Franz Inc. has introduced its flagship product AllegroGraph now supports Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for validating graph-based data against a set of conditions. Franz's Knowledge Graph solutions with SHACL improves the ability to validate data and applications from independently maintained sources within an overall system that can interoperate reliably.
"Enterprise systems are increasingly complex, often requiring data and software components to be accessed and maintained by different departments or other companies," said Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz Inc. "This complexity often becomes an organization's biggest challenge as changing data fields and adding new applications rapidly grow in order to meet the business demands for increased customer insights. Adding SHACL to AllegroGraph helps our customers simplify the complexity of enterprise systems through the ability to loosely combine independent elements, while allowing the overall system to function smoothly."
AllegroGraph v6.6 includes a SHACL validation engine that confirms whether data is conforming to the desired requirements. SHACL provides a way for a Data Graph to specify the Shapes Graph that should be used for validation and describes how a given shape is linked to targets in the data. The addition of SHACL is just the most recent enhancement to AllegroGraph, which continues to showcase innovation at the forefront of the graph database market by becoming the first multi-model semantic graph and document database.
Gartner recently named Graph Analytics a Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trend for 2019 to solve critical business priorities. Gartner predicts, "The application of graph processing and graph DBMSs will grow at 100 percent annually through 2022 to continuously accelerate data preparation and enable more complex and adaptive data science."
"The size, complexity, distributed nature of data, speed of action and the continuous intelligence required by digital business means that rigid and centralized architectures and tools break down," said Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "The continued survival of any business will depend upon an agile, data-centric architecture that responds to the constant rate of change." (Source: Gartner Identifies Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2019, February 18, 2019)
AllegroGraph: A Semantic Graph and Linked Document Database