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From Andy Seaborne <>
Subject Re: Mulgara: dessert topping or floor wax?
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:45:07 GMT

On 09/12/10 17:24, Benson Margulies wrote:
> Folks,
> We did an evaluation of tuple stores and developed a tentative
> fondness for Mulgara. Due to issues with the baroque way in which it
> is packaged, I'm having doubts. So I thought it was a good time to ask
> you all what you think. The goal here is to store and query a lot of
> tuples organized as a lot of graphs.
> --benson

(Obviously I'm biased :-)

There is a new Jena-based database/server that is trying to be easier to 


It comes packaged with TDB for the database (SDB is also possible).

It is SPARQL 1.1 -- query, update and HTTP update.  There are some 
command line scripts to drive it and some web pages as well.  If you are 
loading a lot of data (10's millions of quads), it would be better to 
bulk load TDB offline.

It support RDF datasets so it has many-graph support.

Download the zip file:


Do note that its very new and although it reuses a lot of mature code 
from Joseki, I can't guarantee it's as stable.

It would be helpful to know what you liked about Mulgara.  Its good to 
learn what makes for ease-of-use.


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