Objectivity, Inc., a provider of NoSQL database solutions for big data, has introduced InfiniteGraph 3.1, delivering improved path finding for faster search results, ingest performance improvements, enhanced visualization features, and navigator plug-in enhancements.
With the newest release of InfiniteGraph, companies can discover previously inaccessible relationships and connection information between data faster than ever before, thus unlocking “in-time” answers in their big data which had been previously hidden. “We have been working with petabyte-scale databases for over a decade so we know that InfiniteGraph works well at that scale,” Leon Guzenda, founder of Objectivity, tells 5 Minute Briefing.
InfiniteGraph 3.1 provides two significant performance enhancements, says Guzenda. It offers dramatically improved search results when finding paths between two known objects by leveraging a two-way path finding algorithm, and also provides up to 25% improved ingest performance over previous versions.
Moreover, the new release provides usability enhancements as well, notes Guzenda. The InfiniteGraph Visualizer provides users with greater ease-of-use and quick start functionality for visualizing and navigating the graph; and with this release, navigation policies, which customize the behavior of a navigation query, and graph views, which define a subset of a graph database for a navigation query, can now be saved in the graph database for later reuse.
Connecting More Easily to External Sources
In addition, Objectivity has also rolled out the first of a new series of open use offerings (free, commercially supported open source tools), with tIGOutput (Talend InfiniteGraph Output), a new output connector that enables users to easily import data into InfiniteGraph from sources such as Cassandra, HBase or MySQL using the graphical connection and mapping features of Talend data integration products whose products provide an extensible set of tools to access, transform and integrate data. With InfiniteGraph’s open use connector, users can now import data from any source supported by Talend.
“We have always been a commercial off the shelf software company going back almost 25 years, so we started out not being open source, of course,” Leon Guzenda, tk, tells 5 Minute Briefing. “But we have been very strong on replaceable components over the years. Whenever our customer base asked for some thing they wanted changed, we have most often responded by giving them something they can plug in themselves. This is our very first true open source contribution and it is all about connectors to get data in from external sources, from relational databases to start with, as well as connections to Cassandra and Mongo. These connections will make it a lot easier for our field engineers and our customers to grab data from existing sources and load them into InfiniteGraph very quickly.”
Connecting Social Networks with GraphMyLife
And finally, Objectivity also announced the public beta release of GraphMyLife for Android, available for download on the Google App Store. A version for iOS will be released late summer.
“GraphMyLife is a mobile application that actually allows you to connect across different social networks to search, discover, and share your personal information easily on your mobile phone. Today, there are no other solutions that offer that capability,” says Patricia Stamos, senior manager, marketing, at Objectivity.
GraphMyLife Beta utilizes InfiniteGraph, a real-time distributed graph database, in the cloud as a big data connection platform that aggregates a user’s social data to enable searches, posts and sharing across multiple social networks, based on existing privacy policies and preferences. Using InfiniteGraph, GraphMyLife provides fast graph search across distributed social networks in a lightweight mobile application to discover previously overlooked information about friends, business associates, and the relationships that connect you all together.
“Being a database company we do not build mobile apps for a living so this is a very interesting use case for us that we wanted to be able to share with the general public,” says Stamos. “We decided that we would develop GraphMyLife and take advantage of Facebook’s announcements about graph search so that we could help bring awareness of the benefits of the graph to the general community. We are also trying to understand the use cases, user needs and wants for graph search moving forward since we do have customers and partners that are working on solutions in this space.”
The first 500 official beta testers to register at www.InfiniteGraph.com/GraphMyLife will receive an official tester t-shirt and gain VIP access to our support team for feedback and questions.
For more information about Objectivity, go to www.objectivity.com.