ALEXANDRIA, Va. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 1, 2009 – TopQuadrant™, the global leader in Semantic Web application development technology, today announced that TopBraid Suite has been named a “Trend-Setting Product of 2009” by KMWorld Magazine. Over 800 products were assessed by KMWorld’s judging panel, which consisted of editors, industry analysts, end-users and vendors. TopBraid Suite was selected based on its outstanding use of Semantic Web technology in support of business needs and the unique value that it brings to the market.

“This year’s honorees demonstrate clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve their customers and the industry,” said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-chief. “Semantic Web technology provides a new frontier for the creation of dynamic business applications and TopQuadrant’s technology exemplifies the innovation that companies need to make that a reality.”

“We are honored that KMWorld Magazine has recognized the TopBraid Suite and the value of building dynamic business applications that are designed for people and built for change,” said Irene Polikoff, cofounder and CEO of TopQuadrant. “This award demonstrates our dedication to empowering organizations to meet the shifting challenges of today’s global economy by deploying agile applications that enable ‘creativity at the edge’ — allowing business stakeholders to directly participate in the creation and evolution of the applications they need in a fast, timely way.”

TopBraid Suite™ supports the complete semantic application development lifecycle. Users can rapidly assemble, deploy and manage dynamic ontology-driven applications built with the W3C Semantic Web standards, including RDF/S, OWL and SPARQL. The suite includes TopBraid Composer, a Semantic Web modeling and application development environment; TopBraid Composer Maestro Edition™, an extended version of Composer with additional capabilities such as SPARQLMotion for editing and executing visual data processing scripts; TopBraid Live™, an enterprise Semantic Web application platform; and TopBraid Ensemble™, a Semantic Web application assembly toolkit.

The winners of the Trend-Setting Products of 2009 are featured in the September issue of KMWorld Magazine, which is available online at

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About TopQuadrant

TopQuadrant is the global leader in Semantic Web application development technology, solution services and training programs. Established in 2001 with the mission to enable enterprises to be agile through practical application of Semantic Web technologies, TopQuadrant offers TopBraid Suite, the only Semantic Web platform with a graphical application assembly toolkit and end-user customizable tools to discover, explore and visualize relevant data without programming. TopQuadrant’s Semantic Web applications enable enterprises to master the challenges of the global marketplace by becoming more agile, reducing costs and creating competitive business processes that easily adapt to change. The company’s customers include Fortune 1000 corporations in retail, pharmaceutical, financial services, medical/healthcare, manufacturing, and energy industries as well as government agencies in the areas of defense, intelligence and airspace. For more information, visit