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README.md

TerminusDB Server

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TerminusDB is an open source model driven RDF graph database for knowledge graph representation designed specifically for the web-age.

TerminusDB Server provides TerminusDB with a RESTful API for interacting with knowledge graphs via the JSON-LD exchange format. This means you can easily compose applications within your own toolchain which utilise the powerful features of graph search and graph storage.

We use an advanced git-like model, storing append only changes to graphs represented in succinct datastructures using terminusdb-store. You can read a description of the architecture in our Succinct Data Structures and Delta Encoding for Modern Databases whitepaper.

TerminusDB's delta-encoding approach makes possible branch, merge, push, pull, clone, time-travel and other git-like operations on a fully featured graph database.

Latest Version

v2.0.3

Getting Started

Install from Docker image (RECOMMENDED)

For all users, we recommend our Quickstart installer.

Follow the instructions there. If you choose to run the Docker image directly, please note that the default password is "root" (without the double quotes) and that you should change it in a production environment.

Building from source

In order to build from source, follow the build from source directions.

Open Console

Once you have installed terminusdb-server either from the docker image or built from source you can go simply enter the server location into your browser to view your database from the console "http://SERVER:PORT/console". (the default is: http://localhost:6363/console).

Why

TerminusDB will:

  • Make complex data models easy, maintainable and enforced.
  • Overcome the Object Impedance mismatch without turning your Database into an incomprehensible soup.
  • Allow you to search for repeating patterns using recursion.
  • Enable the sharing of data using linked open data formats RDF and JSON-LD making scientific or organisational information sharing easy.
  • Branch, clone, merge, time-travel, push and pull all facilitated by our delta-encoding approach
  • Help you automate the production of UI and data-entry by knowing what data means.

Client

In order to begin manipulating and querying your database you can simply point your browser to TERMINUS_SERVER/console which should allow you to manage and query your database.

You can also perform all configuration, querying and management functions via the RESTful API. We have a number of client libraries to help you get started:

The JavaScript client libraries give you assistance with programatic access.

The JavaScript dashboard is an example application allowing manipulation of the database using the javascript client fluent syntax.

The Python client libraries allow you to use a pythonic syntax to query the database.

Documentation

In order to use your TerminusDB through the console rather than directly through clients you should look at the documentation on our TerminusDB documentation website.

Changes in this Version

Release Notes

Contact

Come visit us on our discord server or our forum!

Authors

Gavin Mendel-Gleason gavin@terminusdb.com

Matthijs van Otterdijk matthijs@terminusdb.com

Robin de Rooij robin@terminusdb.com

Anne Ogborn anne@swi-prolog.org

Dmytri Kleiner dk@terminusdb.com

Paulo Moura

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Copyright

This file is part of TerminusDB.

TerminusDB is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

TerminusDB is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with TerminusDB. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

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