...home of Sesame is an Aduna site devoted to Sesame-related development. Here, developers and users can meet and discuss, ask questions and submit problem reports. The latest news about Sesame will be posted on this website.


Sesame is a de-facto standard framework for processing RDF data. This includes parsing, storing, inferencing and querying of/over such data. It offers an easy-to-use API that can be connected to all leading RDF storage solutions.

Sesame has been designed with flexibility in mind. It can be deployed on top of a variety of storage systems (relational databases, in-memory, filesystems, keyword indexers, etc.), and offers a large scala of tools to developers to leverage the power of RDF and related standards. Sesame fully supports the SPARQL query language for expressive querying and offers transpararent access to remote RDF repositories using the exact same API as for local access. Finally, Sesame supports all main stream RDF file formats, including RDF/XML, Turtle, N-Triples, TriG and TriX.


Aduna is a Dutch software company that develops software for effortless information disclosure. Aduna has strong ties with both the academic world and the semantic web community, and has been the driving force behind Sesame since it started life as an On-To-Knowledge research prototype. More information about Aduna and its products can be found at