Hi All,

I've begun talking to folks I work with about the SW and its several virtues. Given how new I am to this realm, I'm probably not doing a very good job.

Can you point me to a list of businesses that are known to make use of SW technology? I am somewhat aware of the several RDF store/SPARQL engine vendors (open source and commercial). But I might be able to make a more compelling case by pointing to, say, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and saying to my peers, "Ya see; they use this technology!"

Thank you.


asked 26 Oct '12, 18:11

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Yeah, it isn't difficult to find providers of SW technology. What's more difficult is to find "normal" users. I would really be interested in a list of companies who tell us: "Yes, we use!"

(27 Oct '12, 07:58) Michael Schn... ♦ Michael%20Schneider's gravatar image

One good way to find out who uses "this stuff" is to actually look at the client portfolios of some of the technology vendors. Ontotext, for example, gives quite a good overview of some of their customer projects, broken down by industry, as well as a list of success stories (disclosure: I work for Ontotext).

Other companies to check out for portfolio info are OpenLink, FluidOps, Talis, TopQuadrant, Clark & Parsia, to name just a few (I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple of key ones here :)).

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It's not so hard to find out, there are already lots of companies using SW technologies, some of which are:

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answered 03 Nov '12, 11:35

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Fadirra, Zazi, and Hojoki: thanks very much for these links. Sorry re late reply, but had no Internet because of hurricane. Came on, after off almost a week, just a few minutes ago. -Saul

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