fluidOps, a Germany-based data management software company, has pioneered the field of Linked Data as a Service with the company's enterprise data management platform, Information Workbench. Capitalizing on Linked Data, semantic technologies, and the Cloud, Information Workbench breaks down data silos, allowing users to semantically integrate and connect Linked Open Data with Linked Enterprise Data, and giving them unparalleled insight into their data.
"By fusing Linked Open Data and Linked Enterprise Data, Information Workbench paves the way for modern and innovative data management with such features as intelligent data aggregation; discovery and integration; simplified publishing and sharing of data; enrichment and contextualization of data; and improved user experience for search, presentation, and visualization," Peter Haase, Lead Architect R&D at fluidOps commented. "As more institutions, companies, and governments continue to open up their data, the possibilities derived from combining Linked Open Data and Linked Enterprise Data will only continue to grow."
A core enabler for the automated development of Linked Open Data applications is the concept of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) for virtualized data access. Following the paradigm of other XaaS (Everything as a Service), the DaaS model is based on the idea that data can be provided on-demand to the user regardless of geographic or organizational separation of provider and consumer. With Information Workbench, a company can combine Linked Open Data from around the world with their own data and use the resulting knowledge to improve their business.
The Information Workbench is a highly customizable platform for Linked Data and Big Data management, and solution development. The Information Workbench includes support for the semantic integration of heterogeneous data sources across the borders of individual domains, collaborative knowledge acquisition and augmentation, semantic search, business intelligence and analytics, as well as data visualization and exploration.
The Information Workbench offers many benefits including:
- The ability to semantically integrate and interlink data scattered across difference systems, to provide a unified view on isolated data silos
- Cross chasm between enterprise-internal and public data, thus making public knowledge available internally
- Leverage semantic technologies for improved search, presentation, and collaborative augmentation of data
- Explore global Linked Open Data registries and integrate relevant data sets on demand
- Rapidly build innovative Linked Data applications using W3C standards like RDF and SPARQL
With its extensive set of capabilities and benefits, the Information Workbench is in productive use in sectors such as Life Sciences, Data Center Management as well as Media and Publishing.
Haase will be giving two presentations at SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco (June 3-7), one discussing the potential of Linked Enterprise Data in particular when combined with Linked Open Data (Linked Data as a Service with the Information Workbench), and a second joint one regarding how the BBC has utilized Information Workbench. The presentation, Dynamic Semantic Publishing Empowering the BBC Sports Site and the 2012 Olympics, will be given by Haase; Jem Rayfield, Senior Technical Architect at the BBC; and Borislav Popov, Head of Semantic Annotation and Search Group at Ontotext Lab.
On June 5, Michael Schmidt, Product Manager at fluidOps and Yefim Zhuk, Director of Enterprise Architecture at SLM, will also be holding a joint presentation entitled,
Transformation of Enterprise Data Islands into Linked and Living Knowledge.
To see a live demonstration of the Information Workbench and to learn more about fluidOps solutions, please visit booth 200 at SemTechBiz in San Francisco. To schedule a meeting in advance, please contact Gretchen Hydo at Gretchen(at)Chatterboxink(dot)com or call (818) 203-6060.
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FluidOps(R) (fluidOps) is a young, innovative software company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. Its focus lies on the research and development of novel technologies for intelligent cloud and data management in the enterprise. With the Information Workbench(R), fluidOps delivers a highly customizable platform for Linked Data management and solution development. This includes support for the semantic integration of heterogeneous data sources across the borders of individual domains, collaborative knowledge acquisition and augmentation, semantic search, business intelligence and analytics, as well as data visualization and exploration fluidOps' Conference Explorer won the Linked Data-a-Thon at the 2011 International Semantic Web Conference and placed second in the WWW 2012 Metadata Challenge. Gartner Analysts named fluidOps, "Cool Vendor" in 2010. For more information about fluidOps and its products and solutions please visit http://www.fluidOps.com.
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