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Day: June 17, 2020

Contentful secures $80 Million in funding

Headless content management systems (CMS) vendor Contentful announced $80 million in Series E funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from General Catalyst, Salesforce Ventures and five other new and existing backers. This round brings Contentful’s total funding to $158 million to date. Contentful also announced hiring a new CMO, Bridget Perry, who most recently led Adobe marketing across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Contentful is helping businesses manage and deliver content across websites, mobile apps, wearables and digital displays to compete in a digital-first economy. With Contentful, brands can adapt to a changing landscape by scaling up digital offerings across the entire customer journey. Contentful’s cloud-native, API-first platform has attracted a community of developers and users who integrate Contentful with third-party services such as Cloudinary, Commercetools and Smartling to extend the capabilities of the platform. With the recent release of the Contentful App Framework, additional technology partners now offer integrations with Contentful. Contentful’s ecosystem of partners includes digital agencies such as Publicis Sapient, Huge, Valtech and AKQA.

Semantic Web Company and Ontotext partner to advance enterprise knowledge graphs

Ontotext (OT) and Semantic Web Company (SWC) announced a strategic partnership to meet the requirements of enterprise architects such as deployment, monitoring, resilience, and interoperability with other enterprise IT systems and security. Users will be able to work with a feature-rich toolset to manage a graph composed of billions of edges that is hosted in data centers around the world. The companies have implemented an integration of the PoolParty Semantic SuiteTM v.8 with the GraphDB and Ontotext Platform, which offers benefits for numerous use cases:

  • GraphDB powering PoolParty: Most of the knowledge graph management tools out there bundle open-source solutions that are good at managing thousands of concepts, whereas PoolParty bundled with GraphDB manages millions of concepts and entities—without extra deployment overheads.
  • PoolParty linked to high-availability GraphDB cluster: GraphDB can now be used as an external store for PoolParty, which offers a combination of performance, scalability and resilience. This is particularly relevant for organizations intent on developing tailor-made knowledge graph platforms integrated into their existing data and content management infrastructure.
  • Dynamic text analysis using big knowledge graphs: PoolParty can be used to edit big knowledge graphs in order to tune the behavior of Ontotext’s text analysis pipelines, which employ vast amounts of domain knowledge to boost precision. This way the power and comprehensiveness of generic off-the-shelf natural language processing (NLP) pipelines can be custom-tailored to an enterprise.
  • GraphQL benefits for PoolParty: Application developers can now access the knowledge graph via GraphQL to build end-user applications or integrate knowledge graph services with the functionality of existing systems. Ontotext Platform uses semantic business objects, defined by subject matter experts and business analysts, to generate GraphQL interfaces and transform them into SPARQL.,

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