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For a general introduction to Hydra Ecosystem, see

hydra-python-agent is a smart Hydra client implemented in Python which works with hydrus. Reference implementation is Heracles.ts. Smart clients are generic automated clients that establish resilient connected data networks leveraging knowledge graphs.

General characteristics

The client is designed to:

  • Cache metadata from the Hydra server it connects to, to allow querying on the client-side;
  • Use Redis as a graph-store leveraging redisgraph (see here);
  • simply, metadata and data are loaded from the server and stored in Redis;
  • The graph can be queried using OpenCypher.

The starting objective is to create a querying layer that is able to reach data in one or more Hydra srever/s. Leveraging Redis, clients can construct their own representation of the data stored in one or more Hydra servers; querying the data as they need it, and respond complex semantic queries. This will allow any client connected to any server to have access to an "aggregated view" of the connected network (the network of all the servers it connects to).

Missing bits at the moment

  • For now it is a proof-of-concept, only GET functionality
  • Soon to develop, a reliable synchronization mechanism to allow strong consistency between server-side data and client-side representation (#98).
  • Allow users to interact with the server using Natural Language which is a processed machine consumable language. (under development)


NOTE: You'll need to use python3.

To install only requirements:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt


To install or setup the client environment, you have to run:

 python3 install

To install Redis and other Redis modules:




To run the demo for hydra-python-agent, you have to follow the instructions:

  • Clone the repo:

      git clone
  • Change directory and switch to the develop branch:

      cd hydra-python-agent
      git checkout -b develop origin/develop
  • Now to install the requirements or setup the environment:

    you should follow the instructions of installation.

After setup the environment. You can query or run the client.

  • To run both the things Redis server and the client. You can run the command:

      docker-compose run client

    and provide a valid URL and then you can query in querying format.

      `>>>url` #here url should be a valid link, for testing you can use
      `>>>help` # it will provide the querying format

Code simplification

To create the graph in Redis memory, use( :

    import redis
    from redisgraph import Graph, Node, Edge
    redis_con = redis.Redis(host='localhost', port=6379)
    self.redis_graph = Graph("apidoc", redis_con)

For querying, URL should be provided first:

    url = input("url>>>")
    return query(apidoc, url) # apidoc is vocab file provided by url.

The client takes the query as input, like:

    while True:
        print("press exit to quit")
        query = input(">>>")
        if query == "exit":
        elif query == "help":
            help() # provide querying format
            print(facades.user_query(query))# query can be done with facades class

you can query as following querying formats:

    print("querying format")
    print("Get all endpoints:- show endpoints")
    print("Get all class_endpoints:- show classEndpoints")
    print("Get all collection_endpoints:- show collectionEndpoints")
    print("Get all members of collection_endpoint:-",
          "show <collection_endpoint> members")
    print("Get all properties of objects:-",
          "show objects<endpoint_type> properties")
    print("Get all properties of any member:-",
          "show object<id_of_member> properties ")
    print("Get all classes properties:-show class<class_endpoint> properties")
    print("Get data with compare properties:-",
          "show <key> <value> and/or <key1> <value1>")
    print("Get data by using both opeartions(and,or)",
          " you should use brackets like:-",
          "show model xyz and (name Drone1 or name Drone2)",
          "or, show <key> <value> and (<key> <value> or <key> <value>)")

Query test can be done like this:

    check_data = [['', 'p.operations', '', 'p.type'],
                       "['POST'", "'PUT'", "'GET']", 
                       "['Location']", 'Location']]
    query = "show classEndpoints"
    self.assertEqual(data,check_data) #data is data retrieve from the Redis.

For more detail take a look at wiki file


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