Information about how the LDBC organization works
The Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC) is an industry effort to establish relevant and accepted benchmarks for software that manages graph-shaped data (among which RDF data). Industry involvement in the creation of benchmarks allows to put the needed resources in the development, maintenance and evaluation of software benchmarks, which is labor-intensive. Further, industry involvement allows insights in the real workloads of users of graph data management software - e.g. datasets and query logs provided by customers- to be used during the development of benchmarks, so the benchmarks better reflect real situations and needs. Finally, it is important that benchmarks are accepted by industry so that the main products in the graph data management software space obtain benchmark evaluations performed by the software vendor. An industry council is in a good position to achieve these objectives. This does not mean to say LDBC is restricted to commercial software vendors only: non-profit organizations and even individuals can also become members.
On these pages, we provide information on the LDBC organization and it members, inclusive information on how to become a member.