Let me introduce myself first. My name is Ivan Heibi, I am a researcher at the University of Bologna working at OpenCitations (directed by Silvio Peroni) as the responsible of the technical infrastructure.
We are currently facing a technical issue while managing our triplestore I wanted to share with you, hoping that maybe your expertise regarding similar issues might give us some new insights to help us deal with it. Thank you in advance for your time and support, here I will briefly explain you the issue.
Currently OpenCitations stores and maintain its data (citations and bibliographic metadata) in one big triplestore (JNL format) using the Blazegraph database. The size of the current JNL file has reached almost 1.5T, and this JNL file is regularly updated (almost every two months) with new triples (data regarding new citations). However, it seems that the current JNL file does not accept any further addition of data, yet its size and total number of triples (almost 8 billion) is less than the limits that Blazegraph states (50 billion). Therefore, any attempt to DATA LOAD additional triples to the JNL file makes the process hanging forever, with no effects on the triplestore.
We tried to LOAD new data into the JNL file using different properties when lanching the Blazegraph triplestore, yet all the tests we have tried gave us the same negative results.
Did you ever face a similar behaviour? are you aware of some limits that Blazegraph has (that we are ignoring)? What are the solutions you have adopted and suggest in order to deal with such issues (in case you have faced such problems)?
Thank you in advance for your support and help,
Have a nice day,
Ivan Heibi, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (DHARC),
Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies,
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Personal web site: ivanhb.it<http://ivanhb.it>
University web page: unibo.it/sitoweb/ivan.heibi2<https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/ivan.heibi2/>