Berlin SPARQL Benchmark (BSBM)
The SPARQL Query Language for RDF and the SPARQL Protocol for RDF
are implemented by a growing number of storage systems and are used
within enterprise and open web settings. As SPARQL is taken up by the
community there is a growing need for benchmarks to compare the
performance of storage systems that expose SPARQL endpoints via the
SPARQL protocol. Such systems include native RDF stores, Named Graph
stores, systems that map relational databases into RDF, and SPARQL
wrappers around other kinds of data sources.
The Berlin SPARQL Benchmark (BSBM) defines a suite of benchmarks for
comparing the performance of these systems across architectures. The
benchmark is built around an e-commerce use case in which a set of
products is offered by different vendors and consumers have posted
reviews about products. The benchmark query mix illustrates the search
and navigation pattern of a consumer looking for a product.
- 04/26/2013: Results of the April 2013 BSBM V3.1 Experiment released, benchmarking Virtuoso, BigOWLIM, BigData and Jena TDB with datasets ranging from 10 million to 150 billion (!) triples within the Explore and Business Intelligence use cases. See also blog post about the experiences made while conducting the experiment.
- 08/26/2011: Berlin SPARQL Benchmark (BSBM) Specification - V3.1 released.
- 08/21/2011: Peter Boncz released a call for participation in the BSBM V3.1 benchmark, which is part of the LOD2 benchmarking activities. The benchmark will be run on an impressive cluster consisting of 4880 cores and 12TB of memory.
- 02/22/2011: Results of the February 2011 BSBM V3 Experiment released, benchmarking Virtuoso, BigOWLIM, 4store, BigData and Jena TDB with 100 million and 200 million triples datasets within the Explore and Update use cases.
- 11/29/2010: Berlin SPARQL Benchmark (BSBM) Specification - V3.0 released.
- 11/30/2009: Results of the November 2009 BSBM V2 Experiment released, benchmarking Virtuoso, BigOWLIM and Jena TDB with 100 million and 200 million triples datasets.
- 04/16/2009: Additional data generator for producing Linked Data style named graph sets released by Olaf Hartig from
- 03/24/2009: Results of the March 2009 BSBM V2 Experiment released, benchmarking four RDF stores, two RDB-to-RDF wrappers and two SQL databases with datasets up to 100 million triples.
- 09/17/2008: Results from running BSBM Version 2 against three RDF stores, two RDB-to-RDF wrappers and two SQL databases released.
- 09/12/2008: Version 2 of the BSBM benchmark specification,
data generator and test driver released. The new version includes 2
additional benchmark queries, fine-tuned data generation rules, and a
relational representation of the dataset as well as a SQL version of
the query mix. Multi-threaded version of the test-driver in order to
simulate multiple clients simultaneously working against a server.
- 07/30/2008: Results from running BSBM Version 1 with 100 million triple datasets on Virtuoso and D2R Server added.
- 07/23/2008: New benchmark results for D2R Server added.
- 07/19/2008: Initial benchmark results for Virtuoso, Sesame and SDB published.
Please send comments and feedback about the benchmark to Chris Bizer and Andreas Schultz.
More information about benchmarking RDF stores is found at http://www.w3.org/wiki/RdfStoreBenchmarking