GraphPath recently revealed their plans to launch GraphOS, a decentralized operating system for Knowledge Graphs on the blockchain. GraphPath, the Knowledge-Graphs-as-a-service (KGaaS) providers that allow organizations to evolve from Big Data to Big Knowledge, will launch this venture which is said to be first of its kind.
Knowledge Graphs are essentially a way to organize data in an endless network of facts and relationships. It’s similar to Facebook’s ‘social graph’ but instead is about how knowledge is connected. In theory, you could use blockchain to create a knowledge graph, and in fact, that’s what the company claims to have now done. Google’s Knowledge Graph powers its search functions, and according to the company contains over 70 billion facts.
GraphOS will allow for a network of Knowledge Graphs to be safely and securely be interconnected via blockchain technology. Through this network, a wide array of participants, such as Knowledge Graph owners, data providers, knowledge experts, and data scientists will be able to transact with each other. GraphPath calls this ecosystem, a Graph Operating System, as it will manage all the resources necessary to run the Network, thereby the name GraphOS.
“As we thought about scaling GraphPath’s business from a few dozens to hundreds, or even thousands of customers, we identified an opportunity to complement our existing strategy with a Multisided Platform (MSP) approach. We envision an MSP in which a network of Knowledge Graphs can safely and securely be interconnected via blockchain technology, and where a wide array of participants, such as Knowledge Graph owners, data providers, knowledge experts, and data scientists can efficiently transact with each other. We call this ecosystem, a Graph Operating System, or GraphOS, as it will manage all the resources necessary to run the network.”
explained Demian Bellumio, CEO of GrapPath.
GraphPath has even created GraphOS Consortium which is aimed at developing GraphOS Protocol in a collaborative manner with a community of experts. Through the GraphOS Consortium, a group of executives from blockchain and a number of other industries will be collaborating in the development of a technological and economic framework for GraphOS.
The service provided by GraphPath is forward leaning and will become more relevant as time passes. One of the major challenges facing organizations today is in figuring out how to turn the wealth of information generated from big data into knowledge. Knowledge graph is a way to standardize data according to relevant business terms and models.