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Re: Triple stores as services?

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 01:03:23 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0710161603k12def510t44c163129ba737a6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Norman Gray" <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, "Ian Davis" <Ian.Davis@talis.com>
Cc: "Semantic web list" <semantic-web@w3.org>

On 16/10/2007, Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>
> Greetings.

Hi Norman!

> Are there any triple stores available as online services?

As c. suggested, there's the Talis Platform. We recently started an
Early Access programme, I'll ask Ian to set up an account for you to
play with. (Same goes for anyone else that might be interested - mail
me).

Background:
http://talis.com/platform

In-progress docs:
http://n2.talis.com/
http://n2.talis.com/wiki/Platform_FAQ

> There are a few services which let you store data online, to take
> away the hassle of setting up and maintaining your own hardware and
> database interfaces; Amazon S3 is a well-known example (though it's
> not SQL, of course).  Does anyone know of a similar thing providing a
> SPARQL endpoint?

Just so - the Platform supports content & (meta)data, accessed through
HTTP-based interfaces, including SPARQL.

> The reason I ask is that I'm involved in a project which will want to
> be exposing of order 10^6 triples to the web, and a colleague
> suggested that there's a category of hassle we could potentially
> avoid if we could give someone (a little!) money to look after this
> in some corner of their vast disk farm.

I honestly don't know offhand what kind of scale is currently
supported, but 10^6 triples doesn't sound excessive. There's a lot of
infrastructure being put in place as dedicated Semantic Web-oriented
storage, bit more focussed than a corner of a vast disk farm :-)

> Or is the semantic web not a commodity yet?

Getting there...

Cheers,
Danny.

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http://dannyayers.com
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