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Java-based Gremlin clients to use with Amazon Neptune

You can use either of two open-source Java-based Gremlin clients with Amazon Neptune: the Apache TinkerPop Java Gremlin client, or the Gremlin client for Amazon Neptune.

Apache TinkerPop Java Gremlin client

If you can, always use the latest version of the Apache TinkerPop Java Gremlin client that your engine version supports. Newer versions contain numerous bug fixes which can improves the stability, performance and usability of the client.

The table below lists the earliest and latest versions of TinkerPop client supported by different Neptune engine versions:

Neptune Engine Version Minimum TinkerPop Version Maximum TinkerPop Version

1.0.1.0 (patches before 200366.0)

3.3.0

3.3.2

1.0.1.0 (patches from 200366.0 on)

3.4.0

3.4.1

1.0.1.1

3.3.0

3.3.2

1.0.1.2

3.4.0

3.4.1

1.0.1.3

3.4.0

3.4.1

1.0.2.0

3.4.0

3.4.1

1.0.2.1

3.4.0

3.4.1

1.0.2.2

3.4.0

3.4.3

1.0.3.0

3.4.0

3.4.3

1.0.3.0.R3

3.4.0

3.4.8

1.0.4.0

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.0.4.1

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.0.4.2

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.0.5.0

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.0.5.1

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.1.0.0

3.4.0

3.4.13

1.1.1.0

3.5.2

3.5.2

TinkerPop clients are usually backwards compatible within a series (3.3.x, for example, or 3.4.x). There are exceptional cases where backward compatibility has to be broken, so it's best to check the TinkerPop upgrade recommendation before upgrading to a new client version.

The client might not be able to use new steps or new features introduced in versions later than what the server supports, but you can expect existing queries and features to work unless the upgrade recommendation calls out a breaking change.

Note

Starting with Neptune engine release 1.1.1.0 don't use a TinkerPop version lower than 3.5.2.

Python users should avoid using TinkerPop version 3.4.9 because of a default timeout setting that requires direct configuration (see TINKERPOP-2505).

Gremlin Java client for Amazon Neptune

The Gremlin client for Amazon Neptune is an open-source Java-based Gremlin client that acts as a drop-in replacement for the standard TinkerPop Java client.

The Neptune Gremlin client is optimized for Neptune clusters. It lets you manage traffic distribution across multiple instances in a cluster, and adapts to changes in cluster topology when you add or remove a replica. You can even configure the client to distribute requests across a subset of instances in your cluster, based on role, instance type, availability zone (AZ), or tags associated with instances.

The latest version of the Neptune Gremlin Java client is available on Maven Central.

For more information about the Neptune Gremlin Java client, see this blog post. For code samples and demos, check out the client's GitHub project.