Cherry Olive, the unified data management specialists, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ontology Systems, the semantic search company for structured enterprise application data.
Johann Evans, chief technical officer (CTO) of Cherry Olive, said his company’s role would be to “assist Ontology with the integration and deployment of their solutions”.

“It is a perfect fit and we believe this partnership provides us with an edge in a fast growing, and vitally important market place – the ability to find accurate and meaningful data amongst a sea of data when you need it, and turn it into intelligent information.”

Ontology recently launched Ontology 4, the semantic search platform that replaces traditional data integration approaches.
Benedict Enweani, CEO and founder at Ontology Systems, says the company has a philosophy of “search, don’t integrate”. This is achieved by applying the power, simplicity and semantic search to gain insight into all enterprise application data replacing traditional data integration.

By incorporating unstructured as well as structured application data, the solution enables businesses to search and link applications, databases, files, spreadsheets and ad-hoc data from anywhere across the enterprise; without the cost and risk of integration and deliver solutions in record time.

“Today, the Holy Grail for enterprises across the globe is a ‘360 degree view of their business through their data’, and like the Holy Grail itself, this 360 view has eluded most businesses,” says Enweani. “The real-world constraints of risky, painful, expensive data integration projects simply kill most attempts to unify business entities across the enterprise.”

Says Cherry Olive’s Evans: “We, as strategic partners in South Africa, will be providing the implementation side of the equation. This is our value add for Ontology –and we believe there are massive business opportunities for this solution.

“The era of big data is here and companies are finding it harder and harder to cope. This is one way of coping – and it provides a way to work through all the data ‘noise’ out there and find intelligent data that can be leveraged to the advantage of the company.”