Semantic Web Company (SWC) is the leading provider of graph-based metadata, search, and analytic solutions and is globally acknowledged as a leading and most innovative Linked Data technology provider. SWC is the company behind PoolParty Semantic Suite (https://www.poolparty.biz) the preferred semantic solution of Fortune 500 companies. We focus on metadata & data management, search, and analytic solutions. A team of Linked Data experts provides consulting and integration services for semantic data and knowledge portals. Our research department guarantees innovation that matters.
SWC Key Facts
The Semantic Web Company with its PoolParty Semantic Suite product, a leading technology platform for graph-based AI and metadata solutions, has been named a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2019 Metadata Management Solutions: https://www.gartner.com/en/documents/3970385
In the LOGISTAR project Semantic Web Company leads the activities around (i) data identification, (ii) data harvesting , metadata- and data management and finally (iv) data storage and provision for the whole LOGISTAR system.
This part of the Logistar solution provides (i) the data and metadata acquisition module that allows to harvest data from different heterogeneous data sources in different formats (for example from: transport management systems, from relational databases, from document repositories in the form of unstructured data and from several open data catalogues and repositories et al) and map all incoming data to a common Logistar data model to ensure availability of high quality data as well as the possibility of efficient data integration.
It furthermore provides (ii) a metadata layer and a semantic layer that allows the management and semantic enrichment of metadata and data inside the Logistar platform and thereby create a Logistar Knowledge Graph that provides a semantic data lake including interlinked metadata and data that allows easy-to-use and fast access to the required data that is rich in context and meaning.
And finally (iii) this part of the Logistar solution provides a central storage layer that consists of three parts: an event store (for real time data), an HDFS store for datasets and a graph database in the form of an RDF triple store to store all Logistar metadata as well as the semantic data models and partly also data itself.
This data acquisition and metadata- and data management layer is somehow the backbone of the Logistar solution that enables smart logistics services and end user applications on top. All mentioned components have been specified and prototypical developed (or adapted where existing software has been used) and are already deployed by making use of Docker technology in a 5 node cluster to ensure respective scalability and performance along the Logistar requirements.
With LOGISTAR the Semantic Web Company brings its own core product PoolParty Semantic Suite to the logistics market – in the field of metadata and data management. PoolParty Semantic Suite is thereby integrated with software components of other partners as Software AG, Dunavnet or DBH and becomes part of a newly developed LOGISTAR logistics and AI platform.
This supports the overall objective of LOGISTAR that is to develop an innovative platform that enables (i) more efficient and precise planning of logistics services, (ii) the negotiation between partners to share (limited) resources in the field of logistics and finally (iii) to support optimised mechanisms for synchromodal logistics (train to road, road to train).
SWC expects from the project that such platform will become an attractive product in the logistics industry and also to enter new markets and establish long term partnerships with some of the LOGISTAR partners.