Franz Expands with Introduction of Gruff 8

Franz Inc., supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for knowledge graph solutions, is introducing Gruff 8, a browser-based graph visualization software tool for exploring and discovering connections within enterprise knowledge graphs.

Gruff 8, which has been integrated into AllegroGraph 7, enables users to visually build queries and visualize connections between data without writing code, which speeds discoveries and enhances the ability to uncover hidden connections within data.

“By augmenting knowledge graphs with visualizations, users can determine insights that would otherwise elude them,” said Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz Inc. “Gruff’s dynamic data visualizations increase users’ understanding of data by instantly illustrating relevant relationships, hidden patterns and data’s significance to outcomes. Gruff also helps make data actionable by displaying it in a way that decision-makers can see the significance of data relative to a business problem or solution.”

Gruff enables users to create visual knowledge graphs that display data relationships in views that are driven by the user.

Ad hoc and exploratory analysis can be performed by simply clicking on different graph nodes to answer questions.

Gruff’s unique ‘Time Machine’ feature provides the capability to explore temporal context and connections within data. The visual query builder within Gruff empowers both novice and expert users to create simple to highly complex queries without writing any code.

Gruff 8 is a browser-based application that does not require an additional download or application installation once AllegroGraph is installed.

All AllegroGraph users need is a web browser and internet connection to login. This approach gives users the convenience to access Gruff from anywhere on any type of system, while also simplifying deployment and streamlining updates within enterprise environments.

Visual renderings within Gruff are now up to 3X faster. Users can dynamically lay out cyclical graphs, display tables of properties and build SPARQL or Prolog queries as visual diagrams.

Gruff is fully integrated with AllegroGraph 7, Franz’s leading semantic knowledge graph solution, which seamlessly leverages Gruff’s advanced graph visualizations and graphical query builder to reveal hidden connections in knowledge graph data.

AllegroGraph 7, with FedShard, is a knowledge graph solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach that unifies all data and knowledge base silos into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution that can support massive big data analytics.

AllegroGraph 7 utilizes unique federated sharding capabilities that drive 360-degree insights and enable complex reasoning across distributed Knowledge Graphs.

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