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Summary of changes
27-Oct-2016 all
17-Oct-2016 gdbaas-as-a-service
  • the fully managed database has been upgraded to the latest GraphDB 7.1.
  • availability of the GraphDB Workbench as part of the Database-as-a-Service. Just copy the access URL from the Management Console in a new browser window
29-Sep-2016 RDF bulk-loading tool (CLI) added to addons
  • this command line utility facilitates loading of RDF data from big and/or many local files to the GraphDB service. Source code and binary distribution for download is available on GitHub.
02-Aug-2016 website and Knowledge Graphs
  • new tab for writing Knowledge Graphs queries and visualizing the results
15-Jul-2016 database-as-a-service
4-Jul-
2016
text analytics services 
23-Jun-2016
database-as-a-service
22-Jun-2016
news classifier service
07-Jun-2016
biomedical analytics service
23-May-2016
self-managed database
  • version 7.0.1 of the Free and Standard editions of GraphDB is now available in the Cloud via the AWS Marketplace. Check the Self Managed Database documentation for deployment & configuration details
16-May-2016
Twitter analytics service
  • updated Twitter Analytics service, with mappings of discovered entities in tweets to entities from the DBpedia knowledge graph
12-May-2016
sample code
11-May-2016
C# SDK
  • version 1.2.0 of the C# SDK with support for the image analytics in web pages (via the Imagga Image Tagging API)
10-May-2016
Java SDK
  • version 1.2.1 of the Java SDK with support for the image analytics in web pages (via the Imagga Image Tagging API)
09-May-2016
text analytics services
  • fixed an issue with the text analytics backend that caused crashes when processing some types of documents
05-May-2016
news analytics service
03-May-2016
self-managed database
  • version 6.6.5 of the Free and Standard editions of GraphDB is now available in the Cloud via the AWS Marketplace. Check the Self Managed Database documentation for deployment & configuration details
28-Apr-2016
biomedical analytics service
27-Apr-2016
news analytics service
  • fixed an issue with the text analytics infrastructure, that caused errors on large HTML documents with the News analytics service
25-Apr-2016
UIMA SDK
  • fixed a bug in the uimaFIT SDK that caused crashes on unknown annotation types
21-Apr-2016
UIMA Annotator
  • fixed a bug in the UIMA Annotator that caused crashes on unknown annotation types
14-Apr-2016
Java SDK
  • version 1.1.0 of the Java SDK with support for the News Classifier service
13-Apr-2016
C# SDK
  • version 1.1.0 of the C# SDK with support for the News Classifier service
12-Apr-2016
website & Management Console
  • new design for the S4 website and the Management Console
11-Apr-2016
Python SDK
31-Mar-2016 database-as-a-service
  • fixed a bug with the Management Console reporting only the number of explicit triples in the database, instead of the explicit+implicit triples
25-Mar-2016
news analytics service
  • fixed a bug in the News Analytics service which caused error responses when processing large HTML documents
26-Feb-2016
news analytics service
  • updated News Analytics service with various bugfixes and improvements
12-Feb-2016
database-as-a-service
  • database backup validation - after the nightly automated backups are finished, they tested for consistency & integrity on separate environment. If an abnormal situation is encountered, then the last valid backup is preserved, so that the database can still be restored to a previous point-in-time
26-Jan-2016
self-managed database
  • version 6.6.2 of the Free and Standard editions of GraphDB is now available in the Cloud via the AWS Marketplace. Check the Self Managed Database documentation for deployment & configuration details
06-Jan-2016
database-as-a-service upgrade
29-Dec-2015
self-managed database
22-Dec-2015
self-managed database upgrade
26-Nov-2015
database-as-a-service
  • all Micro instances of the RDF graph database-as-a-service were upgraded to free XS instances (up to 10M triples)
16-Nov-2015
documentation
  • various improvements of the sample code in various languages, based on developers' feedback
12-Nov-2015
documentation, SDK
  • Swagger description of the S4 APIs now available at http://swagger.s4.ontotext.com/ . The Swagger descriptors can be used to generate custom SDKs too (e.g. for Node JS)
10-Nov-2015
database-as-a-service
  • DBaaS related bugfixes
09-Nov-2015
database-as-a-service upgrade
03-Nov-2015
self-managed database
23-Oct-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • individual repositories in the fully managed DBaaS can now be configured for public read-only data access
12-Oct-2015
Python SDK
07-Oct-2015
Self-managed database documentation
  • the Self Managed Database documentation has been extended with a "Performance Tuning" section outlining the key configuration parameters that have impact on database performance, and the recommended settings based on the AWS instance type
