The Semantic Web initiative has led to an upsurge of interest in rules as a general and powerful way of processing, combining, and analyzing semantic information. Since several of the technologies underlying rule-based systems are already quite mature, it is important to understand how such systems might perform on the Web scale. OpenRuleBench is an open community resource designed to fill this need: it is a suite of benchmarks for analyzing the performance and scalability of different rule engines. Currently the suite covers twelve systems, but contributions from the community are welcome.
OpenRuleBench is described in the following papers.