Your weekly summary of Compose has news of those changes which may make your life easier and a rundown of the most recent database articles published.
JanusGraph Browser Boosted
JanusGraph's browser has got a usability boost. Building on early feedback since we launched the browser, we've revamped the data browser with a richer rendering component which can display selected labels for vertices and edges. That means no more having to check the JSON data for more information, though you can still click a vertice or edge and get some more data to pop up.
Here, we are visualizing the results of traversing the air-routes map which was mentioned in a recent article, asking for five routes between San Francisco and London Heathrow where no hop is more than 3000 miles. We're displaying the code for the airport and the distance of each of the edges.
The updated browser can also automatically layout the results in a range of automated styles: concentric, breadth-first, grid or cose/force-directed. If we rearrange our graph breadth first it comes out like this...
Of course, more rendering space means that we can't squeeze in the JSON display in older split screen format. Instead, the JSON data is visible in a separate JSON tab at the top of the card.
This does have the advantage of giving your data a lot more space to occupy which is handy if you have some wide property strings field.
The updated data browser is available for all new JanusGraph deployments and should be available on all older deployments. If not, contact support and they will ensure you are up to date.
- A bug crept into our restore form which turned off a little convenience we had created for you. We'd previously changed that form so that when you went to restore into a new deployment, it took the datacenter/region that the original deployment was in as its starting value. If you always checked and set the field by hand you wouldn't have noticed it stopping doing that. Well, now the form is doing that default setting again so it's one less thing to worry about when using Compose's awesome "Restore backup into a new deployment" feature.
Last week's articles on Compose included...
Importing Graphs into JanusGraph - A look at how the JanusGraph developers have made it easier to import graphs into Compose for JanusGraph by enabling files to be pulled in from across the internet.
Creating User and Team Roles with the Compose API - looks at how you can manage Compose's User and Team roles - for those people with access to your Compose account - so you can control who can view, create and manage database deployments. And do it all using the Compose API.
NewsBits: Elasticsearch 6 heralds a new mono-typed world - Friday's NewsBits is about keeping you informed. This last Friday we covered the release of Elasticsearch 6.0 and the big change it's bringing to the Elasticsearch world. There was also the latest around MariaDB, etcd, RabbitMQ, Quad9, Vault, Github's package security alerts and the latest in collaborative editing.
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose.
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attribution Dariusz Sankowski