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Virtuoso System Properties

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NameVirtuoso
DescriptionVirtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphs
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Native XML DBMS
Relational DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.37
Rank#91  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  Native XML DBMS
#46  Relational DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Websitevirtuoso.openlinksw.com
Technical documentationdocs.openlinksw.com/­virtuoso
DeveloperOpenLink Software
Initial release1998
Current release8.2, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
OLE DB
WebDAV
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoVirtuoso PL
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Virtuoso
Specific characteristics

Virtuoso is a modern multi-model RDBMS for managing data represented as tabular relations (Tables) and/or RDF sentence collections (Graphs). It is a high-performance, scalable, secure, and open standards-based platform.

Competitive advantages
  • Performance & Scale — as exemplified by DBpedia and the LOD Cloud it spawned, i.e., a decentralized collection of databases that produce a knowledge graph in the cloud that is accessible 24/7 for declarative ad-hoc interactions by both humans and bots using the SPARQL Query Language

  • Engine Sophistication — enables use of SPARQL and an open-standards-based extension to SQL, thereby blending the ACID and scalability features of that language with the semantically-informed navigation capabilities of SPARQL; custom reasoning and inference that brings “explainable AI” to data management and data virtualization

  • Attribute-based Access Controls — fine-grained data access policies informed by entity relationship-type semantics of protected resources and the humans and/or bots seeking access to said resources

Typical application scenarios

Used for —

  • Analytics/BI
  • Conceptual Data Virtualization
  • Enterprise Knowledge Graphs bolstered by Explainable AI
  • Smart & Secure Customer 360
  • Smart & Secure Federated Data Lakes
  • Smart & Secure MDM
  • Smart & Secure Data Services
  • Smart & Secure Data Governance
  • Smart & Secure Data Monetization
  • Safe & Secure Fusion of AI and Data Access, Integration, and Management

— across industries including —

  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Pharma & Healthcare
  • Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
  • Retail
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Petroleum (Oil, Natural Gas, etc.)
  • Telco
  • Manufacturing
Key customers

Broad use across enterprises and governments including —

  • European Union (EU)
  • US Government
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Schneider Electronics
  • Bayer
  • Syngenta
  • Bloomberg
  • Viacom
  • BASF
  • Sanofi
  • GE
  • and many others

— as well as publicly accessible database instances across the massive LOD Cloud, such as —

Market metrics
  • Largest installed-base ​of Multi-Model RDBMS for AI-friendly Knowledge Graphs

  • Platform behind DBpedia

    • DBpedia is an AI- and Query-friendly Knowledge Graph form of Wikipedia

    • DBpedia provided the bootstrap point for the massive Linked Open Data (LOD) Cloud

    • Virtuoso is the platform behind a majority of nodes in the LOD Cloud

  • Performance and Scalability Leader

  • Data Security Leader

Licensing and pricing models

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