We’ve been quite busy in the last few weeks with various updates and improvements related to the RDF graph database-as-a-service (DBaaS) on the S4 platform.
As of the beginning of November, customers can use the latest GraphDB 6.5.0 database, instantly available in the cloud via the AWS Marketplace, without the need for hardware or license provisioning and software installation. The GraphDB team has added various improvements and bugfixes to 6.5.0, such as:
The detailed changelog for GraphDB 6.5.0 is also available here.
A few important reminders regarding the self-managed GraphDB database in the AWS Cloud:
The fully-managed RDF graph database on S4 provided the option for developers to grant public read-only access to selected databases, so that 3rd party applications can easily access & reuse (Linked) Open Data sets without the need for API keys and authentication (which are required for any other access to the S4 services).
Recently we have improved this feature even further by making the public read-only access option more fine-grained, on the repository level (instead on the database level), so that developers can have within the same database both “public” and “private” datasets or knowledge graphs:
Note that even for repositories open to the public, the access is read-only, e.g. SPARQL queries or RESTful operations that can only read and query the data, but never modify or delete data.
As usual, we will gradually upgrade the instances of the fully-managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), running on the S4 platform, to the latest GraphDB engine 6.5.0. The developers who are using the fully-managed DBaaS on S4 will be able to use the improved RDF graph database, without any service interruptions and downtime.
If you haven’t already done so, get your free 5 day trial of the self-managed RDF graph database via the AWS Marketplace, or register a developer account for the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) and get your free fully managed RDF database-as-a-service!