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Meronymy SPARQL Database Server To Debut With Emphasis on High Performance

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Meronymy SPARQL Database Server To Debut With Emphasis on High Performance

From the post:

Coming in June from start-up Meronymy is a new RDF enterprise database management system, the Meronymy SPARQL Database Server. The company, founded by Inge Henriksen, began life because of the need he saw for a high-performance and more scalable RDF database server.

The idea to focus on a database server exclusively oriented to Linked Data and the Semantic Web came as a result of Henriksen’s work over the last decade as an IT consultant implementing many semantic solutions for customers in sectors such as government and education. “One issue that always came up was performance,” he explains, especially when performing more advanced SPARQL queries against triple stores using filters, for example.

“Once the data reached a certain size, which it often did very quickly, the size of the data became unmanageable and we had to fall back on caching and the like to resolve these performance issues.” The problem there is that caching isn’t compatible with situations where there is a need for real-time data.

A closed beta is due out soon. Register at Meronymy.