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This page overviews a design and specific suggestions for Wikidata SPARQL query testing. These tests will be useful to evaluate Blazegraph backend alternatives and to establish a new SPARQL benchmark for the industry.


  • Definition of one or more data sets
  • Definition of specific INSERT, DELETE, CONSTRUCT and SELECT queries for performance and capabilities analysis
  • Definition of read/write workloads for stress testing

Testing Specific Updates and Queries

Address different query and update patterns, including a variety of SPARQL features (such as FILTER, OPTIONAL, GROUP BY, ...), federation, geospatial analysis, support for label, GAS, sampling and MediaWiki "services", and more

Workload Testing


Background on SPARQL Benchmarks

The W3C maintains a web page on RDF Store Benchmarks. Here is background on a few of these (listed in alphabetical order) whose designs provided insights used in the work above.

In addition, several papers were informative: