Chapter One

Introduction

Abstract

This chapter motivates the importance of RDF data management through the Big Data and Web of Data/Semantic Web phenomena. It also provides some insights of existing RDF stores and presents the dimensions used in this book to compare these systems.

Keywords

RDF
Web of Data
Semantic Web
Big Data
Data management
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