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Neo4j 3.5, AWS IAM, and Amazon Neptune RDF Support Enhances Data Access and Enterprise Security

Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3 Enhancements Include Connector Customization, Model-Based Engineering Graphics, and Graph Database Browser Support for JanusGraph, Stardog and AWS IAM

Berkeley, CA, May 1, 2019—Tom Sawyer Software, the global leader in graph and data visualization and analysis technology, announces the release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3.

Model-Based Engineering customers in aerospace, automotive, and consumer products are excited about powerful enhancements in this release. Customers now have more options for port placement and labeling in complex diagrams and enterprise customers can edit and save diagrams on the web.


Data Access and Security Enhancements for Enterprise Customers

AWS IAM, Amazon Neptune RDF, and Neo4j 3.5 Support, Save to Amazon Neptune, JanusGraph, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, OrientDB, Apache TinkerPop, and Enhanced Connectors Available in Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3

For enterprise graph database customers, this release adds support for Neo4j 3.5, Amazon Neptune RDF, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, and Apache TinkerPop 3.4. Customers can also save directly to Amazon Neptune, JanusGraph, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, OrientDB, and Apache TinkerPop as well as Neo4j data sources.

To support our Amazon Neptune customers, this release features AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Now customers can use AWS IAM to authenticate their instance or cluster when using Tom Sawyer Perspectives. Amazon Neptune users can now connect with and query Amazon Neptune databases as a SPARQL endpoint with RDF.

Additionally, Tom Sawyer Graph Database Browser enhances enterprise data security and access with support for AWS IAM, JanusGraph, and Stardog. This release improves performance with Neptune data sources by up to 20 times and TinkerPop data sources by up to 5 times. We’ve also made it easier for non-technical users to query their graph database with query autocomplete and syntax highlighting for Gremlin and Cypher queries.

"We are focused on helping enterprise customers solve complex problems with enhanced data access and more sophisticated and rapid customization of diagrams," said Brendan Madden, Chief Executive of Tom Sawyer Software. "Our Model-Based Engineering customers are excited about the enhanced node growth model, connector constraints, connector label rotation, left-to-right hierarchical layout, and drawing element coloring that enables greater customization in this release."


RDF Schema Extraction and Save to Amazon Neptune and Apache TinkerPop

Schema Extraction for RDF and Save to Amazon Neptune, Apache TinkerPop, and  JanusGraph, Cosmos DB, and OrientDB, Available in Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3

Graph and Data Visualization customers are excited to see support for AWS IAM, Amazon Neptune RDF, Neo4j 3.5, and Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB. This release adds RDF schema extraction support for Stardog, Amazon Neptune, and structured text data sources, including CSV files. In addition, developers can create applications with the ability to edit Amazon Neptune, JanusGraph, Microsoft Azure Cosmos, OrientDB, and Apache TinkerPop—as well as Neo4j graph databases.

Multiple customization and performance improvements will allow customers to create custom drawings faster. Support for a node growth model allows nodes to grow as needed to comfortably fit the connector labels within. Improvements have been made in the placement of newly imported nodes within an existing drawing. Our new connector enhancement allows customers to rotate connector labels and control the placement and order of connectors. Improved filtering framework allows all views to update more quickly.


Model-Based Engineering Adds Graphics Enhancements and More Customization

MBSE Drawings Can Be Customized with Element Coloring and Left-to-Right Hierarchical Layout in Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3

For Model-Based Engineering customers, the user can apply node and port constraints for diagrams with special requirements. And we’ve made enhancements that include left-to-right hierarchical layout and drawing element coloring options for nodes and ports. Engineers can now show or hide selected elements of SysML diagrams to create cleaner drawings. Meanwhile, web-based users can save element placement changes and restore that placement when opening SysML diagrams later. To try a free demonstration, click here.

Business Process customers are now empowered to store processes in a graph database, which can provide improved response time and allow for improved scalability as the underlying process data sets get larger.

Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.3 offers new and enhanced functionality including:

These features are now available in the production release. For more details, please see the Release Notes. To try a free demonstration, click here.

Contact us for more details and to learn why leading global organizations such as Airbus, General Electric, IBM, JPL, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, and Toyota rely on Tom Sawyer Software for mission-critical solutions.

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Deborah Baron
Vice President of Marketing
Tom Sawyer Software

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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