Iguana: A Generic Framework for Benchmarking the Read-Write Performance of Triple Stores

  • Felix Conrads
  • Jens Lehmann
  • Muhammad Saleem
  • Mohamed Morsey
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10588)


The performance of triples stores is crucial for applications driven by RDF. Several benchmarks have been proposed that assess the performance of triple stores. However, no integrated benchmark-independent execution framework for these benchmarks has yet been provided. We propose a novel SPARQL benchmark execution framework called Iguana. Our framework complements benchmarks by providing an execution environment which can measure the performance of triple stores during data loading, data updates as well as under different loads and parallel requests. Moreover, it allows a uniform comparison of results on different benchmarks. We execute the FEASIBLE and DBPSB benchmarks using the Iguana framework and measure the performance of popular triple stores under updates and parallel user requests. We compare our results (See with state-of-the-art benchmarking results and show that our benchmark execution framework can unveil new insights pertaining to the performance of triple stores.


Benchmarking Triple stores SPARQL RDF Log analysis 



This work was supported by the project HOBBIT, which has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation action program (GA number 688227), and by the SAKE project (GA 01MD15006E) financed by the BMWI.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Conrads
    • 1
  • Jens Lehmann
    • 2
  • Muhammad Saleem
    • 1
  • Mohamed Morsey
    • 3
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Leipzig, AKSWLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAISBonnGermany
  3. 3.System and Network Engineering GroupUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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