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Tutorial on SPARQL Querying Benchmarks
October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
By Muhammad Saleem, Ricardo Usbeck, Michael Roder and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo.
Benchmarking is indispensable when aiming to assess technologies with respect to their suitability for given tasks. The importance of SPARQL queries for Linked Data management has led to the development of several benchmarks that allow assessing the performance of SPARQL query processing systems. This tutorial will explore the different benchmarks used for SPARQL query processing over Linked Data. In particular, we will focus on the design, key features, evaluation setup, and pros and cons of the benchmarks used to evaluate the performance of triple stores and federated SPARQL query engines. State-of-the-art triple stores and federated SPARQL benchmarks will be practically demonstrated with examples along with hands-on experience and exercises to be carried out by the participants. By the end of the tutorial, participants will obtain hands-on knowledge of the triple stores and federated SPARQL querying benchmarks, understand the main differences between state-of-the-art systems and benchmarks, and be able to pick the right benchmark based on their pros and cons and the use-case scenario.