Blueprints is a generic Java graph API that binds to various graph backends (i.e. frameworks and databases). Below is a list of reasons for using Blueprints.
- Blueprints makes it relatively easy to swap in and out different graph backends. In this way, its possible to avoid vendor lock-in.
- Blueprints has connectors to popular graph databases including Neo4j, OrientDB, Titan, DEX, and InfiniteGraph.
- Blueprints has connectors to popular graph frameworks including RDF Sail and JUNG.
- Blueprints graph backends work with any software written to the Blueprints API (e.g. all the tools in the TinkerPop stack).
- Blueprints comes with a large library of utilities to make it easy to manipulate a graph.
- Blueprints has support for reading various file formats including GraphML, GML, and GraphSON.
- Blueprints, and the rest of the TinkerPop stack, is open source and free to use under a liberal BSD license.