How to query Graph data in Redis using Go

Ajeet Raina
Ajeet Raina, Former Developer Growth Manager at Redis

Redis is phasing out RedisGraphThis blog post explains the motivation behind this decision and the implications for existing Redis customers and community members.

End of support is scheduled for January 31, 2025.

RedisGraph is the fastest graph database that processes complex graph operations in real time, 10x – 600x faster than any other graph database. Show how your data is connected through multiple visualization integrations including RedisInsight, Linkurious, and Graphileon. Query graphs using the industry-standard Cypher query language and easily use graph capabilities from application code.

RedisGraph Go Client#

The redisgraph-go is a Golang client for the RedisGraph module. It relies on redigo for Redis connection management and provides support for RedisGraph's QUERY, EXPLAIN, and DELETE commands.

Follow the steps below to get started with RedisGraph with Go:

Step 1. Run Redis Stack Docker container#

 docker run -p 6379:6379 --name redis/redis-stack

Step 2. Verify if RedisGraph module is loaded#

 info modules
 # Modules

Step 3. Loading the RedisGraph Module#

 go get github.com/redislabs/redisgraph-go

Step 4. Clone the repository#

 git clone https://github.com/RedisGraph/redisgraph-go

Step 5. Running the Test suite#

 go test
 found packages redisgraph (client_test.go) and main (main.go) in /Users/ajeetraina/projects/redisgraph-go

Step 6. Running the Go Program#

 go run main.go
 |  p.name  | p.age | c.name |
 | John Doe |    33 | Japan  |

 Cached execution 0.000000
 Query internal execution time 3.031700
 Visited countries by person:

 Name: John Doe

 Age: 33
 Pathes of persons vi

Step 7. Monitor the Graph query#

 redis-cli> monitor
 1633495122.588292 [0] "GRAPH.DELETE" "social"
 1633495122.589641 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "CREATE (UPoQSvSnBD:person{gender:\"male\",status:\"single\",name:\"John Doe\",age:33}),(ZNxbsnHGoO:country{name:\"Japan\"}),(UPoQSvSnBD)-[:visited]->(ZNxbsnHGoO)" "--compact"
 1633495122.591407 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "MATCH (p:person)-[v:visited]->(c:country)\n           RETURN p.name, p.age, c.name" "--compact"
 1633495122.593040 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "MATCH p = (:person)-[:visited]->(:country) RETURN p" "--compact"
 1633495122.594405 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "CALL db.labels()" "--compact"
 1633495122.595552 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "CALL db.propertyKeys()" "--compact"
 1633495122.596942 [0] "GRAPH.QUERY" "social" "CALL db.relationshipTypes()" "--compact"

Step 8. Install RedisInsight#

Run the RedisInsight container. The easiest way is to run the following command:

 docker run -d -v redisinsight:/db -p 8001:8001 redislabs/redisinsight:latest

Step 9. Accessing RedisInsight#

Next, point your browser to http://localhost:8001.

Step 10. Run the Graph Query#

You can use the limit clause to limit the number of records returned by a query:



  • Learn more about RedisGraph in the Quickstart tutorial.