EGG (Evolving Graph Generator)

22 August 2017

Main goal

EGG is an open-source framework for generating evolving RDF graphs based on finely-tuned temporal constraints given by the user.


We use the platform to thoroughly evaluate EGG. More precisely, we evaluate the highly-expressive constraints that the user can specify in EGG to generate evolving graphs over various real-world use cases, the accuracy and scalability of the generator, and the ease of using EGG in performance comparisons of evolving graph processing systems.

Resources used

16 x 2.4 GHz CPU, 64 GB RAM, and 160 GB disk.

Software used

  • EGG that we built on top of gMark
  • Our own implementation of an algorithm found in the TimeReach paper : see here

Dataset used

Five real-world use cases


Radu Ciucanu

Maître de conférence, Université Clermont Auvergne