GraphLab Create™ Open Source

Update: Available Q1 2015

We are committed to open source and community.

Inspired by the success of companies like elasticsearch and mongoDB, we will continued to embrace the open source and academic community. We plan to release the foundational components of GraphLab Create as open source in the first quarter of 2015. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified of availability.

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What is GraphLab Create?

GraphLab Create is a Python library that includes the following:

  • a simple Python interface on top of a fast C++ engine
  • out-of-core support for graphs and tabular data with SFrame and SGraph
  • scalable machine learning modules such as boosted decision trees, deep learning and text analytics
  • auto-tuning of parameters for classification and recommendation models
  • built-in integration with SPARK, Hadoop, Apache Avro and OBDC connectors
  • ability to deploy a model to a RESTful predictive service
  • seamless integration with AWS EC2 and S3 for scalable compute and storage
  • visualization of data, jobs and predictive services with GraphLab Canvas
  • developer SDK to enable extensibility in algorithms, data connectors and more (coming in v1.2)

Try GraphLab Create Now


On October 15, 2014, at Strata + HadoopWorld, we announced the general availability of our flagship product, GraphLab Create 1.0,

We saw an opportunity to propel the field of data science forward and to make machine learning more powerful for data scientists and more accessible to software engineers. The team learned from the academic, open source PowerGraph project and built our flagship product, GraphLab Create. We took power and speed to the next level with innovations like SFrames and SGraph plus made the entire development workflow more usable with a simple Python API, advanced machine learning toolkits and the ability to deploy predictive services directly to the Cloud. With GraphLab Create, I really believe we can Unleash Data Science from inspiration to production.”

- Carlos Guestrin, CEO, GraphLab, Inc.

What happened to was a website focused on the GraphLab PowerGraph and GraphChi academic, open source projects. Since the release of GraphLab Create, we have consolidated our web properties to and . All of the great information previously available on is now accessible at the GraphLab PowerGraph github repo .