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RE: Sesame 1.0 released!

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 11:58:35 -0500
To: "'Jeen Broekstra'" <jeen@aduna.biz>, <sesame-interest@lists.sourceforge.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <Swap@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>, <ontoweb-list@informatik.uibk.ac.at>
Message-Id: <20040325165722.42AFCA0BA7@frink.w3.org>

Jeen,

Is there any reason why Sesame doesn't use JDBC or ODBC for its SQL backend
connectivity? I struggle to see the value is scoping this strictly to Oracle
or MySQL when this product should be DBMS agnostic.

Kingsley Idehen
OpenLink Software
http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen/ 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org [mailto:www-rdf-interest-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jeen Broekstra
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:27 AM
> To: sesame-interest@lists.sourceforge.net
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; Swap@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de; ontoweb-
> list@informatik.uibk.ac.at
> Subject: ANN: Sesame 1.0 released!
> 
> 
> 
> [apologies if you receive multiple copies]
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> It is with great pleasure that we are finally able to announce the
> release of Sesame 1.0.
> 
> Sesame 1.0 is a stable, high-capacity, flexible platform for storing,
> querying, and manipulating RDF and RDF Schema. Its main features include:
> 
>   - Runs on any Java 1.4 enabled platform.
>   - Multiple backends: in-memory, RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle).
>   - Highly scalable.
>   - SeRQL query and transformation language.
>   - RQL and RDQL query languages.
>   - Rio RDF parser: fast parsing and writing of RDF/XML, N-Triples and
>     N3.
>   - Stable high level access API allows easy, flexible integration in
>     existing projects.
>   - Flexible connectivity through direct Java access, RMI, or HTTP.
>   - Inferencing support for RDF and RDFS semantics.
>   - Easy to use Web interface.
>   - Customizable inferencer for domain-specific entailments.
>   - Ontology Management Module:
>      - change tracking
>      - fine-grained security
> 
> Sesame is open source software, distributed under the LGPL license.
> More information, including download links and full documentation, can
> be found at the Sesame community website:
> 
>    http://www.openrdf.org/
> 
> 
> We also wish to extend our thanks to the NLnet Foundation, OntoText,
> the On-To-Knowledge and SWAP EU IST projects, and all of the
> developers and users of Sesame who have made it possible to reach this
> important milestone.
> 
> 
> Jeen Broekstra and Arjohn Kampman, Aduna
> Damyan Ognyanoff, OntoText
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 25 March 2004 12:44:36 UTC

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