Let’s Play with Graph Databases!
IBM Launched something here in GA (General Availability) - https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/2016/07/27/graph-service-now-generally-available/ so let’s poke at it!
As the article says “Graph databases are increasingly popular ‘NoSQL databases’, having a different approach to data storage and retrieval. Unlike traditional relational databases, which require potentially complex queries to work with data relationships, a graph database stores data and relationships. In simple terms, a graph database is a database management system where relationships between data points are as important as the data points themselves.” If you need a little more – this is a helpful primer – http://www.linkeddatatools.com/introducing-rdf
Step 0 - Let’s go to Bluemix –
It’s IBM’s free Platform as a Service – the thing on which all the API’s ‘live’ https://console.ng.bluemix.net/ (Free Trial for 30 days)
Ok - now, let’s not read the rest of the blog or instructions and see if we can wing it (if you get stuck, go to the proper developer blog above, it’s got a step by step)
Step 1 – Bluemix Dashboard – Click on “Services and APIs”
Step 2 – Scroll through all of the icons until you get to “Data and Analytics”.
- Web and Application
- Data and Analytics <------ (This one!)
- Business Analytics
- Internet of Things
Step 3 – Click on IBM Graph Icon
Step 4 – Click on CREATE
Step 5 – Click OPEN
Step 6 – Click LOAD SAMPLE DATA SET > LOAD DATA SET
Step 7 – Wait 10 seconds (Scroll down a little)
Step 8 – Click EXAMPLE QUERIES
Step 9 – Select sample Query (LIST OR VIZ) and the EXECUTE with Click ARROW Top Right – and see lists or D3 Style Graphs appear
Step 10 – Hero Moment - Admire your work! ;)
that was pretty easy - nice UX team Graph!
Conclusion - this was a nice little 'taster' to get familiar with Graph DataBase
Deployment was easy and intuitive (and free)
Data Sample right at fingertips
Code shown - so good to get to know syntax
Only took about 10m
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