SOURCE: Metatomix

September 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Metatomix's Semantic Middleware Platform Enables Customers to Leverage Oracle® Database 11g Semantic Technology

SPARQL Interface Gives Customers Access to the Performance and Scalability of Oracle Database 11g Semantic Technology

DEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Metatomix, Inc., the commercial standard for semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced it will enable its semantic middleware platform and industry frameworks on the recently announced Oracle® Database 11g. Oracle Database 11g's native Resource Description Framework (RDF) storage capabilities, the enterprise-proven scalability of the Oracle Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and Metatomix's semantic middleware frameworks together provide customers with detailed, contextualized data to enable better business decisions. Metatomix is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and participated in the Oracle Database 11g beta program.

Oracle Database 11g includes native semantic technology capabilities as part of Oracle Spatial 11g, an option to Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition. The newly released Metatomix semantic middleware platform Version 5.0 -- also announced today -- with SPARQL (Protocol and RDF Query Language)-enabled semantic services, supports these new Oracle 11g capabilities. SPARQL is an evolving standard for accessing RDF data, and Metatomix is the first commercial organization to provide this interface to Oracle Database 11g. The result for Metatomix customers is even more rapid deployment of high impact business solutions while leveraging the full performance and scalability of Oracle Database 11g. Users of existing Oracle solutions may now more easily extend their functionality and value through the use of the Metatomix semantic middleware platform.

Version 5.0 of Metatomix's semantic middleware platform includes a high-performance, pluggable set of Semantic Stores for storing, manipulating and querying RDF data for validation, intelligent merging and reasoning. Different Semantic Store types may be optimally chosen based on the problem a user is trying to solve. One of the supported Store types can be deployed on Oracle Database 11g to create a standards-compliant relational database with native semantic capabilities.

"Metatomix's semantic middleware platform fully leverages Oracle Database 11g's RDF storage capability," said Metatomix Co-Founder and CTO Colin Britton. "Now, customers can develop Enterprise Information Management (EIM) applications using Metatomix's semantic middleware frameworks, and deploy them on Oracle Database 11g."

"One of the many powerful features delivered in Oracle Database 11g is native semantic technology capabilities," said Willie Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing at Oracle. "Metatomix's semantic middleware platform is a perfect complement to these capabilities. The combination gives customers the full benefit of semantic technology."

About Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database is the only database designed for grid computing. With the release of Oracle Database 11g, Oracle is making the management of enterprise information easier than ever; enabling customers to know more about their business and innovate more quickly. Oracle Database 11g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 11g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 11g's unique ability to manage all data from traditional business information to XML and 3D spatial information makes it the ideal choice to power transaction processing, data warehousing, and content management applications.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.

About Metatomix, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Metatomix is the commercial standard for semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations. Metatomix solutions link data from disparate systems to create a common semantic understanding across the enterprise. Using this contextual understanding, Metatomix solutions enable real-time analysis and insights, orchestrating and coordinating responses among both people and systems to optimize business performance. For more information, visit the Metatomix Web site at

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