In this blog we introduce the In4mium approach that allows you to utilize semantic technologies into your enterprise organization.
What is currently on offer: Rip-and-Replace
We have been helping companies adopt semantic technologies from both inside and outside the organization for many years. In our experience these organizations have wanted to adopt semantic technologies, but have been hindered by the lack of simple tools that can be readily configured to do exactly what you want. What they want is to merge semantic technologies into their existing architecture alongside existing applications which are not going away. What they have been offered is that they either adopt a platform, get stuck into the code or buy a product for a task.
- Platforms often want to take over the responsibility for everything (rip and replace) whether they do that job well or, as often is the case, not and can be quite costly.
- Getting stuck into coding means you have to learn a great deal upfront with little returns.
- Buying products that use semantic technology under the hood does not mean it can be repurposed or reused in any other context and as such you could have bought into any product because it is still a silo.
For all of these there is also the solution engineering aspect with only comes by really understanding the concepts and applying them, which often leads to expensive mistakes.
What we offer: Configure and Compose
We believed there must be an approach that allowed people to engineer solutions without buying into expensive platforms and products or having to undertake the “apprenticeship” that we have been through.
We set out with some basic goals. We wanted to be able to configure and compose sustainable solutions that enhanced your existing technologies not replace them. Solving the unsolved and not resolve the already solved.
Talend + In4mium modules = composable semantic solutions
Our journey led us to the Talend product suite. Talend provides an open source suite of tools that allows you to configure, compose and apply sustainable approaches into your existing environments. Talend exposes hundreds of modules providing all the functionality you would expect and need. It does not expect you to adopt any particular platform because it is actually a visual code compilation engine.
But …. It does not understand or have modules that allow you to create, work with or deploy semantic technologies….. Until now.
In4mium has created a suite of tools enhancing Talend giving you an extra dimension to introduce and work with semantic technologies at the heart of your environments without having to write a single line of code.
The screen shot shows the current In4mium palette which is expanding all the time. Modules under these menus allow to you read/write RDF, manage triple stores as you would expect for any database, query data (SPARQL), make decisions, manipulate RDF and much, much more.
So whether you want to RDFize data or implement model driven behavior at the heart of your ESB, the In4mium approach will make it easy. Simply mix and match Talend and In4mium components as required. Since Talend creates the Java code you don’t have to…. Exactly as it should be.
Sounds too good to be true? That’s what we thought but it really works. Never have we been able to accomplish so much so fast and really enable enterprise and semantic technologies allowing them to do what they do best and solve real business issues.
In forthcoming blogs we will highlight the component groups and focus in on a couple of neat components providing exemplars for their use in design patterns.