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C graph db server using tokyocabinet & libevent
C Objective-C Io C++ Other
Latest commit e254251 Oct 11, 2013 @stevedekorte Merge pull request #16 from icyfork/master
Target binary requires :libm to be specified explicitly


Vertex is a high performance graph database that supports automatic garbage collection, built on libevent and tokyocabinet. It uses HTTP as it's communication protocol and JSON as it's response data format. It's BSD licensed and was written by Steve Dekorte and Rich Collins. See docs/manual.html for API and more details.


Currently in production use and working well so far. The API is still not set in stone though.


Compiling on Mac OS X

sudo port install yajl tokyocabinet libevent libzip
# or if you are using homebrew
brew install yajl tokyo-cabinet libevent
cmake .
sudo make install

If all was fine, in build/vertexdb will be bin file


vertexdb -db blog1.db

or as daemon

sudo vertexdb -db /opt/database -d --pid /var/run/

Possible options:

--database <file> -db <file> Database file
--port <num>      -p <num>   TCP port number to listen on (default: 8080)
--host <ip>       -H <ip>    Network interface to listen (default:
--daemon          -d         Run as a daemon
--log <file>                 Log file location
--pid <file>                 Pid file location
--debug                      Be more verbose
--hardsync                   Run with hard syncronization
--help            -h         Show this help


May add support for more complex queries and dynamic/automatic index creation based on observed queries.

Dynamic languages support

  • ruby - comming soon (or ask in pm)
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