We are excited to share various updates and news related to the Cloud version of our RDF graph database, GraphDB™!
As of September 7th, customers can enjoy the latest and improved GraphDB database, instantly available on the AWS cloud, without the need for hardware and license provisioning. As always, GraphDB is available on a pay-per-use basis, where developers pay-per-hour of database usage. There are no one-time charges or subscriptions, and developers can stop the database at any time.
The latest version 6.4.2 includes several important improvements, such as:
The self-managed database documentation contains details on configuring the GraphDB database on the AWS cloud.
Developers can now use GraphDB on AWS for 5 days without any hourly charges. This ensures that developers will be able to setup and configure GraphDB in the Cloud and import data, before they start paying for actual usage.
The “Upgrading the GraphDB Product” section of the Self-managed database documentation now includes details on how developers can upgrade from one version of the product on the AWS Marketplace, to a newer one, so that all data and configuration settings are properly preserved.
In summary, the migration process includes these simple steps:
Versions 6.4.x of GraphDB include a completely redesigned and improved GraphDB Workbench – the web based tool for managing GraphDB databases.
As a reminder, your GraphDB Workbench will be up and running at http://:8080/graphdb on the EC2 instance where you deploy GraphDB.
GraphDB Fundamentals is series of nine YouTube videos that will accompany developers new to Semantic Technology, with their first steps of using an RDF graph database. The video series cover topics such as:
Of course the GraphDB running on the AWS cloud has its own specifics: the installation is taken care of (you just deploy a pre-bundled AMI) and the configuration has to take care of some AWS specifics such as EC2 instances and EBS volumes. All these details are covered in the self-managed database documentation.
In addition to the self-managed GraphDB database in the Cloud, where users are in control of deploying, configuring and managing the graph database, our Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) platform also provides a fully-managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) where all details related to provisioning, upgrades, configuration and operations are taken care of on behalf of the users. The fully-managed database is running in the Cloud 24/7 and accessible via simple RESTful APIs.
We have started the migration of the DBaaS to the latest GraphDB 6.4.2 and soon S4 users will be able to enjoy a faster and improved RDF graph database.
If you haven’t already done so, register for a free developer account for the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4), take a look at the developer’s documentation, configure your own RDF graph database in the Cloud and start building smart data prototypes with RDF and SPARQL!