This Week in Neo4j – 20 May 2017

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’s featured community member is Ben Nussbaum, CTO of Neo4j Solution Partner AtomRain.

Ben Nussbaum – This week’s featured community member

Ben has been an active member of the Neo4j community for the last five years, while building out the GraphGrid data platform, which provides hosted Neo4j, graph algorithms, and advanced analytics.

Ben appeared twice on Rik van Bruggen‘s Graphistania podcast in the first half of 2016 and frequently runs Neo4j training sessions in Los Angeles.

The Neo4j GraphQL Community Graph Hackathon

My colleague Will Lyon announced the start of the Neo4j GraphQL Community Graph hackathon which will finish on Monday after the GraphQL-Europe conference in Berlin.

If you’d like to take part, Sashko Stubailo has created the community graph starter kit which provides the skeleton of an application that uses the Apollo GraphQL client to connect to and query the GraphQL community graph.

The Salesforce graph, Software analytics, Automated menu planning

State of graph databases survey

IBM released the results of their State of graph databases survey where people were asked why they’re using graph databases and what they’re planning to use them for in future.

Democratising data at Airbnb

Following on from their talk at GraphConnect Europe last week, Chris Williams and John Bodley explain how Airbnb have developed Dataportal, a novel data resource search and discovery tool to make sense of their internal data.

Dataportal combines Flask, ElasticSearch, and Neo4j to help employees discover and then search data that would usually only be available in team specific silos.

ComputerWorld UK also have a detailed write up of the talk.

Neo4j available on AWS & Azure Marketplace

As of this week Neo4j is now available in the Azure Marketplace as well as the AWS Marketplace.

Neo4j is now available in the Azure Marketplace

If you use either of those cloud providers be sure to give it a try and let us know how you get on.

From The Knowledge Base

This week from the Neo4j Knowledge Base we have an article showing how to compare two graphs for equality using Cypher and APOC’s md5 function.

On the Podcast: Darko Križić

On the Graphistania podcast this week we have an interview with Darko Križić, the CTO of Neo4j partner PRODYNA.

Darko has been working on Neo4j projects for the last couple of years and chats with Rik about how they got into graph databases at PRODYNA, why graphs work well for modeling complex domain models, and the Cypher query language.

Tweet of the Week

My favourite tweet this week was by Tim Williams:

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

Cheers, Mark