Getting Gremlins to Improve Your Data

Data as it appears in the real world is naturally connected, but traditional data modeling focuses on entities which can cause for complicated joins of naturally connected data. This is were graph databases come in as they store data more like what happens naturally in the real world. But how do you get started?

During this workshop, we will discover just what is graph databases are, the use cases for them, and how to get started using them using the Graph API within Azure Cosmos DB. We will build a graph database from scratch and then hook it up to a web application to start to use the power of the Graph API.

We will use ASP.NET Core and C# for the workshop, but the focus will be on the Graph API and not these technologies. Examples will also be provided in Java, Node.js, Python, and PHP so that everyone can follow along.

Short Abstract

Data is naturally connected, but data modeling focuses on entities which cause complicated joins; this is where graph databases come in as they store data more naturally. Learn hands-on how to use Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API to traverse graph data structures and implement them into applications.




  • Architecture
  • Azure
  • Cosmos DB
  • Data
  • Database
  • Graph Databases

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of graph databases
  • Get hands-on experience setting up, configuring, and optimizing a graph database
  • Get hands-on experience working with graph databases in your application


Event Location Date
European Cloud Conference Nice, France October 27 – 29, 2021
Microsoft Azure Virtual Full-Day Tutorial Series Online October 21, 2020
Music City Tech 2019 Nashville, TN September 5, 2019
Beer City Code Grand Rapids, MI May 31, 2019