BIGGR: Bringing Gradoop to Applications

  • M. Ali RostamiEmail author
  • Matthias Kricke
  • Eric Peukert
  • Stefan Kühne
  • Moritz Wilke
  • Steffen Dienst
  • Erhard Rahm


Analyzing large amounts of graph data, e.g., from social networks or bioinformatics, has recently gained much attention. Unfortunately, tool support for handling and analyzing such graph data is still weak and scalability to large data volumes is often limited. We introduce the BIGGR approach providing a novel tool for the user-friendly and efficient analysis and visualization of Big Graph Data on top of the open-source software KNIME and gradoop. Users can visually program graph analytics workflows, execute them on top of the distributed processing framework Apache Flink and visualize large graphs within KNIME. For visualization, we apply visualization-driven data reduction techniques by pushing down sampling and layouting to gradoop and Apache Flink. We also discuss an initial application of the tool for the analysis of patent citation graphs.


Graph analysis Graph visualization Graph sampling Gradoop KNIME 



The BIGGR project is joint work with KNIME and we thank Tobias Kötter und Mark Ortmann for assistance with technical parts of KNIME.


This work was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the projects BIGGR (BMBF 01IS16030B) and ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig (BMBF 01IS14014B).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for InformaticsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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