patent-pending VDB (Virtual Data Base) technology makes segments of the
Web appear like a global relational database system rather than a global
file system. In so doing, the disparate organizations and vocabularies
of different Web sites are integrated, thus presenting a unified and standard
SQL — Structured Query Language — interface to the Web. Junglee
deploys VDB technology on the Internet and Intranets as the means to solve
the problem of research and location of targeted, relevant information
within any domain.
Personalized Advisors and Locators (PALs)
PALs provide database query capability for large numbers of web sites that
can be assimilated into powerful vertical knowledge sites. The PAL concept
focuses on commerce domains such as jobs,
apartments, real estate, computer purchase, and others where quick access
to decision support information facilitates transactions. The Internet
has the potential to dramatically transform commerce. Yet few today use
the Internet for commerce. A major reason is there is little support for
crucial components of the buying process — researching an item and locating
suitable suppliers. Research and location on the Internet today are inefficient
and tedious tasks that involve visiting numerous Web sites.
PALs empower consumers by providing them with comprehensive and personalized
market knowledge at the click of a button. For example, a user can now
ask to see listings for marketing jobs that are within 50 miles of San
Francisco in an area with median apartment rent less than $1,000 without
visiting numerous Web sites, thus saving the user many hours of his/her
VDB technology acquires job information from scores of web sites and/or
information feeds. It joins the data with value-add tables such as census
data and facilitates SQL queries that find records based on relevant information
not necessarily found in the record!
Each PAL encompasses a common commercial activity such as real estate,
automobiles, employment and others. Junglee's
PALs will cover the gamut of commercial activities, potentially positioning
customer solutions based on Junglee
PALs as the entry points of choice for commercial activities on the Web.
intends to license VDB engines and develop PALs for companies that are
established in different vertical markets. Over time, these commerce PALs
may become contiguous realms of commerce allowing individuals to enter
at any point and move easily to any other.