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Jocelyn Hoppa

Managing Editor, Neo4j

Jocelyn has been involved in some form of content creation since graduating with a journalism degree in 1999. With various stints at A&E publications, she eventually helmed rock magazine institution Crawdaddy! as the Editor-in-Chief. Somewhat incongruously, in her free time, she wrote a biography for teens on Isaac Asimov. Today, when not building content around the fascinating world of graphs, she manages her own online music magazine, No Recess!.


Latest Posts by Jocelyn Hoppa

Catch this week's GraphCast: Watching this entertaining presentation on graph databases and why they are life-changing.

#GraphCast: “Graph Databases Will Change Your Freakin’ Life”

Welcome to this week's #GraphCast – our series featuring what you might have missed in Neo4j media from the past fortnight. Last time, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkly Sasaki, highlights the NODES 2019 keynote given by Emil Eifrem and also points you to more than 50 other valuable talks and... read more


Capturing Relationships: 5-Minute Interview with Forrest Swope

"If I take information from 50 of my relational databases, I can build an interesting graph and learn what makes some kids do better than others," said Forrest Swope, Manager of Data Operations, University of Virginia. In this week's five-minute interview (conducted at GraphTour DC 2019), we... read more


Turning Data Into Actionable Knowledge: 5-Minute Interview with David Meza

"I've noticed that queries run a lot faster than in my SQL databases, but the biggest concept is being able to see connections across the information that you wouldn't normally see," said David Meza, Chief Knowledge Architect at Johnson Space Center in Houston. In this week's five-minute... read more


SQL Server Advocate Turns Graph:
5-Minute Interview with Dee Pandian

"I got a fairly big data set, around 2 gigabytes, and I created the same kind of relationships in SQL Server and in Neo4j. When I got the results back, that was a wow moment,” said Dee Pandian, Deputy Director of CyForce at Jacobs Engineering. In this week's five-minute interview... read more



Learn 15 aspects of a native graph database.

It’s All in the Relationships: 15 Rules of a Native Graph Database

Like a complex system grid or an air-traffic-control map, a graph database is represented as a network of nodes and connections called a labeled property graph. The nodes, which appear as circles or squares, represent entities such as people, products, companies or orders. In Neo4j, the... read more


Check out this 5-minute interview to learn about Innovation Labs at Neo4j.

Innovate In Less Than a Week: 5-Minute Interview with Alessandro Svensson

"The feedback we receive from participants is that together we accomplish an impressive amount of work in just a week, even on projects that they've been thinking about, working on, and POC'ing for years,” said Alessandro Svensson, head of Innovation Labs at Neo4j. In this week's five-minute... read more


Learn more about how graph technology eliminates the chaos of IAM.

Connecting the Complexity of Identity and Access Management

The growth of enterprise networks and the explosion of connected devices has turned Identity and Access Management (IAM) into one of the top concerns of IT organizations across the globe. IAM is often implemented using directory-service solutions provided by operating-system or enterprise... read more


Learn how the Paradise Papers are still turning up results.

#GraphCast: Follow the Money

Welcome to this week's #GraphCast – our series featuring what you might have missed in Neo4j media from the past fortnight. Last time, our content chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, highlighted an intro video on deploying the Neo4j graph database on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which means more... read more


Check out this interview with David Bader of Georgia Tech.

Solving Real-World Problems: 5-Minute Interview with David Bader

"Graphs have gone mainstream," said Dr. David Bader, School of Computational Science and Engineering Georgia Tech. When David Bader started working with graphs 25 years ago, it was a niche that required designing specific algorithms and even specific computers. Now the Neo4j graph database is... read more


Check out this interview with Pascal Desmarets, CEO of Hackolade.

NoSQL Data Modeling: 5-Minute Interview with Pascal Desmarets

"The use cases for graph databases are far more numerous than people imagined early on," said Pascal Desmarets, founder and CEO of Hackolade. NoSQL databases are schemaless, so data modeling isn’t necessary – at least in theory. In practice, Hackolade saw a niche in the market to provide a... read more



Check out this 5-minute interview with Julian Schibberges of Bernstein Group.

