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Monday, September 28 • 15:00 - 15:50
A Tale of Two Graphs: Property Graphs and RDF - Andy Seaborne and Paolo Castagna, Cloudera

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Property Graphs and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) are both graph data models. Property Graphs originated with data practitioners while RDF was developed at W3C as an information model for the web. Both graph data models are "schema-neutral", there is no rigid organization of data up-front. Applications decide which part of the data graph to use and how to view it. New data and new applications can be introduced at any time without disturbing existing usage.

In this talk we will introduce both data models and look at some uses to show where they are (and are not) used. We will look at contrasting features of the data models by looking at use cases.

We will then look at two systems, Apache Spark/GraphX, for property graphs, and Apache Jena, for RDF databases, and how they deal with graph structure and how they can scale to big data.

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Paolo Castagna

Systems Engineer, Cloudera
Paolo works as a Systems Engineer at Cloudera (EMEA). Before joining Cloudera he worked at HP Labs. Paolo is a PMC member and committer of the Apache Jena project (http://jena.apache.org/), 'addicted' to data (mostly RDF or graph shaped datasets).
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Andy Seaborne

Andy works on infrastructure for linked data graph systems. He was lead editor for SRARQL, the RDF Query Language. Andy developed the ARQ query engine which is released as part of Apache Jena where he is a committer. He has spoken at conferences and at developer events about linked data and RDF. Andy has given tutorials on SPARQL at the International Semantic Web Conference (invited), at the Semantic technologies Conference and teaches courses on... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2015 15:00 - 15:50

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