New Query Language for Graph Databases to Become International Standard: GQL

New Query Language for Graph Databases to Become International Standard: GQL

We’re thrilled to see this big step forward for the Graph Query Language (GQL) team, as the key international standards body (ISO/IEC JTC 1) has approved the 4-year project to set a graph query language standard.  Though still in draft and incomplete form, GQL is drawing heavily from existing languages and prior academic work such XPath, StruQL, WebSQL, Cypher, GSQL, PGQL, G-Core and SQL/PGQ. Each of the major languages in existence has made some valuable contributions and innovations and we’d like to acknowledge our fellow vendors and partners that have been involved in the journey including Amazon, ArangoDB, DataStax , Neo4j, Redis Graph, Optum, SAP and others. 

Since 2018, TigerGraph has been committed to the industry graph language standardization efforts. TigerGraph has collaborated with industry vendors, engaged in technical discussions and contributed several key technical documents, based on its vast experience in query language theory, implementation, and real-life customer use cases.

It takes more than a village to build GQL; this takes putting people and their need to find the fastest path to insight in connected data at the forefront of all agendas.