The Networker is a cloud-based platform to connect data and curate data coming from multiple, diverse sources. It can also be used as a standalone, brainstorming application.
The teams using the Networker are regaining control over their data. They gain flexibility and freedom to make data as precise as need to be be, regardless of the schemas used in the original data sources.
The Networker can typically be used as upgrade to an information infrastructure when data needs to be refactored because it has become less precise or relevant over the years. When flexibility becomes an absolute requirement, the Networker can be used as an add-on layer in existing IT infrastructures. This can significantly reduce the cost of upgrading the IT infrastructure, because flexibility in the data structures mean that data can last much, much longer.
The Networker combines a powerful, stable core technology and customized plug-ins created to accommodate a variety of import and export data models.
Subject Matter Experts do not need to acquire new IT technical skills when they use the Networker to connect their data. They can concentrate immediately of what their data mean, and express it in the way that makes sense in their own context.
Programmers do not need to learn new languages. The data can be imported and exported via a RESTful interface made available through a simple API, using the full power of software language libraries.
Infoloom provides the service of importing and exporting data sets. Alternately, it also provides training to write import, export, and query scripts, and integrate the Networker as a component within a company's software infrastructure.
Our customers have exclusive access to a dedicated server.
Live Datastream Injection
Import scripts can be customized to accept a number of predefined data structures, and can be launched to update information as it evolves.
Editable, visual local graph
Editing can be done using a graph interface showing up to 3 degrees of separation, in addition to a classic, familiar, web form-based interface.
Unconstrained by default
Relationships can be created to non-existing topics, and relation semantics can be created on the fly. A setting is available to impose constraints, for environments where information must be fully controlled.
Metadata as data
As metadata is considered as "normal" data, it can be edited and re-assigned as needed. This flexibility enables the integration of diverse sources, even when they are using a different set of metadata.
Taxonomy within the graph
Hierarchical relationships are considered just one particular type. Although the interface provides specific features to facilitate the handling of taxonomies, the data can be moved in and out from strict hierarchical relationships.
Relationships as nodes
Any relationship automatically gets a node attached to it, which can be used to connect any specific instance relationship as if it were a regular topic. Unlimited levels of nesting are available.