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Open Source Edition of OpenLink Virtuoso, Unleashed!

OpenLink Releases Technology to Accelerate Exploitation of Web 2.0 and Semantic Web

Burlington, MA. Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - OpenLink Software, Inc., technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance universal data access middleware, announces the immediate availability of the Open Source Edition of its industry-acclaimed Universal Server, OpenLink Virtuoso.

The new product release provides a cross-platform workbench for exploiting recent technology advances in areas such as Web Services, RDF Data Management, XML Data Management, Object-Relational Data Management, and Unified Storage.
Leadership Inspiring an Industry

Web 2.0 and the burgeoning Semantic Web demand new thinking regarding the architecture of application development and deployment platforms. These technology frontiers require loose coupling and zero-vendor-lock-in at all levels to fulfill their potential,” said Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink Software’s President & CEO.

"Our decision to take Virtuoso Open Source is our contribution to accelerating the Web 2.0 to Data Web transition at both the Intranet and Internet levels," he added.
New Generation Server Architecture for Next Generation of
Data Web Solutions

OpenLink Virtuoso includes:

  • SPARQL compliant RDF Triple Store
  • SQL-200n Object-Relational Database Engine (SQL, XML, and Free Text)
  • BPEL Server and Enterprise Service Bus (integrated)
  • WebDAV and Native File Server
  • Web Application Server (supporting PHP, Perl, Python, ASP.NET, JSP etc.)
  • Runtime Hosting for Microsoft .NET, Mono, and Java
  • Broad Platform Support

The new release is available in source code and binary release forms across Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, and other UNIX platforms.
Extensive Industry Standard Support

Industry standards supported by Virtuoso includes SQL, ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLEDB, SPARQL, XQuery, XPath, XSLT, WebDAV, HTTP, SOAP, BPEL, WS-*, UDDI, NNTP, 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 obtained from the web site:


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