Coronavirus Mutations Revealed with Perspectives

Revealing Hidden Coronavirus Mutations

In the past month, the internet has exploded with information about coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The vast amount of data feels like too much to keep up with. But that’s where graph and data visualization thrives! So, we used the power of Tom Sawyer Perspectives to visualize the continually updated genomic epidemiology data provided by Nextstrain to reveal previously unseen coronavirus mutations.

Phylogenetic data of coronavirus genomes and mutations from mid March 2020 shown in symmetric layout using Tom Sawyer Perspectives
Phylogenetic data of coronavirus genomes and mutations from mid-March 2020 shown in symmetric layout using Tom Sawyer Perspectives

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3 Quick Ways To Perfect Graph Edge Labels

Fix Inconsistent Grap Edge Lables

You gather your data, choose the best layout, and find an analysis method that gets your users the insight they need. But before you can declare victory, you need to assign meaning to the objects in your graph. Adding labels to nodes and edges might seem easy enough, but sometimes—especially with graph edge labels—their placement can cause readability issues. Since a “messy” presentation can compromise the message and meaning of your graph visualization, you’ll want to do all you can to prevent these.

Graph Edge Labels that are rotated, centered, and placed over each edge.

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AWS Amazon Neptune Team and Tom Sawyer Software Integrate New Graph Technologies

At AWS re:Invent, we revealed our partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that supports the integration of Tom Sawyer Graph Database Browser and Tom Sawyer Perspectives with Amazon Neptune. Customers can take advantage of the integration and build applications with Perspectives for Amazon’s newest cloud-based graph database service, Neptune.


Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. Our flagship product, Tom Sawyer Perspectives, is designed specifically for building and deploying web applications that visualize and analyze highly related datasets. The two products are tightly integrated.

Tom Sawyer Perspectives now supports Amazon Neptune's fully-managed graph database service.

Tom Sawyer Graph Database Browser makes it easy for anyone to load data into Amazon Neptune and start analyzing the graphs. The application is the first and only to visualize and analyze data in Amazon Neptune as well as automatically execute native Neptune load commands to import data directly from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) into the database.

Together with AWS Amazon Neptune, our deep integration creates a super convenient and easy-to-use cloud-based, fast, and scalable graph database and visualization solution. 

Want to try visualizing AWS Amazon Neptune Data?

It’s easy to test drive the Tom Sawyer Graph Database Browser using a free trial on AWS Marketplace. It works with other graph databases too.

The Graph Database Browser includes a number of unique capabilities that go beyond a typical database browser to enhance the AWS Amazon Neptune user experience. Below are just a few.

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Automating Swimlane Diagrams

Swimlane diagrams give context to processes. If you haven’t used them, swimlane diagrams combine the logic of a flow chart with the accountability of an action item list. They show who or what is responsible for each step in a process. Because people and processes are continually changing, automating swimlane diagrams saves you hours of repetitive labor in rearranging and updating content.

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Welcome to Our New Blog!

Data Visualization Examples
Graph and data visualization examples

Our goals for the Blog parallel closely with the goals of our technology: to help people light up connections between data, see them from multiple perspectives, and take action. Our customers and partners tell us this is critical. Along with our customers, we have a phenomenal extended community of technology innovators, standards groups, and academic thought leaders from around the world. They are at the heart of transforming digital enterprises.

Like our technology, our Blog will present relevant perspectives from our community and from a variety of data sources to help you see connections, learn from experts, answer questions, and discover new pathways. Read More “Welcome to Our New Blog!”