So says OpenLink Software CEO, Kingsley Idehen.
There was a time when a DBMS table or Spreadsheet file was the prime source of structured data for operations driven by declarative query languages (prime example, SQL).
Today, HTML documents are emerging as broadly supported additions to the structured data source collective. For instance, here are live examples of declarative SPARQL queries that use HTML document URLs as Data Source Names — just click to explore!
- Ford Cars — HTML5 table (faceted browsing links)
- McDonalds Recipes — HTML5 table (faceted browsing links)
Those queries also work via SQL. If you would like examples, just reply to this post to make your request.
Existing tools for Data Analytics and Digital Transformation now have the ability to incorporate the Web as just another structured data source — that is growing exponentially in size and quality.
In just a few years, the Web has evolved into a global RDBMS and Knowledge Graph combo that’s accessible via SQL and/or SPARQL. Fundamentally, this evolution also implies an inevitable transition from emphasizing Big Data to Small Data — driven by hyperlinks emerging as ultra-powerful data source names and Superkeys.
The OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer (OSDS) — OSDS (a/k/a @datasniff) is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, and Safari, that unveils structured metadata invisibly embedded within HTML documents and web pages. More…
OpenLink Virtuoso — OpenLink Virtuoso is a uniquely designed multi-function platform, referred to as a Universal Server, comprising Data Access, Integration, Virtualization, and Management capabilities. It achieves all of this with unrivaled performance and scalability, without compromising data security!
OpenLink Data Junction Box (ODJB) — ODJB is a collection of pre-installed and pre-configured data access, integration, and management services, deployable on the Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Clouds.
OpenLink Structured Data Bot (OSDB) — OSDB generates a REST-ful interaction console from APIs described using open standards such as RDF and OpenAPI (formerly known as Swagger).
OpenLink Data Twingler — The Twingler is a Smart Agent for powerful Knowledge Graph generation from Tweets & Threads.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming bulletin, reminiscing about how our products and services have developed over the years, expected within the next month
- Virtuoso product page is live on LinkedIn.
- LOD Connectivity License for ODBC and JDBC apps to the LOD Cloud Knowledge Graph
- Exploit the powerful Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology provided by our Virtuoso Platform, by taking advantage of our current collection of Special Offers
- Download Virtuoso for On-Premise installation and use
- OpenLink Virtuoso Pay-As-You-Go (PAGO) from the AWS Cloud
OpenLink Virtuoso Pay-As-You-Go (PAGO) from the Microsoft Azure Cloud
- Virtuoso 8.3.3319 (PAGO Edition) for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
- Virtuoso 8.3.3319 (BYOL Edition) for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
- Detailed usage guides for Azure
- Free OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer (OSDS) Browser Extension for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi (with a build planned for Apple Safari)
- Twingler — A Smart Agent solution for transforming threaded content into Knowledge Graph nuggets, for easy reuse and recall.
- Universal Data Access Driver Offers — Entry-level offers on licenses for our high-performance drivers/providers/connectors for ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLE DB
- Download Free Trials of our Secure and High-Performance ODBC & JDBC Data Access Drivers (or Connectors) for Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Informix, Ingres, and 3rd Party ODBC or JDBC Data Sources