What is really needed is "Graph Visualization" as REST web service in the cloud!

I want to suggest to the makers of Graphvis to consider offering their software library as a live web service. Most of today's programming is in the cloud anyways.

The Graphvis library was written in C/C++ but many of the big data application are in a higher level language like Java, Scala, Haskell, F#, Closure, Lisp....etc. In order to avoid interfacing issues, it's best to offer the library as a cloud service with a REST interface.

I would also suggest to investigate a way to charge users of the service a small fee per api call in a pay-as-you-go scheme. Users want quality and reliability of service and they are willing to pay for it, if it is reasonably priced.

Start by offering a Graphviz as a web service on Amazon AWS would be an excellent idea.

Check out CloudViz

Seems like the idea that you are referring to, its a Rest API to generate diagrams from text based descriptions, check it out here.

Something like this?

Actually, we have been

Actually, we have been working on this, but as something on AT&T's cloud server. Initially, we planned to just use the WebDot interface (http://www.graphviz.org/webdot/index.html) for the API. The client specifies the graph, the layout, and the output format. This would seem to fit into a REST interface. If you would like to provide concrete examples of how you would like to use the interface, that would help us make sure what you want is doable. Thanks.

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