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Day: April 12, 2023

Stardog introduces Stardog 9

Stardog, a provider of an enterprise knowledge graph platform, announced Stardog 9, with a range of new features and enhancements that enable organizations to easily connect data, people, and processes, and improve performance, scalability, and security. With this release, Stardog’s knowledge graph powered semantic layer has new integrations for Azure Synapse, Collibra Data Governance and Databricks. Benefits include:

  • Expanded Data Access: Stardog 9 supports federated access to Azure Synapse which enhances connectivity to data in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen-2 (ADLS2), reducing the friction in accessing and connecting data through meaning for self-serve analytics.
  • Activated Metadata: Stardog 9 extends Stardog’s Knowledge Catalog to harvest enterprise metadata with integrations for Collibra and Microsoft Purview Data catalogs (in-preview mode only), and any JDBC-accessible data source. These integrations make it easy to semantically-enrich technical metadata with business concepts and enable Data Governance teams and end users to search, query, and explore data assets with an Enterprise Metadata Knowledge Graph.
  • Smart, Automated Entity Linking Across Data Silos: Stardog 9 can identify and link data associated with business objects across data landscapes for better decisions in support of use-cases from Customer 360 to Digital Twin to Fraud Detection, leveraging Databricks Spark to process data.

Brightspot expands partner program

Brightspot, a provider of content management system (CMS) software, announced the expansion of the Brightspot Partner Program to offer comprehensive implementation and maintenance options for building digital, web and content experiences using Brightspot CMS.

The program is designed to help businesses accelerate their digital strategy by providing access to a network of experienced partners that can help them create and deliver more powerful digital experiences powered by Brightspot CMS. Brightspot’s Partner Program will enable businesses to leverage the company’s comprehensive suite of flexible technology, expert services and partner ecosystem. Partners will have access to a range of benefits, including training and certification, marketing support and co-selling opportunities.

The Partner Program is open to a variety of businesses that specialize in digital experiences, content management and web development, including solution, technology and agency partners. As part of the program, partners will receive in-depth training, online technical resources, co-marketing opportunities, partner support and access to the Brightspot platform for testing and development. Solution, technology and agency partners that have already joined the Brightspot Partner Program, include: AITHERAS LLC, Bannockburn, Deveire, Digital Prism Advisors, Inc., eThinking, Material, SNO CORP, THINKware, WayPath and Wizeline.

Gilbane Advisor 4-12-23 — Future data stacks, digital twin KGs

This week we feature content from Barr Moses & Shane Murray, and Peter Lawrence.

Additional reading comes from Jay Graber, Kingsley Uyi Idehen, Stanford, and the National Science Foundation.

News comes from Expert[.]ai & Reveal Group, Databricks, Algolia, and Stilo.

Note that news items now link to the original source of the news rather than our 200 word summaries, which are always available here.

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Opinion / Analysis

Zero-ETL, ChatGPT, and the future of data engineering

“The post-modern data stack is coming. Are we ready?”.

Barr Moses & Shane Murray aim to help you prepare with this very readable post on promising components of future data stacks. (9 min)

Knowledge Graphs + Large Language Models = The ability for users to ask their own questions?

One area the article recommended above doesn’t address is the incorporation of knowledge graphs in data stacks. This is an area we are keenly interested in, especially in combination with LLMs. Peter Lawrence examines what may seem a less-than-obvious use-case (digital twins) for such a combination, and describes how a knowledge graph can be used to train an LLM to be significantly more valuable. He also illustrates why it is not easy. (12 min)

More Reading

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Content technology news

Expert[.]ai and Reveal Group partner to combine NLP and RPA

Expert[.]ai and Reveal Group partner to combine NLP and RPA — To help organizations extend the value in intelligent automation programs with natural language processing and understanding (NLP/NLU). ■

Databricks announces Lakehouse for Manufacturing

Lakehouse for Manufacturing offers pre-built solutions, partner-designed Brickbuilder offerings and integrated AI capabilities.

Algolia introduces developer-friendly plan 

The AI Search and Discovery platform’s two new plans include a “Build” plan that is free and a “Grow” plan that offers low-priced scalability.

Stilo launches Migrate 5.0 

Migrate 5 provides automated content conversion from legacy content to structured DITA XML.

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