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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Apache Jena
Apache Jena Technology

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Description: Apache Jena is an open source Semantic Web framework for Java. This technology provides an Application Programming Interface (API) to extract data from and write to Resource Description Framework (RDF) graphs. The graphs are represented as an abstract model, which can be sourced with data from files, databases, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), or a combination of these. A model can also be queried through SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL), a semantic query language for databases, capable of retrieving and manipulating data stored in RDF format.

This product includes a native triple store called Trivial Database (TDB) that is used for Resource Description Framework (RDF) storage and query and can be accessed and managed with command line scripts using the Jena Application Programming Interface (API).
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.3
Decision Date: 03/01/2023 at 22:30:33 UTC
Aliases: Jena
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/01/2023 at 22:30:33 UTC).