Category Archives: Blog

Data Storage: Approaches and Benchmark

The demand for efficient RDF storage technologies has grown steadily in recent years. This  is due to the increasing number of Linked Data datasets and applications exploiting Linked Data resources. In particular, a growing number of applications require RDF storage solutions capable of answering interactive SPARQL queries. Given the increasing number of solutions for RDF […]

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Benchmarking Versioning Systems with SPBv

There exist a number of storage benchmarks that test the ability of Linked Data systems to store and query data in an efficient way without addressing the management of data versions. To the best of our knowledge only a limited number of versioning systems (mostly academic) and benchmarks exist for storing versions and testing the […]

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Reaching the HOBBIT Community

One of the core aims of the HOBBIT project is the establishment of the HOBBIT association, which will continue the efforts commenced within HOBBIT even after the termination of the project. The association will aim to establish itself as a vendor-independent entity responsible for specifying benchmarks and benchmarking procedures, verifying and publishing results for software […]

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Industry-driven KPIs: The USU Perspective

USU AG is the European leader in IT-Service-Management software and one of only two suppliers worldwide, who are certified in all 16 ITIL®-processes [1]. IT service management (ITSM) refers to the entirety of activities that are performed by an organization to plan, design, deliver, operate and control information technology (IT) services [2]. For the later, control of […]

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HOBBIT: 15 months and counting

During the 3rd HOBBIT plenary meeting, which took place in Athens on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017, we summarized the current state of affairs. We have been working hard towards the project’s objectives. We are on schedule to: Organize five benchmarking challenges and obtain first results by Summer-Autumn 2017 Establish the HOBBIT association […]

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Industry-driven KPIs: The AGT Perspective

AGT is passionate about its unique analytics platform that converts data into business value across various industries and verticals. Our focus is on using innovative IoT technologies to complement and extend established value chains, for example in the sports and entertainment sector. We provide the opportunity to drive ideas from conception to products which are deployed […]

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Mimicking Twitter Data for Benchmark Generation

During the last decade, Twitter has become one of the most important microblogging services for online news and social networking on the Web with around 310 million monthly active users in March 2016. The increasing popularity of Twitter as a data source for a multitude of applications ranging from entity extraction to sentiment analysis around […]

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HOBBIT and IT Management: the TOMTOM perspective

TomTom is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. TomTom’s products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award-winning TomTom HD Traffic. The Traffic and Travel Information department is collecting […]

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HOBBIT @ Apache Big Data Europe 2016

Benchmarking for Big Data platforms is a topic of central importance for the adoption of these technologies in modern enterprises. Providing benchmarking platforms for evaluating the performance of frameworks and approaches objectively is thus a practice that will become ever more relevant over the next years. This is the core message that resulted from the […]

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