Re: Sesame vs. Jena?

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 10:39:54 -0700

Arjohn Kampman wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>>> Dear list,
>>> I'm under the impression that Simile projects use or have used both
>>> the Sesame and Jena frameworks. I'm in a discussion about the
>>> relative benefits of both frameworks. I'm curious about your
>>> experiences. In the context of Longwell and Piggybank and Semantic
>>> Bank, what are the strengths and weaknesses of both APIs? Are your
>>> experiences documented anywhere?
>> The topic is complex and the feelings to hurt are many :-) so my
>> diplomatic side would say "they both do their job well".
> We can handle it ;-)
> Seriously, one of the faster to ways to progress is to get criticized
> for the things that are "not so good". All feedback is welcome, either
> on- or off-list.

Vineet and I will start working on a "triple store shootout" real soon
now (as soon as Piggy Bank 2.1.0 is released)

The results will hopefully be easily reproducible by others (on other
platforms/machine combinations) and easily comparable (I'm not a fan of
absolute performance evaluations, relative ones are much more useful,
IMO) and we'll make everything publicly available, hoping to help point
out weaknesses and strengths of the various triple stores.

(and to show us and our users where the scalability walls are and how to
route around them, especially with real life data).

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Mon Sep 26 2005 - 17:35:04 EDT

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