Wilmington, DE, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache® AGE™ in as a High Level Project (TLP).
Apache AGE (“A Graph Extension”) is a PostgreSQL extension that provides graph database functionality. The project was originally developed in 2019 as an extension of AgensGraph (Bitnine Global’s multi-model database fork of PostgreSQL), and entered the Apache incubator in April 2020.
“It’s amazing how the AGE project has come of age by graduating as a high-level project from the Apache Incubator, which demonstrates the project’s ability to self-govern and, moreover, be part of of the wider ASF community,” said Eya Badal Abdisho, Vice President of Apache AGE. “With AGE, our goal is to provide a multi-model database designed to be simple and user-friendly, which simultaneously supports the relational and graphical data model. AGE allows users to integrate the legacy relational data model and the flexible graphics data model in a database.”
AGE is a PostgreSQL extension that adds graphical query functionality to Postgresql. Using the Cypher query language according to the openCypher specification, users can access, store, and query graph data using PostgreSQL. Users can read and write nodes and edges stored in Postgres, as well as use various algorithms such as variable-length edge traversal to analyze data in AGE. Other features include:
- openCypher query language support
- Hybrid query using SQL and Cypher
- Query multiple charts
- Property index on vertices and edges
- Integration with existing Postgres features
Hybrid queries are queries using both openCypher and SQL. These queries allow data to move between the regular relational database and the graphical representation provided by AGE.
AGE is used by a variety of user organizations, including government agencies, research and educational institutes, and utility providers, among others.
“We are very pleased that Apache AGE is the first formal graph database project from the Apache Software Foundation to achieve a high-level graduation. We believe this is a proving result of the development of the only extension graph database based on RDB,” said Cheolsun Kang, CEO of Bitnine Global. “Going forward, Bitnine Global will continue to support the development of Apache AGE. We are advancing our product by developing a service subscription model based on Apache AGE product support.”
“I have advised my clients to watch this space. The potential of Apache AGE, as a multi-model database, to fill an unsatisfied ‘best of both worlds’ niche was clear,” said Jasper Blues, CEO of Liberation Data. “With the community behind it, I’m not at all surprised at how AGE has gotten ahead of this potential future.
Congratulations to the Apache AGE community for the successes to date! With this graduation milestone, I am proud to recommend AGE to a number of clients in the Southeast Asia/Oceania region. For them, a CYPHER-compatible ACID graph database, built on a rock-solid foundation, is perfect for their business cases.”
“Postgres’ core architecture has created a rich ecosystem of extensions and made Postgres the de facto choice for developers and enterprises looking for a next-generation flagship data platform. AGE continues to grow. build on that tradition and adds powerful graph analysis capabilities to traditional relational data platforms,” said Mahboob Alam, Postgres Community Advocate. “The fusion of traditional analysis and graph intelligence real-time is going to be a game-changer and AGE will be instrumental in that exciting future.”
The project recently released Apache AGE v1.0.0-incubating, the sixth version under development in the Apache incubator. Future releases of Apache AGE will support PostgreSQL 12 and higher, more key features of AgensGraph, and will be further enhanced to be a compatibility extension for all relational databases, starting with integration into MySQL and MariaDB.
“Graduating as an Apache graduate project is just the beginning, our journey continues thanks to the great efforts of the great Apache AGE community,” added Badal Abdisho. “Join our community. We always welcome new additions and contributions to the Apache AGE project to help data communities explore and utilize the benefits of graph technologies, under the Apache Way.”
See Apache AGE in action at ApacheCon Asia 2022 (July 29-31; https://apachecon.com/acasia2022/) and PostgreSQL Conference Europe (October 25-28; https://2022.pgconf.eu/ )
Availability and Monitoring
Apache AGE software is released under the Apache v2.0 License and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the day-to-day operations of the project, including community development and product launches. For downloads, documentation, and ways to get involved with Apache AGE, visit https://age.apache.org and https://twitter.com/apache_age .
About Apache Incubator
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