Franz Inc.’s Products and Services

Franz Inc. is an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence and leading supplier of Graph Database technology with expert knowledge in developing and deploying Knowledge Graph and Data Fabric solutions.

Franz Inc. is committed to market-driven product development, the highest levels of product quality and responsive customer support and service. Franz customers include dozens of Fortune 500 companies that span healthcare, intelligence agencies, life sciences, telecommunications, and visionary researcher organizations looking to develop Enterprise Knowledge Graphs.

AllegroGraph, the foundation for Knowledge Graph solutions, is a horizontally scalable, high-performance, and transactional Semantic Graph Database which turns complex data into actionable business insights. AllegroGraph allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution that can support massive big data analytics. AllegroGraph utilizes unique federated sharding capabilities that drive 360-degree insights and enable complex reasoning across a distributed Knowledge Graph.

Gruff enables users to visually explore knowledge graphs and display data relationships in views that are driven by the user. Ad hoc and exploratory analysis can be performed by simply clicking on different graph nodes to answer questions. Gruff’s unique ‘Time Machine’ feature provides the capability to explore temporal context and connections within data. The visual query builder within Gruff empowers both novice and expert users to create simple or highly complex queries without writing any code.

Allegro CL is the most powerful dynamic object-oriented development system available today, and is especially suited to enterprise-wide, complex application development. Complex applications with billions of objects are now made easy with Allegro CL. The complexity of today’s software applications and the explosion of data size are pervasive in all fields ranging from Life Sciences to Manufacturing to Financial Analytics. Allegro CL is the most effective system for developing and deploying applications to solve these complex problems in the real world.

Allegro NFS, built originally for internal use, the Allegro NFS Server for Windows product was inspired by our dissatisfaction with current free and commercial NFS Servers available on the market and the incredible technical difficulties we faced in configuring them on Windows.  Allegro NFS provides an enterprise level Network File System (NFS) sharing solution that lets you transfer files between computers running Windows and UNIX operating systems using the NFS protocol.

Professional Services – Franz is one of the few companies that bring Domain, Functional, Tools, and Statistical expertise all under one roof. Franz is in a very unique position of being able to offer bundled services covering – Consulting, Data Services, Business Intelligence, and Analytics.

Quality Driven Product Development – ISO/IEC 12207 is an international standard for software lifecycle processes. It aims to be the standard that defines all the tasks required for developing and maintaining software. Franz Inc. adheres, where applicable, to the standards set forth in ISO/IEC 12207 for the processes for all software developed at the company.

Systems and Organizational Controls – Franz Inc. is SOC2 certified.

Key Management

  • Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO
  • Kevin Layer, COO and Co-Founder
  • Dr. John Foderaro, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder
  • Craig Norvell, VP – Global Sales and Marketing 
  • Dr. Sheng-Chuan Wu, VP Asia and Corp. Development


Corporate Structure 

Franz Inc. is American owned, privately held California Corporation. Founded – 1984, Berkeley, California. Read a short history of Franz Inc.’s Founding.


Contact Information: 

Franz Inc.
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 300
Lafayette, California 94549

+1 (510) 452-2000
[email protected]