06-Oct-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • database exports are now supported in various RDF formats. See the Fully Managed Database documentation for detais
02-Oct-2015
S4 Management Console
  • the Dashboard now provides information on the free quota used by the DBaaS (triples stored)
02-Oct-2015
S4 Management Console
  • user names are no longer case sensitive (on login)
  • e-mail address can be used for login as well
18-Sep-2015
database-as-a-service upgrade
17-Sep-2015
Python SDK
  • a new Python SDK is now available for the S4 text analytics services
15-Sep-2015 database-as-a-service improvements
  • backup & restore functionality. The S4 platform now automatically backs up the DBaaS daily and keeps up to 3 historical backups
14-Sep-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • improved stability of the fully-managed database-as-a-service
03-Sep-2015
Self-managed database
  • version 6.4.2 of GraphDB is now available in the Cloud via the AWS Marketplace. Migration/upgrade instructions are available in the "Upgrading the GraphDB Product" section of the documentation
27-Aug-2015
image tagging and categorisation
  • image tagging & categorisation functionality (via Imagga) integrated with the text analytics pipeline. Developers can now analyse both the text content and the images of a web page.
12-Aug-2015
documentation improvements
  • sample code improvements
    • sample code in various programming languages now includes examples for uploading & querying data from thefully managed DBaaS
    • new sample code in Ruby
31-Jul-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • context indices can now be enabled for a repository. Context indices (PCSO and PCOS) will speed up query evaluation when searching statements via their context identifier
30-Jul-2015
Self-managed database
  • version 6.3 of GraphDB is now available in the Cloud via the AWS Marketplace. Migration/upgrade instructions are available in the "Upgrading the GraphDB Product" section of the documentation.
29-Jul-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • the S4 status page now reports the status of the database-as-a-service layer as well
28-Jul-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • improved quota management for the DBaaS. If the number of triples stored in the database exceeds the free limit:
    • add/update statements will be rejected
    • read requests will be throttled
    • delete/clear requests will proceed as normal
27-Jul-2015
database-as-a-service improvements
  • direct access to the SYSTEM repository is now restricted. The REST methods for creating and configuring a repository should be used instead:
    • PUT on /repositories/<REPOSITORY>
    • PUT or GET on /settings/cache
24-Jul-2015
S4 Management Console
  • various improvements of the Management Console
    • the "REST Services" tab now provides endpoint information about the fully-managed (database-as-a-service) instances of the user
    • the "Databases" tab now provides the version of the GraphDB engine and the number of triples stored in the database*
    • "Databases" tab now provides information about the optional indices and the reasoning ruleset configured for the repository
22-Jul-2015
database-as-a-service upgrade
16-Jul-2015
performance improvement
  • fixed an issue which was causing HTTP 503 "Service Unavailable" responses when 100+ concurrent connections to the S4 services were opened from the same client host
15-Jul-2015
sample code
  • fixed a bug in the NodeJS sample code, which was causing problems with UTF encoded text data
14-Jul-2015
documentation improvements
  • based on user feedback, the fully managed database-as-a-service documentation was extended and improved:
    • added examples with using GraphDB Workbench to upload & query data
    • added examples (cURL, Java, Workbench) of adding data with SPARQL Update
    • simplified REST API documentation, now split in sections: managing repositories, CRUD, named graphs, namespaces & contexts, configuration
    • added a list of all content types for uploading/querying RDF data
    • minor corrections
30-Jun-2015
S4 Management Console
  • fixed an issue with the Dashboard page loading slowly
23-Jun-2015
Website & Management Console
  • fixed an issue on the website with mixed (secure/insecure) content
16-Jun-2015
S4 Management Console
  • fixed a bug in the UI which prevented API key pairs to be enabled/disabled
09-Jun-2015
S4 Management Console improvements
  • improved UI for the fully managed DBaaS. Now detailed information about all database repositories (such as the SPARQL endpoints) is listed as well
08-Jun-2015
Fully managed database-as-a-service improvements
  • improved REST interface for the fully managed DBaaS
    • fixed repository creation (now via a PUT on the /repositories/<REPOSITORY> resource level)
