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Alastair Green

Query Languages Standards & Research Lead, Neo4j

Alastair Green leads Neo4j’s work on graph query language development and standards, and he is part of the team making the Cypher language available in Apache Spark. He has a background in enterprise data integration and transaction processing product design and deployment.

He brings a strong mix of consulting, architecture, and product skills to the Neo4j team. He is Neo4j’s product manager for the Cypher language, and member of the Neo4j Cypher Language Group (CLG)

His career in IT began in software development, evolving into pre-sales and post-sales, then into various architect, consulting and business roles, and then eventually founding and running a startup specialized in distributed transaction management. For the last eight years, Alastair has worked in senior data-related product management and enterprise architecture positions inside of financial services: First at Barclays, and then at RBS where he was the head of Design Architecture for the Risk Solutions group.

Latest Posts by Alastair Green

Neo4j News: GQL to incorporate and consider several graph database languages.

GQL Is Now a Global Standards Project alongside SQL

The votes are in. This past June, national standards bodies around the world – belonging to ISO/IEC's Joint Technical Committee 1 (responsible for IT standards) – began voting on the GQL project proposal. Graph Query Language (GQL) is a new language being developed and maintained by the... read more

Learn all about the vote to include Cypher queries and graph algorithms in Apache Spark 3.0

Apache Spark Developers Have Voted to Include Cypher in Spark 3.0 [Update]

The community vote by Apache Spark contributors has just closed – and the results are positive. Thank you to everyone who participated when we asked for your votes and feedback. As part of the preparations for a forthcoming Apache Spark 3.0 release, the Spark development community... read more

Learn about the first openCypher Implementers Meeting happening on 8 Feb 2017 in Walldorf, Germany

openCypher – the SQL of Graphs – Hosts First Implementers Meeting (oCIM)

I’ve only been on the Neo4j team for eight months, but it’s been a hectic and fascinating introduction to the world of graph data management. During my career I’ve been back and forth between software product companies (from the very large to startups), and end-user companies (from... read more

Learn about the beta release of Neo4j 3.1 with Causal Clustering architecture & security features

Neo4j 3.1 GA Release: Causal Clustering, Security & More

We are excited to announce our landmark new release of Neo4j 3.1. Neo4j 3.1 introduces a new state-of-the-art clustering architecture and new security architecture to meet enterprise requirements for scale and security. This new release extends the comprehensive set of graph functionality for... read more