10 Apr 2019 - 3 minute read
From the perspective of a potential audience member.
Proposed Talk: Not everything can fit in rows and columns - Ashok Vishwakarma
Presenting a more performant and easier-to-connect-schemas alternative to Relational Databases are Graph Databases, in which Dgraph is a frontrunner. The talk is comprehensive about the benefits and explains the scenarios it is effective in.
Dgraph has official clients in Go, JS and Java. Using a client requires getting acquainted with quite a bit. Hence, the speaker has built an ORM (an easier API wrapper) around the JS client that makes it easier for folk to get started with a familiar syntax.
dgraph-ormby Ashok is proposed as the utility to enable using Dgraph in JS, rather than the official client. If this is the case, and it is meant to be used in production by the audience, I’d like to see, if possible, some concrete applications already using the ORM, given that it has been quite recently released (a couple of months ago). I hope that this will be covered in the live demo. (It was one of the reasons we demonstrated the live use of Charts and FrappeJS in real products to show their impact during JSFoo Pune). If it is not, some resources to enable advanced use of Dgraph would be helpful.