Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.

This week we have the announcement of Neo4j 3.4 and the Bloom visualization tool, analyzing Wifi traffic, gaining insights into text using graph visualization, Neo4j with Azure Functions, and more.


This week’s featured community member is Dmitry Paranyushkin, Senior Researcher at Nodus Labs.

Dmitry Paranyushkin - This Week’s Featured Community Member

Dmitry Paranyushkin – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Dmitry has been in the Neo4j community for a number of years, and started using Neo4j in the 1.9 series back in 2013. Dmitry used Neo4j to build InfraNodus, a tool that can be used to easily gain insights from text using graph visualization.

Dmitry showed off InfraNodus during this week’s online meetup.



The tool uses sigma.js as its visualization component. For almost the entire hour Dmitry did a live demo of the tool and showed off its voice to text to graph feature, as well as how to analyse the text of Wikipedia pages and Twitter hashtags. The tool is available on the noduslabs/infranodus repository, so give it a try and let Dmitry know how you get on.

On behalf of the Neo4j community, thanks for all your work Dmitry! Oh…​and watch the video, it’s amazing!

Neo4j 3.4 and Bloom Visualization Tool Announced


On Tuesday, at GraphTour San Francisco, Emil announced the arrival of an entirely new product being added to the Neo4j Graph Platform: Neo4j Bloom.

GPU accelerated rendering Neo4j Bloom graph visualization 768x322

Bloom is a graph communication and data visualization product that aims to make it easier for non Developers to explore and make sense of graphs in the same way that Cypher did for non Java Developers.

Emil also announced Neo4j 3.4, which will be released in the next few weeks with native support for Spatial and DateTime data types. We’re looking forward to see the new applications you’re able to build with the new functionality.

You can watch a recording of Emil’s announcement as well as a live stream from the whole of the GraphTour San Francisco event. A.R. Guess also has an article covering the release announcement.

Release of GraphAware NLP Libraries, Azure Functions, Plotting Wifi Traffic


Graph Analytics vs Graph Queries, Neo4j and Java, Data Viz in Mixed Reality


Next Week


What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?

Date Title Group Speaker

May 8th 2018

GraphTour Boston

Graph Database Boston

Neo4j and Customer speakers

May 8th 2018

Signals from outer space

Graph Databases Sachsen

Vlasta Ku

May 9th 2018

Uncover Opportunities and Mitigate Risk with Neo4j & Thomson Reuters Data

Neo4j Dubai

Vince Bickers, Samer Mahfouz

May 9th 2018

Intro to Graphs

Neo4j – London User Group

Mark Needham

Tweet of the Week


My favourite tweet this week was by my colleague Oskar Hane:

Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark

 

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About the Author

Mark Needham , Developer Relations Engineer

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Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer at Neo4j.

As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. Mark previously worked in engineering on the clustering team, helping to build the Causal Clustering feature released in Neo4j 3.1. Mark writes about his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at markhneedham.com. He tweets at @markhneedham.


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