Webnodes AS, a company developing a .NET based semantic content management system, today announced the release of a new product called Webnodes Semantic Integration Server.
Webnodes Semantic Integration Server is a standalone product that has two main components: A SPARQL endpoint for traditional semantic use-cases and the full-blown integration server based on the SDShare protocol. SDShare is a new protocol for allowing different software to share and consume data with each other, with minimal amount of setup.
The integration server ships with connectors out of the box for OData- and SPARQL endpoints and any ODBC compatible RDBMS. This means you can integrate many of the software systems on the market with very little work. If you want to support software not compatible with any of the available connectors, you can create custom connectors. In addition to full-blown connectors, the integration server can also push the raw data to another SPARQL endpoint (the internal data format is RDF) or a HTTP endpoint (for example Apache SOLR).
Ole Gulbrandsen, CTO of Webnodes:
“Webnodes has been the number one proponent of semantic technologies in the content management space for several years. With the release of Webnodes Semantic Integration Server, we offer a new and innovative solution to the old integration problem. Semantic technologies are perfectly suited for this. In addition to being an integration server, Webnodes Semantic Integration Server can also be used as a pure SPARQL endpoint for more traditional semantic technology use-cases.”
The Webnodes CMS platform can expose content to the SDShare integration server using OData. To consume data from the integration server in Webnodes, you use the Webnodes SDShare connector.
About Webnodes CMS
Webnodes CMS is a unique .NET based web content management (WCM) system powered by an ORM-based semantic content engine. It has been designed for the future of content management where taking advantage of structured content and the semantic web, is key for delivering added value to customers.