NetworkX Graph driver

NetworkX Graph driver

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/vitrage/+spec/networkx-graph-driver

Graph Driver is the defined API for access and manipulation of the underlying graph used for storing the Entity Graph. This API should be implemented for the NetworkX graph package and possibly for other graph tools, allowing Vitrage a seamless transition between different underlying graph implementations.

Problem description

Vitrage will have a graph data structure that will hold a list of physical and virtual entities and their relationships to one another, in what we call the Entity Graph. The specific implementation of this graph should be interchangeable allowing a stateless or state-full implementations.

Proposed change

1. Graph Driver

Create a Graph Driver, which defines a set of graph methods, to be implemented over NetworkX. This blueprint describes the addition of the Graph Driver and NetworkX Driver.

                                   +-------------------+
                                   |                   |
+------------------+       +------->   NetworkX Driver |
|                  |       |       |                   |
|      Graph       |  Impl |       +-------------------+
|                  |-------+
|      Driver      |       |       +-------------------+
|                  |       |       |                   |
+------------------+       +------->   Other Drivers   |
                                   |  (BulbFlow,etc..) |
                                   +-------------------+

Specification of the Graph Driver API:

Note that the entity graph is a property graph, where edges and vertices can also have a set of key-value properties, which can be added, updated and removed as well.

Graph CRUD
  • init

  • num_of_edges

  • num_of_vertices

  • copy //deep copy of the graph

Vertex CRUD
  • add_vertex

  • add_vertices

  • get_vertex

  • update_vertex

  • remove_vertex

Edges CRUD
  • add_edge

  • get_edge

  • update_edge

  • remove_edge

Graph algorithms
  • subgraph_matching (sub-graph isomorphism)

  • BFS

  • DFS

2. NetworkX Driver

NetworkX is a pure python library for graphs. It is stateless and suitable for operation on large real world graphs. The NetworkX Driver will implement Graph Driver

Alternatives

None

Data model impact

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REST API impact

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Security impact

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Pipeline impact

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Other end user impact

None

Performance/Scalability Impacts

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Other deployer impact

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Developer impact

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Implementation

Assignee(s)

Primary assignee: None.

Work Items

  • Create the GraphDriver skeleton

  • Implement Graph Driver for NetworkX

  • Testing of GraphDriver over NetworkX

Future lifecycle

None

Dependencies

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Testing

This change needs to be tested by unit tests.

Documentation Impact

References

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