    • simplified DB configuration (now on the /settings resource level)
04-Jun-2015
Fully managed database-as-a-service improvements
  • increased query timeouts for the DBaaS to 300 seconds (was 60 seconds, which could cause timeouts on complex queries)
02-Jun-2015
Fully managed database-as-a-service improvements
  • fixed CORS support for the DBaaS endpoints. Now 3rd party RDF visualisation tools that require a CORS enabled SPARQL endpoint (such as GraphRover) will work seamlessly with the S4 DBaaS endpoints
14-May-2015
Fully managed database-as-a-service
  • a fully managed DBaaS of GraphDB is now available (public beta). Known issues:
    • automated backups are still not functional
    • automated data exports are still not functional
    • CORS support is not functional, so 3rd party applications expecting a CORS-enabled SPARQL endpoint may return errors
14-Apr-2015
Chrome extension
  • S4 text analytics services can now be accessed directly from the Chrome browser via the Chrome extension
08-Apr-2015
Firefox add-on for S4
  • v1.0.1 of the Firefox add-on for S4: now with access to the S4 News Classifier service and updated to the latest Firefox APIs
03-Apr-2015
S4 website improvements
  • several usability improvements of the S4 website
01-Apr-2015
News annotation service bugfix
  • fixed a problem with the News annotation service that (in rare cases) caused response timeouts for some documents being processed
23-Mar-2015
GATE plugin v1.1
17-Mar-2015
UIMA annotator and SDK v1.0
06-Feb-2015
documentation improvements
  • various bugfixes and improvements to the online documentation
05-Feb-2015
News Classifier service
03-Feb-2015
MS Word document format now supported as input
  • the text analytics services can now process MS Word documents as text input (MIME types application/msword, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document and application/rtf). See the examples on how to prepare a multi-part message with an MS Word document attachment
13-Jan-2015
S4 website improvements
  • several usability improvements of the S4 website
09-Jan-2015
Monthly usage report email bugfix
  • fixed an issue with the automated monthly usage report notifications. If a user has opted in for an automated monthly usage report then (s)he will receive the report via email during the 1st week of the next month
08-Jan-2015
documentation improvements
03-Jan-2015
S4 website redesign
22-Dec-2014
S4 Management Console improvements
  • the Reports section of the S4 Management Console now provides access to usage reports for up to 6 months back in time
13-Dec-2014
GraphDB on AWS Marketplace
  • GraphDB 6.1 is now available as a self-managed (hosted) database in the AWS cloud. Check out the documentation for more details on activating and configuring the GraphDB Cloud database
29-Oct-2014
C# SDK for S4
  • a new C# SDK is now available (including a NuGet package)
09-Oct-2014
Java SDK
  • the Java SDK is now available as a Maven artifact
03-Oct-2014
improved sample code
25-Sep-2014
improved sample code
19-Sep-2014
Forefox add-on for S4
  • S4 text analytics services can now be accessed directly from the Firefox browser via the Firefox add-on
18-Sep-2014
improved sample code
15-Sep-2014
GATE plugin for S4
  • S4 text analytics services can now be accessed directly from GATE via the GATE plugin
25-Aug-2014
Java SDK improvements
18-Aug-2014
system monitoring page
  • a status page now provides a summary of the uptime of various S4 services
18-Aug-2014
S4 management Console improvements
  • the Preferences page is now active. Currently only communication and notification preferences can be configured.
14-Aug-2014
Twitter analytics demo
  • a step-by-step guide for analysing tweets with S4 and visualising the results with the Google Charts API
30-Jul-2014
S4 Management Console improvements
  • the Dashboard page now provides a summary of the monthly usage of S4 services
25-Jul-2014 Improved error reporting
  • the RESTful services return more meaningful error messages
25-Jul-2014
SPARQL querying demo UI
  • the demo UI at the S4 website now allows for executing sample SPARQL queries against DBpedia, Freebase and GeoNames
23-Jul-2014
S4 Management Console improvements
  • fixed an issue with the S4 Management Console on low resolution (phone) screens
18-Jul-2014
S4 Management Console improvements
  • password reset functionality added to the S4 Management Console
  • minor look & feel improvements
10-Jul-2014
A text analytics service performance problem fixed
  • The misconfiguration of the backend was causing slow response times for the text analytics REST services. Service response time for small documents is in the sub-second range now.
09-Jul-2014
Fix in the Management Console
  • Login / Logout problems with Internet Explorer 11
03-Jul-2014
1st public (beta) S4 release
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