Analyzing Temporal Graphs with Gradoop


The temporal analysis of evolving graphs is an important requirement in many domains but hardly supported in current graph database and graph processing systems. We therefore have started with extending the distributed graph analysis framework Gradoop for temporal graph analysis by adding time properties to vertices, edges and graphs and using them within graph operators. We outline these extensions and illustrate their use within analysis workflows. We further describe the implementation of the snapshot and diff operators and evaluated them.

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This work is partially funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant BMBF 01IS18026B and by Sächsische Aufbau Bank (SAB) and the European Regional Development (EFRE) under grant No. 100302179.

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Rost, C., Thor, A. & Rahm, E. Analyzing Temporal Graphs with Gradoop. Datenbank Spektrum 19, 199–208 (2019).

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  • Temporal Property Graph
  • Temporal Graph Data Model
  • Evolving Graph Analysis