Apache TinkerPop™

Apache TinkerPop™ is a graph computing framework for both graph databases (OLTP) and graph analytic systems (OLAP).


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Released: 08-April-2024

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Gremlin Query Language

Gremlin is the graph traversal language of Apache TinkerPop. Gremlin is a functional, data-flow language that enables users to succinctly express complex traversals on (or queries of) their application's property graph. Every Gremlin traversal is composed of a sequence of (potentially nested) steps.

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Benefits & Use Cases

A graph is a structure composed of vertices and edges. Both vertices and edges can have an arbitrary number of key/value-pairs called properties. Vertices denote discrete objects such as a person, a place, or an event. Edges denote relationships between vertices. For instance, a person may know another person, have been involved in an event, and/or have recently been at a particular place.

If a user's domain is composed of a heterogeneous set of objects (vertices) that can be related to one another in a multitude of ways (edges), then a graph may be the right representation to use. In a graph, each vertex is seen as an atomic entity (not simply a "row in a table") that can be linked to any other vertex or have properties added or removed at will.

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How to use TinkerPop


Database Support

TinkerPop is widely supported by more than two dozen commercial and open source graph databases

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Languages and Tools

TinkerPop provides official language drivers for Java, Groovy, Python, .NET, and NodeJS with additional drivers provided through community contributions

There is a wide array of third-party managed tools and applications that are TinkerPop-compatible

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TinkerPop is an open source project that welcomes contributions

TinkerPop Contributors

TinkerPop seeks contributors dedicated to the art of graph computing. TinkerPop contributors bring solid theoretical, development, testing, documentation, etc. skills to the group. These individuals contribute to TinkerPop beyond the ever-changing requirements of their day-to-day jobs and maintain responsibility for their contributions through time.

Marko A. Rodriguez (Founder)

Year : 2009

Gremlin language, Gremlin machine, documentation

Joshua Shinavier (Founder)

Year : 2009

Graph data models, semantics, and interoperability

Ketrina Thompson(Committer)

Year : 2009

Illustrator, creator of Gremlin and his merry band of robots.

Stephen Mallette (Committer)

Year : 2011

Gremlin Console/Server/Driver, Language Variants and general core development

Jorge Bay-Gondra(PMC)

Year : 2017

GraphBinary serialization, JavaScript and .NET libraries, mailing list support.

Florian Hockmann (PMC)

Year : 2017

.NET libraries, mailing list support.

Kelvin Lawrence (PMC Chair)

Year : 2017

Gremlin language, Python GLV, documentation and mailing list support.

Divij Vaidya (PMC)

Year : 2019

Gremlin server-client interaction.

Øyvind Sæbø (Committer)

Year : 2021

Gremlint query formatter.

Lyndon Bauto (Committer)

Year : 2021

Gremlin Language Variants for Python and Go.

Mike Personick (Committer)

Year : 2022

Gremlin language and general core development

Dave Bechberger (Committer)

Year : 2022

Gremlin language, documentation, mailing list and Discord support

Simon Zhao (Committer)

Year : 2022

Golang GLV

Yang Xia (PMC)

Year : 2022

Go GLV development, Docker and Windows build improvements

Valentyn Kahamlyk (Committer)

Year : 2022

Go and Python GLV development,

Rithin Kumar (Committer)

Year : 2022

Golang GLV

Ken Hu (Committer)

Year : 2023

General project maintenance

Cole Greer (Committer)

Year : 2023

ARM Support, General Maintenance of Server/Core/GLVs

James Thornton (PMC)

Year : 2013

Promotions, evangelism.

Daniel Kuppitz (PMC)

Year : 2014

Gremlin language design, benchmarking, testing, documentation, mailing list support.

Hadrian Zbarcea (PMC)

Year : 2015

Project mentor, provider liason.

Daniel Gruno(PMC)

Year : 2015

Project mentor, infrastructure liason.

Matt Frantz (Committer)

Year : 2015

Gremlin language design, ts-tinkerpop.

Jason Plurad (PMC)

Year : 2015

Gremlin Console/Server, mailing list support.

Dylan Millikin(PMC)

Year : 2015

Gremlin Server/Driver, gremlin-php, GremlinBin, mailing list support.

Ted Wilmes (PMC)

Year : 2015

Promotions, mailing list support, benchmarking, sql-gremlin.

Pieter Martin (Committer)

Year : 2016

Gremlin language, Sqlg.

Jean-Baptiste Musso (Committer)

Year : 2016

Gremlin Server testing, Gremlin Driver (Node.js/JavaScript), mailing list support.

Michael Pollmeier (Committer)

Year : 2016

Gremlin language, Gremlin-Scala.

David Brown (Committer)

Year : 2016

Python libraries, Gremlin Server testing.

Robert Dale(PMC)

Year : 2016

Gremlin Console/Server, documentation, mailing list support.

Harsh Thakkar (Committer)

Year : 2018

Gremlin-SPARQL module.

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