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TypeDB Drivers

Welcome to the TypeDB driver documentation!

Introduction

TypeDB accepts client connections via gRPC based TypeDB driver RPC protocol.

To build an application capable of connecting to TypeDB, we can use one of the existing libraries implementing it, called TypeDB drivers, or we can implement it ourselves as a new driver.

A TypeDB driver is a library that implements TypeDB driver RPC protocol and provides a language-specific native API. TypeDB drivers are available for some of the most popular programming languages: Rust, Python, Java, Node.js, and C++.

Rust driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The sample application tutorial for the Rust driver.

The full API reference for the TypeDB Rust driver.

Python driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The sample application tutorial for the Python driver.

The full API reference for the TypeDB Python driver.

Java driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The sample application tutorial for the Java driver.

The full API reference for the TypeDB Java driver.

Node.js driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The sample application tutorial for the Node.js driver.

The full API reference for the TypeDB Node.js driver.

C++ driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The sample application tutorial for the C++ driver.

The full API reference for the TypeDB C++ driver.

C driver

Basic information, Installation instructions, and version compatibility.

The full API reference for the TypeDB C driver.

Driver architecture

TypeDB drivers share a common architecture and capabilities. The key components have to do with providing an API, opening and managing connections, sessions, and transactions, as well as validating and sending queries, processing responses.

The following diagram illustrates the structure of a typical TypeDB driver.

Structure of a TypeDB driver

Simply put, the main components of any TypeDB driver are the classes and methods to establish a connection to a TypeDB database, execute queries, and process responses.

As of version 2.24.x the Java, Python, and C/C++ drivers are re-implemented as wrappers on top of the Rust driver via an FFI interface.

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