OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software

Depiction of OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a United Kingdom SME founded in 1992. It operates a business development and sales subsidiary in the United States. Most product development takes place within the EU, across the UK, Netherlands and Bulgaria. The company is a leading provider of high-performance, scalable, and secure technology covering: data access drivers, data virtualization middleware; native database management (RDBMS or RDF based Graph Store), and enterprise collaboration. Respective product portfolio offerings include: OpenLink High-Performance Drivers for ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLE-DB, and XMLA; Virtuoso Universal Server; and OpenLink Data Spaces for socially enhanced personal and/or enterprise collaboration.

OpenLink has extensive experience in scalable RDF triple (and quad) stores as a result of extending its native Virtuoso database/SQL engine to incorporate SPARQL query language support. Virtuoso also includes powerful Linked Data Deployment and RDF to RDBMS transformation functionality. It offers management and creation of physical and virtual triples in conjunctions with the ability to declaratively produce RDF views of SQL Data (SQL to RDF mapping). OpenLink possess pioneering experience at both the applications and data management levels within the Semantic Web technology realm.

OpenLink is a W3C member, an active participant in the W3C Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group, a key member of the Linking Open Data project, and timeless supporter of the Open Data Movement. OpenLink is a DBpedia project co-creator and has hosted live instances of the DBpedia database since project inception.

As a consortium member, OpenLink will leverage its experience with local and distributed query processing, SQL and SPARQL query optimization, RDF store and heterogeneous data integration technologies en route to developing an integrated database backbone for the LOD2 project.


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