DSE Graph architecture

An overview of DSE Graph architecture.

DSE Graph is composed of a number of components that provide online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) capabilities. The web-based DataStax Studio allows users to process queries to the graph database as well as visualize the data. The Gremlin console accesses the database through a command-line interface.

OLTP applications interact with DSE Graph through the DSE Server or the TinkerPop 3 Gremlin Server. OLAP applications interact with DSE Graph through the TinkerPop 3 GraphComputer, Spark, and a DataStax Spark connector to DataStax Enterprise.

The DSE database is an embedded component of DataStax Enterprise (DSE), and comprises the storage backend for DSE Graph. DSE Search provides the index backend for DSE Graph.

Figure 1. DSE Graph Architecture