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  • 23 July, 2012

Franz Inc. Adds Symmetric Multi-Processing in Allegro CL® v9.0

Allegro CL’s dynamic object technology, now with SMP, powers leading edge, mission-critical applications that are robust, extensible, and easy to evolve.

OAKLAND, Calif. — July 23, 2012 — Franz Inc., the leading supplier of Common Lisp based tools and Graph Database technology for the Semantic Web, today announced Allegro CL v9.0, bringing symmetric multi-processing capabilities to the industry’s leading Common Lisp based development environment.

“Demand for faster, more intelligent, and scalable applications is increasing with the “Big Data” onslaught. Modern Lisp developers now have the best tool to scale their applications and deliver products to market on-time and on-budget,” commented Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz Inc.

“Franz’s Allegro CL v9.0 release is a major advance,” noted Jason Cornez, CTO, RavenPack. “It brings true SMP to one of the best programming environments available.  All our existing multithreaded applications “just work”, and run much faster than before on the same hardware.”

“RavenPack is a leading provider of real-time news analysis services. Financial professionals rely on RavenPack for its speed and accuracy in analyzing large amounts of news content on more than 28,000 publicly traded companies across 80 countries,” stated Dr. Aasman.  “Allegro CL’s new SMP capabilities will continue to facilitate Ravenpack’s low latency text and sentiment analysis that they deliver as a real-time data feed.”

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 v9.0. 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 9.0 is the most effective system for developing and deploying applications to solve these complex problems in the real world.

New Key Features and updates in Allegro CL v9.0:

  • Symmetric Multiprocessing.
  • 820 Improvements and updates since the last release.
  • Major update to AllegroServe, Franz’s Lisp based webserver.  Automatic compression and inflation of files, chunking support, and new choices for security, including the TLS v1.0 (also called SSL v3.1) protocol for secure communications.
  • Enhanced Java interaction via the jLinker module.  Improved protocol, simpler API.
  • New installation for Mac 64-bit graphics utilities, simplified substantially.

About Franz Inc.

Franz Inc. is a leading vendor of Semantic Technology, Common Lisp tools and Professional Services.   Franz Inc. recently introduced Allegro SET, the industry’s first Semantic Entity Tracker, a leading-edge development platform to build flexible and scalable semantic applications quickly and cost-effectively.

Franz’s graph database, AllegroGraph®, has been an industry leader for several years and provides a scalable storage layer for powerful Complex Event Processing applications that incorporate GeoTemporal Reasoning, Social Network Analytics and Ontology Modeling capabilities and operates as the core of Allegro SET.

Franz’s Professional Service team is in the business of helping companies turn Data into Information and Information into Knowledge. We combine Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics consulting services under one roof for our customers.

Franz, an American owned company based in Oakland, California, is committed to market-driven product development, the highest levels of product quality and responsive customer support and service. Franz customers include Fortune 500 companies in the government, life sciences and telecommunications industries.  Franz has demonstrated consistent growth and profitability since inception.  For more information, visit

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