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RDF4J 5.0.0 Released

Fri, Jun 21, 2024
balloons We are very excited to announce the release of RDF4J 5.0.0!

RDF4J 5.0.0 is a major release of the RDF4J framework with many new features and improvements.

Highlights include:

  • JSON-LD 1.1 support
  • Many improvements to FedX
  • Improved SHACL validation with support for sh:closed and pairwise validation
  • Stability and performance improvements to the LmdbStore
  • Upgrade of MapDB
    • More queries with intermediary results are no longer limited by RAM/java heap but disk space available

For more details, including instruction on how to upgrade, see the release notes.


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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