GIE for Gremlin

This document will provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to connect your gremlin applications to the GIE’s FrontEnd service, which offers functionalities similar to the official Tinkerpop service.

Your first step is to obtain the endpoint of GIE Frontend service:

  • Follow the instruction while deploying GIE in a K8s cluster,

  • Follow the instruction while starting GIE on a local machine.

Connecting via Python SDK

GIE makes it easy to connect to a loaded graph with Tinkerpop’s Gremlin-Python.

You first install the dependency:

pip3 install gremlinpython

Then connect to the service and run queries:

import sys
from gremlin_python import statics
from gremlin_python.structure.graph import Graph
from gremlin_python.process.graph_traversal import __
from gremlin_python.process.strategies import *
from gremlin_python.driver.driver_remote_connection import DriverRemoteConnection

graph = Graph()
gremlin_endpoint = # the GIE Frontend service endpoint you've obtained
remoteConn = DriverRemoteConnection('ws://' + gremlin_endpoint + '/gremlin','g')
g = graph.traversal().withRemote(remoteConn)

res = g.V().count().next()
assert res == 6


A simpler option is to use the interactive object for submitting Gremlin queries through GraphScope’s python SDK, which is a wrapper that encompasses Tinkerpop’s Gremlin-Python and will automatically acquire the endpoint.

In large-scale data processing scenarios, streaming the returned data is often necessary to avoid Out of Memory (OOM) issues caused by handling a large volume of data, which provides benefits such as memory efficiency, continuous processing, incremental analysis, reduced latency, scalability, and resource optimization. It enables you to handle and analyze vast amounts of data effectively while mitigating the risk of memory-related issues. Here is an example to guide you how to collect results in a streaming way by python sdk.

from queue import Queue
from gremlin_python.driver.client import Client

graph_url = # the GIE Frontend service endpoint you've obtained
client = Client(graph_url, "g")

ret = []
q = client.submit('g.V()')
while True:
except StopIteration:


Furthermore, here are some parameters that can be used to configure the streaming size on the server-side.

# interactive_engine/compiler/src/main/resources/conf/gremlin-server.yaml
# total num of streaming batch size returned by compiler service
resultIterationBatchSize: 64

Connecting via Java SDK

See Gremlin-Java for connecting Gremlin within the Java language.

Here is an example to guide you how to collect results in a streaming way by java sdk.

Cluster cluster =
         .addContactPoint("localhost") // use your host ip
         .port(8182) // use your port
Client client = cluster.connect();
ResultSet resultSet = client.submit("g.V()"); // use your query
Iterator<Result> results = resultSet.iterator();
while(results.hasNext()) {
   display(; // display each result in your way

Connecting via Gremlin-Console

  1. Download Gremlin console and unpack to your local directory.

    # if the given version (3.6.4) is not found, try to access to
    # download an available version.
    curl -LO && \
    unzip && \
    cd apache-tinkerpop-gremlin-console-3.6.4
  2. In the directory of Gremlin console, modify the hosts and port in conf/remote.yaml to the GIE Frontend Service endpoint, as

hosts: [your_endpoint_address]
port: [your_endpoint_port]
serializer: { className: org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.ser.GryoMessageSerializerV1d0, config: { serializeResultToString: true }}
  1. Open the Gremlin console

    chmod +x bin/
  2. At the gremlin> prompt, enter the following to connect to the GraphScope session and switch to remote mode so that all subsequent Gremlin queries will be sent to the remote connection automatically.

    gremlin> :remote connect tinkerpop.server conf/remote.yaml
    gremlin> :remote console
    gremlin> g.V().count()
    ==> 6
  3. You are now ready to submit any Gremlin queries via either the Python SDK or Gremlin console.

  4. When you are finished, enter the following to exit the Gremlin Console.

gremlin> :exit