1.2. Why Do I Need Virtuoso?
You need Virtuoso because Knowledge is power or competitive advantage (depending on how you choose to exploit it). All Knowledge comes from Information. Information is produced from Data.
The Internet is reducing the cost of accessing Information, thereby increasing the appetite and rates at which Information is produced and consumed. Unfortunately data required for the production of Information simply does not reside within one database engine within your organization.
Whether you know it or not it is highly probable that the quest for critical information within your organization actually requires traversing several data sources served by numerous database engines from different database vendors.
Virtuoso simply reduces the cost of bringing together data from different data sources with the view to accelerating the production of information by your Query Tools, Web & Internet Application Development Environments, Traditional Application Development Tools, and Desktop Productivity Tools.
Virtuoso enables you to compete effectively in the Information Age.
One of the biggest challenges facing the uptake of XML is the availability of key XML Data itself. Virtuoso simplifies the process of creating XML data from existing HTML, syndicated XML, and SQL databases. Virtuoso enables real-time creation of Dynamic XML documents (DTD or XML Schema based) from homogeneous or heterogeneous SQL Databases "on the fly".
By implementing a number of protocols in a single server solution, Virtuoso provides you with a unifying foundation upon which next generation eBusiness solutions can be developed and deployed. Virtuoso reduces the cost of bringing together data from different data sources and leverages this into increased effectiveness of your Query Tools, Web & Internet Application Development Environments, Traditional Application Development Tools, and Desktop Productivity Tools. Virtuoso enables you compete effectively in the Information Age.
OpenLink Software is an acclaimed technology innovator and leading vendor of High-Performance & CROSS PLATFORM eBusiness solutions that adhere to a broad range of industry standards that include: ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, SQL, WebDAV, HTTP, XML, SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, SMTP, NNTP, POP3, LDAP amongst others.
Our product & services portfolio includes a suite of High-Performance Universal Data Access Drivers for ODBC, OLE DB and JDBC, Internet Data Integration Servers, Virtual and Federated Database Engines, Embeddable SQL-Database Engines, Application Servers, Enterprise Portal Servers and professional services expertise capable of handling the most demanding eBusiness application development, deployment, and integration challenges.