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Microsoft / GraphEngine


Microsoft Graph Engine


Graph Engine - Open Source

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Microsoft Graph Engine is a distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed in-memory key-value store and a general distributed computation engine.

This repository contains the source code of Graph Engine and its graph query language -- Language Integrated Knowledge Query (LIKQ). LIKQ is a versatile graph query language on top of Graph Engine. It combines the capability of fast graph exploration and the flexibility of lambda expression: server-side computations can be expressed in lambda expressions, embedded in LIKQ, and executed on the server side during graph traversal. LIKQ is powering Academic Graph Search API, which is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services.


Graph Engine is regularly released with bug fixes and feature enhancements.

You can install Graph Engine Visual Studio Extension by searching "Graph Engine" in Visual Studio Extensions and Updates (recommended). It can also be downloaded from Visual Studio Gallery.

NuGet packages Graph Engine Core and LIKQ are available in the NuGet Gallery.

How to Contribute

Pull requests, issue reports, and suggestions are welcome.

If you are interested in contributing to the code, please fork the repository and submit pull requests to the master branch.

Please submit bugs and feature requests in GitHub Issues.

Building for Windows

To build the .Net Framework version, install Visual Studio 2017 with Windows 10 SDK (10.0.15063.0) for Desktop C++ selected and run tools/build.bat.

To build the CoreCLR version, you need to download and install the latest CoreCLR 2.0 SDK. Then, run tools/build_coreclr.bat.

Building for Linux

Install libunwind8, g++, cmake and libssl-dev, then execute tools/ When the build script is executed for the first time, it will download and install the latest CoreCLR 2.0 SDK to tools/dotnet. A nuget package will be built and put at bin/coreclr/GraphEngine.CoreCLR._version_.nupkg. The folder bin/coreclr will be registered as a local NuGet repository and the local package cache for GraphEngine.CoreCLR will be cleared. After the package is built, you can run dotnet restore to use the newly built package.

Note: the build script currently only supports Ubuntu 16.04.


Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the MIT License.