SNB Interactive Part 2: Modeling Choices


​SNB Interactive is the wild frontier, with very few rules. This is necessary, among other reasons, because there is no standard property graph data model, and because the contestants support a broad mix of programming models, ranging from in-process APIs to declarative query.

In the case of Virtuoso, we have played with SQL and SPARQL implementations. For a fixed schema and well known workload, SQL will always win. The reason for this is that …

This post is the first in a series of blogs analyzing the LDBC Social Network Benchmark Interactive workload. This is written from the dual perspective of participating in the benchmark design and of building the OpenLink Virtuoso implementation of same.

With two implementations of SNB interactive at four different scales, we can take a first look at what the benchmark is really about. The hallmark of a benchmark implementation is that its …