Updating the content of RDF documents has always been tricky due to the very nature of RDF – no fixed schema and no standard notion for management of multi-document graphs. GraphDB 9.10 aims to solve this by introducing smart updates using server-side SPARQL templates.
Modern business has an ever increasing need of integrating data coming from multiple and diverse systems. Direct updates can be cumbersome as they may need verbose code specific to an application and client, and every update, no matter how small or big, needs to be a transaction.
GraphDB’s open-source Kafka Sink connector, which supports smart updates with SPARQL templates, solves this issue by reducing the amount of code needed to perform an update, and decentralizing the update transport mechanism in way that allows the system to grow and handle multiple frequent updates with ease.