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RDF4J 3.3.0 is a minor release that is backward compatible with previous RDF4J releases.


  • A new mechanism for providing per-transaction configuration settings is now available in the Repository and SAIL APIs. Currently used by the ShaclSail.
  • The ShaclSail now supports sh:inversePath (limited to single predicates) and sh:hasValue.
  • Custom SPARQL functions now allow inspection of the triplestore state during evaluation.
  • Improved query plan rendering.
  • Utility functions for working with RDF Containers (Alt, Bag, Seq) added.
  • Experimental support for various new SHACL features (DASH and RSX)
  • Elasticsearch, Lucene and Solr upgrades
  • Support for Java 13 and 14
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

For a complete overview, see all issues fixed in 3.3.0.

Upgrade notes

This release is binary compatible with previous releases.

RDF4J 3.1.x and 3.2.x implicitly included the jackson-core, jackson-databind and jackson-annotations dependencies when using the rdf4j-rio-api maven artifact. In version 3.3.0, these dependencies are explicitly excluded. Projects relying on this unintended behavior should check if they need to add these jackson dependencies to their build files.


This release was made possible by contributions from Andreas Schwarte, Bart Hanssens, Elad Shaked, Gaurav Aggarwal, Gauri Bhatanagar, Håvard M. Ottestad, Jeen Broekstra, Navdha Agarwal, Pavel Mihailov, Prince Sachdeva, Raghav Rathi, Reeshabh Kumar Ranjan, Sakshi Saini, and Shubhi Jain.


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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