Recent TriplyDB Features in March 2021
18 March, 2021
Hello everybody! It’s been quite a while since we described new TriplyDB features, and you may wonder what we have been up to in the meantime. TriplyDB is a groundbreaking and fast-moving linked data product and we are continuously improving user experience by developing new features in close collaboration with our customers. Let us introduce some of our coolest new features that we recently released:
Uploading data to TriplyDB was already quite fast in the past, but we saw some room for improvement because the previous procedure took several processing steps. As efficiency is at the very top of our priority list, we have worked hard to make data uploading even faster by redesigning our pipelines, which resulted in a substantial performance boost. Additionally, our new progress bar provides you with even better visual feedback of the procedure than before!
When searching through a dataset with an ElasticSearch service, the results look better than ever. Several components are now automatically displayed to give you a clear overview of the search results. Each component contains a readable label with a link to the TriplyDB browser, followed by the description and the type of the result. Also, whenever available, an image or a video accompanies the component to provide you with a complete overview of what you might be looking for.
Although creating your own datastories can be fun on its own, they are also a great tool for showcasing your work. Previously, it was only possible to show a datastory on TriplyDB. But as always, we wanted to make more things possible! So, you can now embed a datastory on any website. Just scroll to the end of the story you want to embed and click the “</> Embed” button for a copy-pasteable code snippet (see an example below). Why don’t you try it out yourself?
Each TriplyDB instance has a fully RESTful API. All functionality, from managing the TriplyDB instance to working with your data, is done through the API. Therefore, it is crucial for us to continuously improve its design. One of our latest improvements was to add pagination for saved SPARQL queries. While previously you had to change the query manually, you can now get more results automatically! For example, visit this URL and check out the link header: it shows what page comes next, as always in full accordance with the W3C and WHATWG standards. You can play around by changing the ‘page’ or ‘pageSize’ arguments yourself!