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Cambridge Semantics' AnzoGraph™

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Company: Cambridge Semantics Inc., Boston, MA
Entry Submitted By: Global Results Communications
Company Description: Cambridge Semantics Inc. is a big data management and enterprise analytics software company offering a universal semantic layer to connect and bring meaning to all enterprise data. Its software, the Anzo Smart Data Lake®, allows IT departments and their business users to semantically link, analyze and manage diverse data with speed at big data scale and at lower costs than traditional approaches.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Big Data Solution

Nomination Title: Cambridge Semantics' AnzoGraph™

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:

As more companies adopt data lakes, the need for graph databases is quickly becoming an essential solution for data management and analytics in any industry. For example, in the last year we have seen the emergence of key graph database technology like Thomson Reuters Knowledge Graph Feed, a graph database in the financial services industry, and Amazon Neptune, the new fully managed graph database service from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Graph databases enable easy access of data, analytics, and reusable insights for any authorized user, ultimately improving business decision-making and lowering overall IT costs.

Most graph databases are designed for, and excel at, “point” queries and insertions that represent a Graph Online Transaction Processing (GOLTP) use cases, such as finding data on specific entities. GOLTP is designed for discovering big data, patterns, trends, anomalies and other insights.

In February 2018, Semantics, the leading provider of a universal semantic layer for big data management and connected data analytics solutions, announced the launch of its AnzoGraph™, a native graph-based parallel query engine available for analyzing data from Amazon Neptune. AnzoGraph™, which was under development since 2011, is built to query and interactively analyze trillions of relationships, running 111x faster than its nearest competitor.

AnzoGraph™ is designed for interactive analysis of broad swaths of structured and unstructured data, accumulated over weeks or years of transactions. It also complements transactional GOLTP use cases by offering unprecedented scale for both complex graph traversal queries and data warehouse style aggregation analytics.

AnzoGraph™ allows users to perform ad hoc interactive queries across any combination of diverse sources by interconnecting data at any scale – regardless if originates from relational databases or text from unstructured sources – to reach business insights quickly and extract sophisticated feature sets for training or operationalizing machine learning algorithms.

Cambridge Semantics deployed AnzoGraph™ as part of its Anzo Smart Data Lake offering to support enterprise knowledge graphs, drug discovery, pharmacovigilance, fraud analytics, sales analytics, and risk analysis, among many other use cases. It has dramatically improved time-to-results and provided an increase into valuable data insights for confidential enterprise data.

Performance to date includes:

-587 billion triples loaded in 29 minutes and 24 seconds (total load time)
-478 billion triples created in 1 hour 16 minutes and 14 seconds (total inference time)
-Query execution in 14 minutes (total query execution time)
-Total triples (load and infer) 1.065 trillion triples
-Total time for loading and querying 1.98 hours (111x faster than prior benchmark)

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

Time to value differentiators:

-Semantic Layer and Graph Foundation: Semantic Layer and graph models offer an inherent flexibility, pushing the modeling, integration and analytics decisions closer to the end-user, reducing time to value in dynamic business environments.
-In-Memory Speed/Scale: Horizontally scalable ingestion and query capabilities that channel the power of cloud computing into accelerating value.
-On Demand Data Access & Analytics: Fast and easy exploration and analytics of your data, including using your own tool sets and unstructured data.


-Standards-Based: Tap into a vast network of products, for data preparation, graph transaction processing, graph visualization, BI, Analytics, and Machine Learning that support the standard Graph API’s, query languages and data models supported by AnzoGraph™.
-Storage: Virtually unlimited storage of Graph data
-Fast Loading: AnzoGraph™ smashed previous records by more than 110x
-Distributed: Scales with your needs by distributing graph and query processing over cluster nodes