Graphs and RegTech: 5-Minute Interview with Julian Schibberges

"Graph databases are the natural solution to the problems we face in compliance," said Julian Schibberges, Managing Director of the Bernstein Group. Tough compliance problems require a look not just at particular people or businesses but at the larger network around them. Consulting with... read more


Check out this 5-minute interview with Christian Tsambikakis.

Connecting Compliance: 5-Minute Interview with Christian Tsambikakis

”Graph databases haven't even begun to reach their full potential," said Christian Tsambikakis, CEO of KERBEROS Compliance. Compliance with anti-money laundering regulations is a challenge, and companies in industries like sports-betting and real estate face strict auditing and reporting... read more


Learn more about the Neo4j Administration free online training course.

Check Out the Newly Revamped Neo4j Administration Online Training Course

It takes approximately one work day (or 8 hours) to complete training – and be proficient in – common administration tasks for a production deployment of Neo4j Enterprise Edition. This training course was originally based on Neo4j 3.3, and so, got a much-needed update that better reflects... read more


Catch this week's GraphCast: Bliss Out to Neo4j Bloom.

#GraphCast: Bliss Out to Neo4j Bloom

Welcome to this week's #GraphCast – our series featuring what you might have missed in Neo4j media from the past fortnight. Last time, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, sent a raven and featured a video showcasing the power of graph analytics with a Game of Thrones dataset. (Eeeee,... read more


Check out this 5-minute interview with Ann Grubbs, Chief Data Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space.

Mapping Product DNA: 5-Minute Interview with Ann Grubbs

"Data is meaningless if you don't know how to connect it," said Ann Grubbs, Chief Data Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space. Lockheed Martin Space builds satellites, following the entire product lifecycle, from proposals to engineering and design to procurement and manufacturing, right through... read more


Check out this interview with Dr. Alexander Jarasch.

Exploring Inherent Connections: 5-Minute Interview with Dr. Alexander Jarasch

"When I saw Neo4j the first time, I was overwhelmed by how easy it is to connect different types of data," said Dr. Alexander Jarasch, Head of Data and Knowledge Management at the German Center for Diabetes Research. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. The German Center for... read more


Check out this interview with Weidong Yang, CEO of Kineviz.

Bringing Wonder to Data: 5-Minute Interview with Weidong Yang

"It was an aha moment. Integrating our solution with Neo4j allowed us to focus on the critical things we do well, visualization and interactivity," said Weidong Yang, CEO of Kineviz. San Francisco-based Kineviz believes that working with data is often more of an art than an engineering skill,... read more


Discover the benefits of our updated Neo4j online training course.

Check Out the Newly Revamped Intro to Neo4j Online Training Course

In less than a day, you could become a graphista. Because we believe that graph databases are the future of backend software development, we wanted to make it easier and simpler than ever to get started on your graph journey. That's why we've just completed a much-needed overhaul of the... read more


Check out this 5-minute interview with Alex Babeanu from Nulli.

Simplifying Identity Management: 5-Minute Interview with Alex Babeanu

"We've tried using LDAP. We've tried using SQL databases. It's just a nightmare to be honest," said Alex Babeanu, Identity Solutions Architect at Nulli. With smartphones, online services, smart devices, the number of identities that must be managed is exploding, exponentially increasing the... read more



Check out this 5-minute interview with Frederick Kagan, Director of the Critical Threats Project.

Agile Open Source Intelligence: 5-Minute Interview with Frederick Kagan

"One thing that a relational database isn't, is relational ," said Frederick Kagan, Director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute. All intelligence organizations are interested in seeing data connections and traversing networks. The Critical Threats Project does... read more


Check out this 5-minute interview with David Fox of Adobe.

Social Power, Operational Ease: 5-Minute Interview with David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe

"We were able to go from 48 Cassandra instances to three Neo4j instances. Going into the project, we weren't sure whether that was going to be possible," said David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe. Adobe runs Behance, a social network where digital artists share portfolios, learn from one... read more


Catch this week's GraphCast: Bandersnatch Edition featuring decision trees.

#GraphCast: Bandersnatch Edition

Welcome to this week's #GraphCast – our new series featuring what you might have missed on the Neo4j YouTube channel. Last week, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, decided to get geeked on graph theory proof of Euler's formula, which highlights the incredible math that underlies all... read more