Franz Releases AllegroGraph 7.1

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.1, providing optimizations for deeply complex queries across FedShard deployments. 

AllegroGraph with FedShard offers a solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution for Enterprise scale analytics.

AllegroGraph’s unique capabilities drive 360-degree insights and enable complex reasoning across enterprise-wide Knowledge Fabrics in Healthcare, Media, Smart Call Centers, Pharmaceuticals, Financial and much more.

“The proliferation of Artificial Intelligence has resulted in the need for increasingly complex queries over more data,” said Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz Inc. “AllegroGraph 7.1 addresses two of the most daunting challenges in AI—continuous data integration and the ability to query across all the data. With this new version of AllegroGraph, organizations can create Data Fabrics underpinned by AI Knowledge Graphs that take advantage of the infinite data integration capabilities possible with our FedShard technology and the ability to query across all the data—both sharded and unsharded—delivering holistic insights instantaneously.”

The AllegroGraph 7.1 release further accelerates complex reasoning across enterprise-scale data by providing users with additional query options.

Franz’s Research and Development team discovered an innovative approach that can significantly improve certain SPARQL Path Expression queries across database shards.

AllegroGraph’s advanced caching methods and merge join operations provide optimizations to the highly scalable, parallel distributed query approach that is offered via FedShard.

RDF* (pronounced RDF Star) is an evolving W3C extension to the Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard which adds attributes via embedded triples.

This extends the RDF standard to included relationships between more than two entities, add metadata to existing relationships, and add provenance information to all triples. 

SPARQL* (pronounced Sparkle Star) extends the W3C standard query language to use RDF* extensions.  AllegroGraph supports RDF* via Turtle* and TriG* formats using AllegroGraph’s agtool loader. 

For several years, AllegroGraph has provided RDF* type functionality via Triple Attributes. Triple Attribute offers an approach that is more powerful than Labeled Property Graph databases and uniquely offers unprecedented level of security to protect every RDF Triple (edge) in an AllegroGraph database, comparable to cell level security in a commercial relational database.  Extending AllegroGraph to support RDF* provides users with added choice and flexibility.

AllegroGraph 7.1 also provides support for SHACL-SPARQL, which consists of all features of SHACL (SHApe Constraint Language) Core plus the expressive power of SPARQL-based constraints and an extension mechanism to declare new constraint components. Users can define SHACL constrains based on SPARQL SELECT or ASK queries.

Franz’s patented FedShard technology shards data with any large-scale knowledge base—providing a novel way to shard knowledge bases without duplicating knowledge bases in every shard.

AllegroGraph efficiently combines partitioned data with domain knowledge through an innovative process that keeps as much of the data in RAM as possible to speed data access and fully utilize the processors of the query servers.

AllegroGraph 7.1 includes Gruff, the most advanced Knowledge Graph visualization application on the market, which is now integrated into AllegroGraph.

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 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.

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