Manish Rai Jain

Manish is the Chief decision-maker at Dgraph. He got thrust into distributed systems right out of college, working on real-time web indexing systems at Google. He then led various projects to consolidate and serve Knowledge Graph right behind web search.

Implementing GTD and Zero Waste practices, Manish is into efficient and minimalist living. He loves cycling, swimming, and ultra-light traveling.

Open Source Alternative to Amazon Neptune

Amazon just announced their new graph database service, called Amazon Neptune. As per a TechCrunch article, Amazon Neptune has been optimized to handle billions of relationships and run queries within milliseconds.

Scale the shit out of this!

Starting v0.8, we have aimed to focus purely on the stability and performance of Dgraph. Our feature set is at this point good enough for most users – so we've decided to freeze it until we reach v1.

Orchestrating signal and wait in Go

One of the common use case in Go is to start a few goroutines to do some work. These goroutines block listening in on a channel, waiting for more work to arrive. At some point, you want to signal these goroutines to stop accepting more work and exit, so you can cleanly shut down the program.