Future of Dgraph

Hey Dgraph Team,

Is there a timeframe on when you guys are going to make any changes? Better yet is there a timeframe on when you guys will let us know the time frame for anything about anything?

In case you guys don’t know, we rarely hear updates from 3 different teams of Dgraph teams, which is by far the greatest downfall of Dgraph. Crickets will kill a product faster than a bad product.

Please don’t tell us to stay tight, we have been doing this for years now.

Thanks,

J

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I echo these sentiments. I’ve posted my thoughts on how Hypermode can lean into core Dgraph development on the semi-recent discuss topic: How are we tracking on our priorties?. I’d love to hear what the future has in store for DGraph.

I am also hesitating on leaning on Dgraph for new client projects until I have a bit of clarity/reassurance of the future of the product

Hi All-- this is my fault. With the transition, I’ve been heads down on integrating the teams and driving Hypermode’s products toward GA. That’s not been fair to you all. I’ll try to be much more active here going forward.

On the radio silence, the short answer is:

We’ve been working with Hypermode’s first few customers to implement our offering end to end with them. The first cohort will be going into production over the new few weeks.

Along the way, we’re documenting/implementing improvements to Dgraph including some of the showstoppers you all have shared (reliability, consistent performance, upgrades, better debugging/monitoring). We’re also adding quality of life improvements (Badger, GraphQL improvements), and new features (vectors). As promised, these improvements will shortly be rolled into Dgraph as open source improvements.

We’ve been largely silent because I’m sensitive to making a commitment to ya’ll then walking it back as priorities get shifted to support our commercial customers. My DMs are always open if you want to ping me specifically about an item.

Dgraph is still a vast majority of our revenue-- we’ve got several engineers still full time on improving it. We’re also still driving toward getting Dgraph into a place where it’s able to be managed/contributed to by the community/users rather than purely a commercial entity (Dgraph Labs).

We’ll have a clear “go forward” roadmap, community plan, release cadence, etc. by no later than the end of Q1 this year.

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