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OpenLink Software Releases Virtuoso Universal Server 5.0.1

A Virtuoso Platform for the Semantic Data Web

Burlington, MA. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - OpenLink Software, Inc., a technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance, universal data-access and data-integration middleware, announces the immediate availability of the latest release of its industry-acclaimed Universal Server Platform, Virtuoso Universal Server 5.0.1.

The new product release includes powerful enterprise-level Semantic Data Web technology features such as:

  • High-Performance SPARQL-compliant RDF Quad Store
  • Full Text Indexing extension to SPARQL
  • SPARQL Update Language (SPARUL) support
  • Aggregate Function extensions to SPARQL
  • Integration of SPARQL and SQL
  • Built-in Middleware (“Sponger”) for dynamically producing RDF data from non-RDF data sources
  • Declarative SQL to RDF mapping

Virtuoso enables transparent integration of heterogeneous corporate databases, Web sites, Web 2.0 data sources, and other Internet-accessible data, both within the enterprise and across the Semantic Data Web. It automates the process of creating and linking disparate data via the RDF Data Model.
Visionary Technology Validates the Semantic Web

"The Semantic Data Web is an evolution of the current Document-focused Web, using RDF to infuse data linkage, and navigation over those previously invisible links, into the current ecosystem,” said Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink Software’s Founder & CEO. "Virtuoso 5.0.1 is a statement of Semantic Web technology leadership and vision. It enables individuals and enterprises alike to exploit the data-integration prowess of the Semantic Data Web, unobtrusively, today," he added.

Broad Operating System Support

The new release is available in 32- and 64-bit forms on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and other UNIX platforms.
Extensive Industry-Standard Support

Industry standards supported by Virtuoso include SQL, ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLEDB, SPARQL, GData, XQuery, XPath, XSLT, XML/A, WebDAV, HTTP, NNTP, Atom Publishing, and more.

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Bulgaria. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the universal data access middleware market since 1993, and over 10,000 companies currently use its products worldwide.

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be found on the company web site,

Additional information on Virtuoso is available from:

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Helen Heward-Mills,
OpenLink Software, Inc.
Tel: 781 273 0900