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Pawan Rawal

After graduating from IIT Delhi in 2014, Pawan worked in various startups understanding how the web works. His interest in distributed systems and application of concepts in Computer Science to solve real world problems led him to Dgraph. In his free time, he likes to travel, do yoga, read and cook.

GraphQL+- is now DQL

Update: On April 16th 2021, Slash GraphQL was officially renamed Dgraph Cloud. All other information below still applies. Dgraph is the world’s only native GraphQL database.

Dgraph hugo blog theme

We at Dgraph love Hugo and use it for our blog. It’s blazingly fast, supports Markdown is written in Go and is very easy to work with.

Dgraph: JSON vs. Binary clients

When I started building the initial version of the Dgraph Go client, we were looking for a serialization format which was fast, easy to use and supported multiple language runtimes. We finally implemented our client using Protocol Buffers which gave twice the speed and consumed two-third memory compared to JSON according to our benchmarks.