Hi Ravi,

Yeah, if you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the first link
( in the search results that
Stefano included.

A big question is if you're going to need reasoning capabilities. If
that's the case, you'll probably want to look at the first 3 in that
list (Allegro from Franz, BigOWLIM from Ontotext, and Virtuoso from
OpenLink). These are kinda the big 3 in terms of addressing the
reasoning, large scalability, and performance issues....

If you don't really need the built-in reasoning or have huge needs in
scalability/performance , I'd really recommend having a look at
For RDF capabilities, you'll probably need to use the TinkerPop Sail
implementation ( check out this blog post => ) .
TinkerPop has a pretty good community around it and Neo4j has an
excellent community. The setup is fairly easy, although the Sail stuff
does have a learning curve. Performance seems very good, and using
TinkerPop/Neo4j is great because it offers a variety of querying
options. That all said, I've found performance for  triple stores can
be really hard to measure, since how you store your data and how
you're querying can make all the often it's not the
software, but the way the data model has been designed..

good luck!

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Stefano Bargioni <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Maybe a G search can help to find comparisons:
> The result includes your post... added 8 minutes ago.
> Stefano
> On 29/mag/2012, at 09.12, Ravi Shankar wrote:
>> We (DLSS at Stanford Libraries) are planning to use a triple store for storing and retrieving annotations (in RDF) on digital objects. We are currently looking at open-source triple stores such as 4store, Virtuoso, Jena SDB and Mulgara. Are you currently using a triple store or contemplating on using one? How would you evaluate 'your' triple store along the lines of 1) ease of setup, 2) scalability, 3) query performance, 3) bulk load performance, 4) access api, 5) documentation and 6) community support?
>> Highly appreciate your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
>> Thanks,
>> Ravi Shankar
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