Webnodes AS, a company developing a .NET based semantic content management system, today announced the release of a new product called Webnodes Semantic Integration Server.
Webnodes Semantic Integration Server is a standalone product that has two main components: A SPARQL endpoint for traditional semantic use-cases and the full-blown integration server based on the SDShare protocol. SDShare is a new protocol for allowing different software to share and consume data with each other, with minimal amount of setup.
The integration server ships with connectors out of the box for OData- and SPARQL endpoints and any ODBC compatible RDBMS. This means you can integrate many of the software systems on the market with very little work. If you want to support software not compatible with any of the available connectors, you can create custom connectors. In addition to full-blown connectors, the integration server can also push the raw data to another SPARQL endpoint (the internal data format is RDF) or a HTTP endpoint (for example Apache SOLR).
"Webnodes has been the number one proponent of semantic technologies in the content management space for several years. With the release of Webnodes Semantic Integration Server, we offer a new and innovative solution to the old integration problem. Semantic technologies are perfectly suited for this", said Ole Gulbrandsen, CTO of Webnodes.
“In addition to being an integration server, Webnodes Semantic Integration Server can also be used as a pure SPARQL endpoint for more traditional semantic technology use-cases.”
The Webnodes CMS platform can expose content to the SDShare integration server using OData. To consume data from the integration server in Webnodes, you use the Webnodes SDShare connector.
"We've seen good uptake of SDShare on large corporate and government integration projects but it’s great to see wider adoption and availability of the technology in platforms like Webnodes CMS.", said Graham Moore, Director of BrightstarDB Ltd and Chair of the SDShare Community Group at W3C.
Webnodes will be in New York and Boston to demonstrate the Semantic Integration Server for the first time ever next week. Webnodes is also a sponsor of the Gilbane Boston conference (28th - 29th of November). The company’s CTO will hold a presentation on the 29th of November at the InterContinental Boston Waterfront.
About Webnodes CMS
Webnodes CMS is a unique .NET based web content management (WCM) system powered by an ORM-based semantic content engine. It has been designed for the future of content management where taking advantage of structured content and the semantic web, is key for delivering added value to customers.
About Webnodes AS
Webnodes AS (www.webnodes.com) is a Norwegian software company developing and distributing Webnodes CMS. Webnodes’ customers cover a wide range of industries, from small companies with advanced needs, to large and multinational corporations with more complex web presences. The company is founded on 10 years of experience developing advanced web content management systems.
SDShare (www.sdshare.org) is a stream based protocol for exposing and consuming data in a standardized way, allowing different systems to easily share and consume data with each other. SDShare is a W3C Community Group project (http://www.w3.org/community/sdshare/).