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January 2022 Community Events

All Community Events for January 2022

Introduction to TypeDB and TypeQL

Our monthly TypeDB Community check-in

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Description

Intelligent systems process data that is far too complex for current databases. They require an expressive data model and an intelligent query language in order to tackle a higher order of complexity in data and knowledge.

Join Tomás from the Vaticle team where he’ll discuss the origins of TypeDB, the impetus for inventing a new query language, TypeQL and why we are so excited about the future of software and intelligent systems.

Each session will start with a community update and then our presentation. At the end, we open up the floor and hear from you all, about:

  • Questions
  • Ideas
  • Feedback
  • Current projects
  • Anything that you’d like to share with the community

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2022-01-11T17:30:00Z2022-01-11T18:30:00Z

Comparing Semantic Web Technologies to TypeDB

January 13, 2022 @ 17:30 London Time

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Description

Semantic Web technologies enable us to represent and query for very complex and heterogeneous datasets. We can add semantics and reason over large bodies of data on the web. However, despite a lot of educational material available, they have failed to achieve mass adoption outside academia.

TypeDB works at a higher level of abstraction and enables developers to be more productive when working with complex data. TypeDB is easier to learn, reducing the barrier to entry and enabling more developers to access semantic technologies. Instead of using a myriad of standards and technologies, we just use one language - TypeQL.

In this talk:

  • we will look at how TypeQL compares to Semantic Web standards, specifically RDF, SPARQL RDFS, OWL and SHACL.
  • cover questions such as, how do we represent hyper-relations in TypeDB? How to use rdfs:domain and rdfs:range in TypeDB? And how do the modelling philosophies compare?

Speaker: Tomás Sabat

Tomás is the Chief Operating Officer at Vaticle. He works closely with TypeDB’s open source and enterprise users who use TypeDB to build applications in a wide number of industries including financial services, life sciences, cyber security and supply chain management. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Tomás has spent the last seven years founding and building businesses in the technology industry.

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2022-01-13T17:30:00Z2022-01-13T18:30:00Z

Graph Databases vs TypeDB: what you can’t do with graphs

January 18, 2022 @ 17:30 London Time

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Description

Graph databases have matured into mainstream technologies, used across any industry powering mission critical systems. However, there are many challenges with graphs when it comes to working with complex data. In this talk, we discuss what we can’t do with graphs, and how TypeDB addresses those issues.

We will cover:

  • The differences between TypeDB and graph databases
  • How the modelling philosophy in TypeDB allows us to represent more complex data structures
  • Why we should use TypeDB’s inference engine

Speaker: Tomás Sabat

Tomás is the Chief Operating Officer at Vaticle. He works closely with TypeDB’s open source and enterprise users who use TypeDB to build applications in a wide number of industries including financial services, life sciences, cyber security and supply chain management. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Tomás has spent the last seven years founding and building businesses in the technology industry.

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2022-01-18T17:30:00Z2022-01-18T18:30:00Z

Beyond SQL | Comparing SQL to TypeQL

January 20, 2022 @ 17:30 London Time

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Description

Using SQL to query relational databases is easy. As a declarative language, it’s straightforward to write queries and build powerful applications. However, relational databases struggle when working with complex data. When querying such data in SQL, challenges especially arise in the modelling and querying of the data.

For example, due to the large number of necessary JOINs, it forces us to write long and verbose queries. Such queries are difficult to write and prone to mistakes.

TypeQL is the query language used in TypeDB. Just as SQL is the standard query language in relational databases, TypeQL is TypeDB’s query language. It’s a declarative language, and allows us to model, query and reason over our data.

In this talk, we will look at how TypeQL compares to SQL. Why and when should you use TypeQL over SQL? How do we do outer/inner joins in TypeQL? We’ll look at the common concepts, but mostly talk about the differences between the two.

Speaker: Tomás Sabat

Tomás is the Chief Operating Officer at Vaticle. He works closely with TypeDB’s open source and enterprise users who use TypeDB to build applications in a wide number of industries including financial services, life sciences, cybersecurity and supply chain management. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Tomás has spent the last seven years founding and building businesses in the technology industry.

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2022-01-20T17:30:00Z2022-01-20T18:30:00Z

Enabling the Computational Future of Biology

January 25, 2022 @ 17:30 London Time

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Description

Computational biology has revolutionised biomedicine. The volume of data it is generating is growing exponentially. This requires tools that enable computational and non-computational biologists to collaborate and derive meaningful insights. However, traditional systems are inadequate to accurately model and handle data at this scale and complexity.

In this talk, we discuss how TypeDB enables biologists to build a deeper understanding of life, and increase the probability of groundbreaking discoveries, across the life sciences.

Speaker: Tomás Sabat

Tomás is the Chief Operating Officer at Vaticle. He works closely with TypeDB’s open source and enterprise users who use TypeDB to build applications in a wide number of industries including financial services, life sciences, cybersecurity and supply chain management. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Tomás has spent the last seven years founding and building businesses in the technology industry.

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2022-01-25T17:30:00Z2022-01-25T18:30:00Z