Neo4j at SpringOne 2GX 2012 in Washington, DC

Meet us during this week’s (Oct 15-18) SpringOne 2GX 2012 conference in Washington D.C. where we’re proudly participating as a Gold Sponsor.

Our entertaining CEO Emil Eifrem and the Spring-savvy Neo4j team consisting of Michael Hunger, Stefan Armbruster and Lasse Westh-Nielsen will be there all week.

Of course we’d love for you to attend one of our awesome talks at the conference, or just pull us aside for a one on one chat in the hallways or our booth. Can’t make the conference? Don’t worry, you can join us at a meetup graciously hosted by AOL.

With the scheduled Monday release of the Spring Data projects there will be a lot of buzz around the topic of “NOSQL for Spring Developers” which we will naturally participate in. So if you have any questions regarding NOSQL solutions in an enterprise Java context, feel free to come along to our booth or stalk us. At the booth we’ll also draw the usual iPad and have awesome swag to hand out on a first-come first-serve basis.

During the conference the long awaited Spring Data book (Modern Data Access for Enterprise Java) written by the Spring Data project leads and published by O’Reilly will also become available as an e-book.

Talks & Meetups

Session: Wed Oct 17, 2:45 PM: Addressing the Big Data Challenge With a Graph

Emil Eifrem and Michael Hunger

This session will provide a close look at the graph model and will offer best use cases for effective, cost-efficient data storage and accessibility. Takeaways will include an understanding of the graph databases model, how it compares to document and relational databases, and why it is best suited for the storage, mapping and querying of connected data. To be included is a hands-on guide to Spring Data Neo4j, which provides straightforward object persistence into the Neo4j graph database.

Session: Thu, Oct 18, 8:30 AM Grails goes Graph

Stefan Armbruster

The past few months have seen the establishment of the Grails Neo4j plugin, which is now in a phase of stabilization and is already used in production. This session will provide a demo covering the usage of Neo4j in multiple setup scenarios, such as embedding and REST. We will show how a domain model is decomposed into Neo4j’s node-space, and the potential of graph-specific capabilities like traversals and Cypher queries. The session will also offer a case study covering our experiences running the Grails Neo4j combo under high load in a real production system.

Meetup: Tue, Oct 16 7:00 PM, Spring Data Neo4j – Graph Power with Spring

Michael Hunger, Stefan Armbruster
AOL Campus, HQ 5th Floor, 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, VA 20166

Our presentation introduces the different aspects of Spring Data Neo4j and shows applications in several example domains. During the session we walk through the creation of an engaging sample application that starts with the setup and annotating the domain objects. We see the usage of Neo4j Template and the powerful repository abstraction. After deploying the application to a cloud PaaS we execute some interesting query use-cases on the collected data.

Looking forward to see you at any of these occasions and exploring the intriguing world of connected data.