Cambridge Semantics Announces Anzo 3.0 featuring Anzo Unstructured

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New release enables business users to connect unstructured data with traditional, structured enterprise data sources

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Until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-use tool on the market that can address the issue of combining data in unstructured documents with traditional enterprise data sources.

At Enterprise Data World 2012 Cambridge Semantics announced the release of Anzo 3.0, including Anzo Unstructured which is designed to enable business users to connect unstructured data with traditional data sources. By providing users with unified information access to data in documents, databases, and the web, companies such as Biogen Idec, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck are using Anzo to glean new business insights and make smarter decisions.

See Anzo Unstructured at Enterprise Data World 2012 (booth #212) and learn about our semantic-based solutions and featured sessions including:

In today’s world of Big Data, critical information in any given organization is buried in text. Whether in documents, web pages, or email and premiere data feeds like Thomson Reuters, this information does not sit within standard databases and so eludes rigorous analysis, integration, governance, and monitoring.

Anzo Unstructured solves this problem by enabling users and businesses to connect data within unstructured documents with data anywhere else in the enterprise, including traditional, structured databases. Business users can use many of the third party partner, or open source text mining software tools and web services with Anzo Unstructured to mark up and extract entities and concepts from targeted text sources. As a result, Anzo presents a single, unified information access experience for all data, enabling business users to search for and edit data right in Microsoft Excel or in web browsers without requiring IT involvement.

Highlights in Anzo 3.0 include:

  •     Order of magnitude improvements in data scalability and query performance
  •     Solution API support so that developers and partners can create bundled apps for the Anzo platform
  •     Ability for users to create derived properties—critical for true what-if analysis—which are automatically maintained by Anzo for reporting and monitoring
  •     Significant usability improvements in Anzo for Excel and Anzo on the Web for greater end-user data management
  •     HTML5 Charts in Anzo on the Web

"Companies have been struggling with how best to mine information from the growing amount of unstructured data. Until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-use tool on the market that can address the issue of combining data in unstructured documents with traditional enterprise data sources from once central location,” said Alok Prasad, President of Cambridge Semantics. “The ease of deployment and flexibility of Anzo makes it possible and this capability was why we recently won the Best of Show award at the Bio-IT World Conference. From competitive intelligence to compliance information management, leveraging the value of unstructured data is critical to our customers.”

Anzo is built on the W3C open standards of the Semantic Web, which are designed to connect data. Anzo provides end users with access to data virtualized from anywhere in their enterprise and on the web. Anzo Unstructured extends this reach to the hidden world of textual data.

About Cambridge Semantics
Cambridge Semantics is the leading provider of semantic data management software for the enterprise that is designed to bridge the gap between business processes and data-driven business intelligence. Enterprises face an increasing need to quickly combine diverse data that crosses organizational boundaries in order to make better decisions and improve process efficiencies every day. Our Anzo software lets business users search for, virtualize, analyze, act on, and make decisions with any internal or external, structured or unstructured data. Based on the revolutionary flexibility of Semantic Web technologies, Anzo provides unprecedented ease-of-use, speed of implementation, and operational business process integration for just about any formal or informal business activity.

To learn more about Cambridge Semantics visit and check out our blog “Enterprise Semantics” or follow us on Twitter @CamSemantics.

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