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Rdf4j 3.0.0 Released

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the release of rdf4j 3.0.0.

Rdf4j 3.0 is a major new release of the rdf4j framework. Highlights include:

  • Major improvements to the SHACL Sail
  • Cleanup of core APIs (removing deprecated and obsolete code)
  • Preparing rdf4j for Java 11/12 compatibility
  • Rdf4j Server / Workbench upgrade to Servlet API 3.1
  • Performance improvements to Models.isomorphic(…), to SPIN and to transaction handling in general

Rdf4j 3.0 contains several backward incompatible changes, the release and upgrade notes give more details on how to upgrade safely.

For a full overview of what has been fixed in 3.0, see the issue tracker.


Eclipse RDF4J™ is a powerful Java framework for processing and handling RDF data. This includes creating, parsing, scalable storage, reasoning and querying with RDF and Linked Data. It offers an easy-to-use API that can be connected to all leading RDF database solutions. It allows you to connect with SPARQL endpoints and create applications that leverage the power of linked data and Semantic Web.

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