Diverse Data. This latest product release delivers record setting performance, scalability, and agility, alongside unrivaled security sophistication.

Major Updates

  • Enhanced 3rd Party Storage Services Integration -- 3rd Party Storage Services (e.g., Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Rackspace, etc.) are mountable and un-mountable (asynchronously) to Virtuoso's HTTP/WebDAV based File Server layer. This feature enables end-user level exploitation of open standards for Web-scale Verifiable Identity (e.g., PKIX) that no longer depend on domain ownership.

  • Loosely-coupled CSV document support -- Attachment of external, filesystem-hosted CSV Documents to Virtuoso frees users from confinement to wholesale import and export. Once attached, these CSV documents are treated like native SQL Tables, thereby enabling powerful transformations into RDF-based Linked Open Data. Net effect, enhanced data virtualization functionality that enables powerful data integration and transformation -- without losing the lightweight data definition and manipulation benefits of filesystem-hosted CSV documents.

  • Loosely-Coupled Data Transformation Services -- Enables use of the HTTP POST method to request asynchronous transformation services to convert a myriad of structured data sources into RDF-based Linked Open Data, on the fly.

  • Built-in Nanotation Processor -- Automatic extraction and transformation of digital sentences (using RDF-TURTLE notation) embedded in Email Messages, Online Discussion Posts, Tweets, Social Media Posts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+), HTML Body, and Plain Text documents, into RDF-based Linked Open Data, which is then stored in the host Virtuoso instance. This feature provides users with the freedom, power, and flexibility to create structured data wherever and whenever -- as long as the target destination is a content input control that supports the "plain/text" content-type.

  • Loosely-coupled SSL/TLS -- For enhanced security, SSL/TLS version and associated cipher selection is now configurable. Net effect, you can now explicitly disable the use of specific SSL/TLS versions (e.g., SSL/TLS 3.0, which is susceptible to the POODLE exploit).

"Virtuoso 7.2 continues to demonstrate OpenLink's profound understanding of the fundamental challenges impeding the pursuit of agility shared by individuals and enterprises alike, in regards to big, small, disparately-located, and heterogeneously-shaped data access, integration, and management," said Kingsley Idehen, Founder & CEO, OpenLink Software. "As established technology innovation leaders in these realms, none of these functionality enhancements is delivered without paying special attention to individual privacy and enterprise security -- alongside unobtrusive implementation," he added.

More details of the additions, fixes, and other changes in this update of both Open Source and Commercial Editions, may be found here.


The shrink-wrapped commercial edition of Virtuoso 7.2 is available now for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris, with 32-bit and 64-bit support throughout. Other Unix platforms are available on request.

The Open Source edition is available from Github.

Live Showcases

Special Offers

A number of special and upgradeable licensing deals are available for Virtuoso 7.2.

  • The Personal license brings most enterprise-grade features to the desktop, fitting an individual's budget and without requiring enterprise-grade administration or training.

  • Several Developer licenses enable cost-effective learning and experimentation, from $0 to $999, depending on the features you choose to explore.

  • Extra-special limited time server-class license specials, bring the full power and benefit of the new Release to any enterprise, at unimagined price levels.

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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. Follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook or visit our website for more information.


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