Last week the EU confirmed the start of the Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC). According to the article, “The main objective of LDBC is the development of benchmarks for the emerging field of RDF and graph data management systems, as well as to spur industry cooperation around such benchmarks. This new council of database software vendors and academics will establish benchmarks and publish benchmark results that will make the properties of RDF and graph data management systems insightful. The LDBC audience includes IT professionals interested in using these emerging technologies, researchers in both the database and semantic web research communities, and data management technology vendors.”
The article continues, “The outcomes of the LDBC project will be (i) a set of benchmarks that will span four technical expertise areas: complex query execution, transactionality in graphs, RDF inference and RDF support for ETL/data integration, and (ii) the creation of an industry-supported LDBC organization that will outlive the EU project, and which ultimately aims to include the entire set of RDF and graph database vendors. The LDBC also engages users of graph and RDF data management technology in its Technical User Community (TUC); where users have the opportunity to interact with the LDBC in order to make sure their experiences and needs find their way into LDBC benchmarks.”
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