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Franz Extends its OLTP Semantic Web Database

AllegroGraph 4.1 Powers Dynamic Reasoning Critical for
 CRM, Financial Services, Security, Social Networking and Telco Applications

OAKLAND, Calif. — October 14, 2010 — Franz, Inc., the leading supplier of Graph Database technology for the Semantic Web, today announced AllegroGraph 4.1, the industry’s first native RDF database with Enterprise Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) capabilities. This breakthrough in database technology allows companies to simultaneously add, query and dynamically reason over large scale semantic datasets with ACID compliance and transaction management. The v4.1 release adds Warm Standby, Replication, Point-in-Time Recovery and a host of other features and enhancements.

“In order for Semantic Web technologies to be broadly adopted in transaction-centric and time-sensitive markets such as CRM, financial services, security, social networking and telecommunications – the ability to conduct up-to-the-minute queries across heterogeneous data sources is paramount,” said Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz, Inc. “The additions to AllegroGraph in this 4.1 release will further Corporate adoption of the Semantic Web.”

New Key Features in AllegroGraph 4.1:

  • Warm Standby – Production AllegroGraph databases can now be paired with transactionally consistent Warm Standby databases, co-located in the same data center or across the globe. Whether for planned maintenance or a hardware failure, your enterprise application never needs to be down.

  • Point in Time Recovery (PITR) –Provides a user the option to advance the state of a restored database forward to any later commit that was made to the original (and perhaps still running) database.  This functionality performs as if the user performed a backup after every commit thus providing complete data integrity.

  • Replication – Allows multiple AllegroGraph databases to be kept synchronized and transactionally consistent in real-time with the master.  These replicates can provide scalability and load balancing for applications by offering numerous clients the ability to read data that reflects content in the master database.  Replication occurs across the network so any set of AllegroGraph databases connected by a network can participate in replication. 

AllegroGraph is a modern high-performance database that continues to raise the bar in Web 3.0 database scalability. Disk-based storage allows the database to scale to billions of triples while maintaining superior performance. AllegroGraph 4.1 is an enterprise-class database with ACID transactions, full recovery, 100% read concurrency, online backups, dynamic and automatic indexing, advanced free text indexing, deletion of duplicate triples, and now, warm standby, replication, point in time recovery.

AllegroGraph provides users an event-based view of their datasets. Events are broadly defined as things that have particular type (i.e. financial transactions, customer purchases, and meetings), a number of actors (payee, payer, patient, terrorist), a start time, an end time and a location.  Customers can use AllegroGraph 4.1 to reason about types of events; link events to companies and people through social networking algorithms; and link to events and places through a user-friendly layer of temporal reasoning rules. Event analysis is further enhanced with a geospatial engine that is as fast as specialized spatial databases.

Dr. Aasman will discuss the capabilities of AllegroGraph 4.1 on October 19th,  titled AllegroGraph and the Linked Open Data Cloud at the 2010 International Lisp Conference in Reno, Nevada.


About Franz Inc.
Franz's semantic technology solutions help bring Web 3.0 ideas to reality. The company is the leading supplier of commercial, persistent and scalable RDF Graph Database products. AllegroGraph RDFStore is a high-performance database capable of storing and querying billions of RDF statements. The product provides solutions for customers to combine unstructured and structured data using W3C standard RDF for creating new Web 3.0 applications as well as identifying new opportunities for Business Intelligence in the Enterprise.  AllegroGraph’s Activity Recognition package provides a powerful means to aggregate and analyze data about individual and organizational behaviors, preferences, relationships, plus spatial and temporal linkages between individuals and groups. Franz customers include Fortune 500 companies in the government, life sciences and telecommunications industries. For more information, visit


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