RALEIGH, NC – October 11, 2016 – TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise information management company, today announced the release of version 5.2 of TopBraid Suite, a collection of web-based solutions for data governance and vocabulary management. This update includes support for business glossaries, reference data, metadata management, data policy and lineage models as well as other business, technical and operational metadata.

“This release of TopBraid delivers our most comprehensive data governance solution to date,” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant. “It provides the scope of support for integrated data governance connecting business, technical and operational assets that are driven by market demands and has already proved its value in the early use of TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (or EDG) by key customers, including two major financial services organizations.

Too often data governance solutions are limited in scope and can’t connect all of your data sources. They use standalone tools that create yet another data or metadata silo. TopBraid EDG uses a non-proprietary, graph-standards-based, model-driven approach to capturing the meaning of data, which we call semantic information management. This approach is flexible and interoperable and can adapt to changes in the data, metadata and business needs of the organization.”

TopBraid EDG provides users with an agile solution to govern and connect a broad set of critical business assets. Recognizing that organizations may require different starting points, TopQuadrant allows users to take an incremental approach by offering packages. Users have the flexibility to start with any of the following packages and grow as needed:

  • Business Glossaries
  • Reference Data Management
  • Vocabulary Management
  • Basic Metadata Management
  • Advanced Metadata Management

To learn more about available packages and additional add-on modules, please visit TopBraid EDG Packages.

In addition to TopBraid EDG, this release offers a number of key enhancements to TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN), including improved navigation and visualization of data. EVN will remain a standalone product for users interested only in managing taxonomies and ontologies and using them for content classification and search enhancement. Alternatively, users with broader governance goals that span structured and unstructured data can use the same vocabulary management capabilities of EVN as a package under EDG and combine it with other EDG packages. Other 5.2 enhancements include:

  • Additional graph database (triple store) options, including Apache Jena TDB and
  • MarkLogic databases.

  • User interface enhancements to allow for a more consistent, intuitive user experience.
  • Support for defining data validity rules using the emerging SHACL (RDF Data Shapes) standard is now available in EVN and EDG.

To learn more and view a comprehensive list of capabilities for TopBraid Release 5.2, please visit the TopBraid 5.2 Release Notes.

About TopQuadrant

As an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) innovator, TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in data governance. We provide agile solutions for managing information regardless of its structure, origin or location. Our products use standards-based graph technologies—because connections are important. Making information easy to connect enables unparalleled flexibility for organizing, governing and using it in today’s dynamic data environments.

TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance™ (EDG) supports the governance and provisioning of enterprise metadata, business glossaries and reference data. TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ is a lighter configuration of TopBraid EDG focused on governance and curation of reference datasets with comprehensive metadata. TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net™ supports collaborative management of taxonomies and ontologies and offers auto-classification of documents and search enhancement.

TopQuadrant customers include many government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies in numerous industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, energy and digital media. For more information, visit www.topquadrant.com.

Kristi Lee-John