I am pleased to unveil (officially) the fact that
Virtuoso is now available in Open Source form.
A powerful next generation server product that implements
otherwise distinct server functionality within a single server
product. Think of Virtuoso as the server software analog of a dual
core processor where each core represents a traditional server
History page tells the whole story.
90% of the aforementioned functionality has been available in
Virtuoso since 2000 with the RDF Triple Store being the only 2006
The Virtuoso build scripts have been successfully tested on Mac
OS X (Universal Binary Target), Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris (AIX,
HP-UX, and True64 UNIX will follow soon). A Windows Visual Studio
project file is also in the works (ETA some time this week).
Simple, there is no value in a product of this magnitude
remaining the "best kept secret". That status works well for our
competitors, but absolutely works against the legions of new
generation developers, systems integrators, and knowledge workers
that need to be aware of what is actually achievable today with the
right server architecture.
GPL version 2.
The Open Source version of Virtuoso includes all of the
functionality listed above. While the Virtual Database (distributed
heterogeneous join engine) and Replication Engine (across
heterogeneous data sources) functionality will only be available in
the commercial version.
Up until this point, the Virtuoso Product Blog
has been a covert live demonstration of some aspects of Virtuoso
(Content Management). My Personal Blog and the Virtuoso Product
Blog are actual Virtuoso instances, and have been so since I
started blogging in 2003.
Is There a product Wiki?
Virtuoso Product Wiki is also an instance of Virtuoso
demonstrating another aspect of the Content Management prowess of
Online Documentation is hosted via yet another Virtuoso
instance. This particular instance also attempts to demonstrate
Free Text search combined with the ability to repurpose well formed
content in a myriad of forms (Atom, RSS, RDF, OPML, and OCS).
Online Tutorial Site has operated as a live demonstration and
tutorial portal for a numbers of years. During the same timeframe
(circa. 2001) we also assembled a few Screencast style demos (their
look feel certainly show their age; updates are in the works).
BTW - We have also updated the Virtuoso FAQ and also
released a number of missing Virtuoso White
Papers (amongst many long overdue action items).
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 04/11/2006 18:01 GMT-0500
Modified: 07/21/2006 07:22 GMT-0500
Tags: atom , rdf , rss , xml , xpath , xquery , xslt , mysql , postgres , semanticweb , sparql , howto , screencast , history , linux , unix , windows , virtuoso , virtual_database , unified_storage , .net
Categories: Demos , Virtual Database , SQL , Semantic Web , Web Services (Web 2.0) , Content Syndication , XML , History - Technology , Database Technology
Comment Status: 1
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