GQL Standard

NEWS: GQL was just inaugurated as an official ISO project. See New Query Language for Graph Databases to Become International Standard for more information.

GQL is an upcoming International Standard language for property graph querying that is currently being created. The idea of a standalone graph query language to complement SQL was raised by ISO SC32/ WG3 members in early 2017, and is echoed in the GQL manifesto of May 2018.

GQL supporters aim to develop a rock-solid next-generation declarative graph query language that builds on the foundations of SQL and integrates proven ideas from the existing openCypher, PGQL, GSQL, and G-CORE languages. The proposed SQL:2020 Property Graph Query Extensions already build on these existing languages.

GQL will incorporate this prior work, as part of an expanded set of features including regular path queries, graph compositional queries (enabling views) and schema support.

Site Purpose and Goals

This site serves as a hub for sharing information and ideas about the ongoing development of the GQL standard proposal.

  • Graph Query Language Requirements
  • Use cases for specific capabilities
  • Graph Query Language resources, conferences and workshops
  • Updates on the progress of a formal GQL Standard.

To get more information or to get involved, please refer to the links on the Collaboration page.

GQL Events

Wednesday 9 October 2019

9.00 Pacific, 17.00 UTC