Graph algorithms in GraphX

GraphX supports sophisticated Graph processing and while you can build your own graph algorithms, GraphX provides a number of algorithms as a part of GraphX directly available as methods of graph or GraphOps objects. The three major components that GraphX supports include:

  • PageRank
  • Connected components
  • Triangle counting


PageRank measure the importance of a vertex in the graph. For example, a Twitter user with lots of Twitter followers, or a LinkedIn user with lots of LinkedIn connections and followers is often considered influential and ranked highly.

GraphX supports both static and dynamic versions of PageRank, where static PageRank runs for a fixed number of iterations, while a dynamic PageRank runs until convergence ...

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