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  • 23 March, 2016

Franz Inc. named to KMWorld Magazine’s 2016 “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management”

Leading Semantic Graph Database and Artificial Intelligence Provider Recognized for Delivering Business Value

OAKLAND, Calif. — March 23, 2016 — Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence and leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology, today announced that is has been named to KMWorld’s 2016 list of the ‘100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management’.

“Being named to our list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management is a prestigious designation because it represents the best in innovation, creativity and functionality,” says KMWorld Editor Sandra Haimila. “The 100 Companies offer solutions designed to help users and customers find what they need whenever and wherever they need it … and what they need is the ability to access, analyze and share crucial knowledge.”

“KMWorld recognizes the knowledge economy’s growth will be facilitated by easily combining disparate information enterprise wide,” said Dr. Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc. “With the semantic flexibility of AllegroGraph, integrating knowledge bases is virtually effortless, since the data can remain in its original databases and database designers do not have to create a schema up front. In today’s data-driven environments, the ability to quickly analyze data from diverse sources, both public and private, is proving particularly useful to provide unique knowledge rich analytics.”

“As more public datasets become available, knowledge focused organizations are looking to leverage this information to enrich their enterprise knowledge bases,” said Ms. Haimila. “Franz’s Semantic Graph database, AllegroGraph, provides the platform to unlock the value of fusing this heterogeneous knowledge to gain unique business value for the Enterprise.”

“Information has always existed everywhere but has often been isolated, incomplete, unavailable or unintelligible,” according to Gartner. “Advances in semantic tools such as graph databases as well as other emerging data classification and information analysis techniques will bring meaning to the often chaotic deluge of information.” (Source: Gartner Identifies the Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016.)

AllegroGraph has been widely recognized and endorsed within the industry as the popularity of Graph databases has skyrocketed – growing nearly 500% in the past two years. AllegroGraph was recently named a Leading Database Solution by CIOReview, awarded Best in Semantic Web Technology & Leader in Graph Database Products by Corporate America, PharmaTech Outlook has named Franz a Top Ten Solution Provider, and Bloor Research positioned AllegroGraph as a ‘Champion’.

About KMWorld

KMWorld ( is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 30,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. (

About AllegroGraph

Unlike traditional relational databases or Property Graph Databases, AllegroGraph employs semantic graph technologies that process data with contextual and conceptual intelligence. AllegroGraph is able run queries of unprecedented complexity to support predictive analytics that help organizations make more informed, real-time decisions. AllegroGraph is the first Graph Database to support analysis across N-dimensions – any conceivable measurement of an object, property or operation. AllegroGraph can analyze temporal (time) and geospatial (location) dimensions relative to any ‘event,’ such as a disease, drug interaction, genetic combination, biomarkers, observations, image or physical sensors. AllegroGraph is utilized by dozens of the top F500 companies worldwide.

About Franz Inc.

Franz Inc. is an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology with expert knowledge in developing and deploying complex Big Data analytics solutions. AllegroGraph, Franz’s flagship, high-performance, transactional, and scalable Semantic Graph Database, provides the solid storage layer for Enterprise grade NoSQL solutions. AllegroGraph’s Activity Recognition capabilities provides a powerful means to aggregate and analyze data about individual and organizational behaviors, preferences, relationships, plus spatial and temporal linkages between individuals and groups. For additional Franz Inc. customer success stories, please visit:

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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 dozens of Fortune 500 companies and span the healthcare, government, life sciences and telecommunications industries worldwide. Franz has demonstrated consistent growth and profitability since inception.

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