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Powerful and Effective Graph Visualization with Cytoscape and Oracle's Property Graph Database

Alan Wu

One of the most interesting aspects of a graph data model is that a graph can be visualized on a computer screen, or a piece of paper. You don't have to be an artist to get a stunningly beautiful graph. As a matter of fact, I am terrible at drawing or painting. Still, I have managed to produce quite some cool graph layouts. If I can do it, so can you.

In this series of blogs, I am going to talk about performing effective graph visualization using Cytoscape and Oracle's property graph database (which now runs on prem, in the cloud, on big data platform, and on relational platform). Just pick your favorite platform. 

The following will be covered:

  • Setup
  • Connecting to Oracle Database
  • Connecting to Oracle NoSQL Database and Apache HBase
  • Basic graph navigation
  • Core layouts
  • Running text search
  • Executing built-in graph analytics with PGX
  • Performing graph queries (PGQL)
  • Color/shape/style customization
  • ... and more

Find below a graph layout. Can you guess what kind of data it is representing?




p.s. the graph was constructed from SQL statements and the tables involved in those statements. And I am the artist here :)


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