Semantics in a Nutshell

Anzo in a Nutshell: What's Your Most Memorable Meal?

That simple question undoubtedly brought a flood of memories to your mind: who you were with, where you were, what you ate, why you were there, what happened before, during and after, etc.

Your brain immediately connected a multitude of independent "facts" to assemble the picture of your most memorable meal. That, in a nutshell, explains how semantic technology works.

First, it establishes a secure fabric made up of all the "facts" in an enterprise's universe of data. That includes every scrap of digital information reachable in the enterprise's network: databases, emails, documents, spreadsheets, etc.

Each of these facts includes information that links it to related facts. Those links enable the quick assembly of answers drawn from smart data lakes or an enterprise data fabric.

It's comparable to the process our brains go through to answer the memorable meal question. That answer might have started with swordfish, which linked to Maxim's, which linked to New Year's Eve, and so on to form the memory.

Furthermore, we consciously or otherwise ask ourselves follow-up questions to flesh out the memory: What was the wine, what were we wearing, what was the conversation, who else did we see, etc.

Every related fact deepens the picture and leads to other trains of thought.

Similarly, the answers you get to your initial queries very often lead to other questions and avenues of exploration. Powered by semantics technology, Anzo enables you to get answers to any question you can think of, at will and on the fly. It automatically generates and executes the code necessary to identify, assemble and deliver the answer back to you—directly and with no need for IT support, intervention or delay.

And that, in another nutshell, is why major companies embrace Anzo. It gives you the direct power to access what you need to know, when you need to know it, even when you're not initially sure where your investigation might lead.